April Meeting

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This month’s meeting topic:

Collection Management:  We’ll address your burning collection management issues: when to weed, when to update that book, and best practices (and sources) for keeping up to date on your collection. Join us!

Do you have books that look like this in your collection?


If so, it’s time for a serious weeding. And check out some other gems from this blog post of books out in the mid-1980s

Date: April 12th

Place: WLSC (our last meeting there – next month is a field trip)

Time: 10 am until 12 pm.

Don’t forget to register. All are welcome.

~ Jennifer


Happy New Year

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I hope 2016 brings you and your library much joy, good books, and good friends.


On Readers’ Advisory

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In doing some research for our December meeting, I came across this post and thought it was fantastic. (Meeting Reminder: 12/8 at 10am at the WLSC)

I’ve always loved RA; it was one of my favorite parts of the job.

So I can’t wait to hear everyone’s stories/tips

~ Jennifer


New Meeting Date

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Good Morning,

Thanks for those of you who filled out the survey – it’s still open if you didn’t get a chance yet.


According to the responses the best meeting date is Tuesday morning.

So the next meeting will be Tuesday Sept 8th from 10-12 at the WLSC

We’ll be wrapping up summer reading (What worked and what didn’t) We’ll talk about the upcoming year with topics from the survey – or other topics brainstormed.

Hope to see you then,


Meeting Minutes May 2015

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We began by discussing plans for summer reading. Our thoughts of the CSLP teen art work and how we are getting teens excited for the programs. 

Video promos for summer reading can be really cute and successful. CT will hopefully be participating in the CSLP teen video contest for the 2016 summer reading theme. 

Today’s topic was working with community partners. 

This is subjective because each community has different offerings and organizations. 

Canterbury works with a bank to promote and offer a shredding truck. There is also a focus on protecting identity. The public really enjoys this program and that they have done  to for three years. 

Ellington has an inter-generational book club with seniors and teens. The teens really like talking to people who have lived through the events of historical fiction novels. This is run in a two month series with teens choosing one book and seniors picking the second one. 

Banks have also been willing to donate saving bonds as summer reading prizes. 

Slant Money Smart Weeks towards things teens care about “how to save money to buy a car” 

Other recommended agencies to partner with: Senior Centers, schools, garden clubs/ community gardens (in Hebron this will hopefully count for community service hours), local artists for displays 

We discussed teen run events and how they have worked out, who plans them and how many people come. 

Meeting Minutes, March 2015

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What kinds of tools would you trust your teens with during a program? Pliers, wire cutters, hot glue? Why or why not?

Today’s topic was graphic novels. See a list of books we liked at the bottom of the page. 

We discussed how and where they are shelved. Visability was agreed is important. 

Do you put non-fiction graphic novels with graphic novels or with non-fiction. 

Free Comic Book Day is May 2nd this Year

 The stores do tend to have to pay for the comics  even if they at free to the public. 

If you want to work with comic book store contact them early. 

The  topic for the April meeting is Marketing. It will be on April 10th. 

May is Community Partnerships and June is Food Programs

Popular Superheros (in terms of circulation)

  • Batman
  • Teen Titans
  • Hulk 
  • Thor 
  • X-Men 
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Supergirl 

Graphic Novel Suggestions:

  • Olympians series
  • Wrenches by Dalrymple 
  • How I Made it to Eighteen by Tracy White 
  • Primates by Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks
  • El deafo
  • Hidden: A Child’s story of the Holocaust (elementary)
  • Padro and Me 
  • Through the Woods
  • Sailor Twain
  • Relish by Knisley
  • Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales 
  • Boxers and Saints
  • Jane the Fox and Me
  • Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children (graphic novel adaptation)
  • The Great Dust Bowl
  • How to Fake a Moon Landing 
  • Bluffton 
  • This One Summer 
  • Ms. Marvel No Normal 
  • Cemetery Girl: The Pretenders
  • DC New 52
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Will and Whit by Gulledge 
  • The Shadow Hero 
  • Game of Thrones 
  • The Walking Dead 
  • Romeo & Juliet 
  • The Runaways 
  • Teen Titans 
  • White Tiger by Tamora Pierce

Meeting Minutes–December 2014

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Get teens into the library with food programs and then start talking up the next program(s).

The service center may be getting circuit kits to lend to libraries for programs.
Linda has a new Pinterest account at CLCDLD childrens with lots of makerspace resources and more.

Fiction/non-fiction pairings–check the list