-A A +A

CLOUSC Meeting Minutes 9/23/2013

Meeting Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2013

Attendees: Christine Adams (Wallkill), Susan Babcock (Tuxedo), Julie Baxter (Newburgh), Jean Crawford (Walden), Randall Enos (RCLS), Liz Fisher (Cornwall), Nancy Hanson (Warwick), Rena Kalanick (Fallsburg), Lisa Kochik (Newburgh), Stacy Kraai (Warwick), Maria Martinez (Florida), Pennie Mercado (Fallsburg), Michele Muller (Goshen), Melissa Quarles (Monroe), Lisa SinClair (Cornwall), Rhonda Somarelli (Port Jervis), Vicey Thomas (Liberty), Connie Treuting (Port Jervis)
MaryLou Carolan welcomed group to Wallkill Public Library
Table Talk Commenced 9:30 a.m.         TOPIC: Summer Reading Wrap-up
Goshen had approx.. 500 kids (pre-K-High School) register; store was offered again ½ million pages read. Summer programmers included DinoRock, Scavenger Hunt; Dig into Past; leading up to “Can You Dig It” Groovy Book and Music festival (Woodstock-type event- “mud pit” tye-dye, dance/music event.
Newburgh saw decrease in enrollment, but consistent participation. Added preschool story time at Branch; book discussions at Branch along with downtown programs. Programs included Dinosaur Rocks, a rock identification program, and Animal Embassy.
Warwick had family crafts, PJ storytime, night programs, letterboxing—packed program event, Ice Cream social, Dino Rock, battle of the books, and Pat’s Pals (dog program)
Cornwall’s numbers were down; family sculpture time, evening programs were successful.
Florida conducted outreach to pre-school to visit facility; family/toddler storytimes, numbers strong. High School provided summer reading books to kids- seemed to reduce teens using the library. Sammy & Tudy did kickoff event- great response and success.
Fallsburg  increase in numbers attending and number of books read. Aunt Helen’s closet for teens and adults; family events, school supplies at final programs; Police K-9 event big draw.
Liberty – PJ Storytime,60+ kids. 400 + books read this summer; used themes for programs i.e. carrots- sprouted carrot seeds, conducted storytime, kids made carrot top hats.
Port Jervis- numbers down; school had reading club, YMCA Camp- Programs included D&H Canal, Alan Lewis, Cornell-Cooperative, read to me’s were successful; YAs movies, steampunk jewelry, duct tape crafts, book Café, henna and Pizza event.
Walden – numbers steady. Park recreation program; Dino digs – programmed for babies to teens.
Monroe- online offered first time; less structured storytimes offered K-2, 3-5, Babies, Toddlers. Science Tellers- good program; Animal Embassy; teens did a puppet theater show as end event.
Wallkill- Schools promotion – bags with flyers and booklists for grades 2-6. Sammy & Tudy, science experiments, Art, Yoga, Chess Club, Animal Embassy. School store- earned paw print reading rewards to redeem at school store in the fall.
Ended TableTalks at 10:07.

10:13 Meeting Commenced.
Welcome and Introductions. Acknowledged previous chair & secretary
CLOUSC plans for 2013-2014 Reviewed meeting schedules and topics for Table Talks and Bookshares. June meeting location/speaker to be determined. Professional Development event- December 9 trip to NYC to Tour NYPL exhibit “ABC’s of it: Picture Book Art” and Society of Illustrators presentation with Jerry Pinkney, Jeanette Winter, and Peter Brown. Touch a truck- no info. Y2Kids Career Day – no info. Both events are fun to work and see a range of kids/parents—good outreach for CLOUSC as a group.
    Resource List: review, revise and update your library’s section. Big Books and Board Book sets are most used. Check holdings for changes by next CLOUSC meeting. (RCLS website, About RCLS, Youth Services, Resources, Bottom of Page is CLOUSC Resource Lists. (linked here) Email changes to Michelle Muller (michelle@goshenpubliclibrary.org) or bring to next meeting.
    CLOUSC will update Bibliographies on RCLS Site. Take a look for next meeting to revise list, add bibliographies and see what might want to work on. “Read Up” lists from Goshen; Wordless Picture Books from Julie B. LARC maintains a lib guide, but not really conducive to hand to parents.

        CLOUSC Award Committee:    Pennie (Fallsburg), Melissa (Monroe), Vicey (Liberty)    
        Mock Caldecott Discussion Committee: in Conjunction with LARC : Julie B (Newburgh)
        Mock Newbery Discussion Committee: Michelle (Goshen), Julie B (Newburgh), Randy (RCLS), Anna (Washingtonville), Nancy (Warwick), Lynn – expecting soon. Deadlines: October 1, early November to announce selections by Nov 25th CLOUSC meeting.
        SRP planning and Newspaper Inserts: System-wide committee – Connie (Port Jervis) Pennie (Fallsburg) Maria (Florida) Booklists and March 17 workshop
        Others Committees will be forthcoming as needed– Y-2 Kids, Luncheon, etc.

Sunshine Fund  Quite depleted, will be replenished at  $10 (cash only)

Book Share – Summer Favorites and Surprises
•    Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Shea)
•    Dinosaur Dig (Berenstains)
•    Underground (Flemming)
•    Max said “Yes” – can you dig it theme (Yasgur)
•    Honey Honey Lion (Brett)
•    Ugly Vegetables (Lin)
•    Up down and Around (Ayres)
•    When Dinosaurs Came with Everything (Broach)
•    Seedfolks (Fleischman)
•    Leaf Wreath with Fall leaf theme: read
o    Root Children (
o    Colorful Leaves (Fleming)
o    A Tree is Nice (Udry)
o    Giving Tree (Silverstein)
o    Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf (Ehlert)
•    Why do I have to Make my Bed (Bradford)

Announcements from Randy  - see handout for all information shared
Reminder that it’s now a law that schools must distribute information provided by the public library to students on library cards.
Kids Camp at Darrien Public Library “unconference”
RCLS Annual meeting acknowledged Goshen’s Medieval Mania program for youth event
Early Literacy Grants forthcoming information for summer literacy programs
Fayetteville tour- PowerPoint slideshow and info on visit to MakerSpace

“Your 3 Minutes of Fame” – Warwick’s book festival; summer program store at Goshen – kids earn coins to spend 30 pages = 1 coin teens cound and calculate coin distribution. Duct tape was among top seller, used paper coins for larger amounts, teens ask question about book to verify kids have read it- incentive to save up for larger purchase (i.e. book sets)
Meeting adjourned 12:30 p.m.


Minutes Author: 
Lisa SinClair