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CLOUSC Meeting Minutes 2/27/17

Meeting Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017

Attendees: Joni Armstrong (Chester), Susan Babcock (Tuxedo), Julie Baxter (Newburgh), Beth Bologh (Walden), Jean Crawford (Walden), Barbara Domanico (Woodbury), Kate Eicher (Warwick), Randall Enos (RCLS), Sara Johnson (Florida),  Lisa Kochik (Newburgh), Amanda Letohic (Fallsburg), Ruth Mallard (Liberty), Michelle Muller (Goshen), Lisa SinClair (Cornwall), Rhonda Somarelli (Port Jervis), Vicey Thomas (Liberty), Connie Treuting (Port Jervis)
Table Talk: Commenced 9:30am         Topic: Songs for Storytime
Julie Baxter shared several songs and rhymes with the group.  She emailed CLOUSC members with today’s handout with live links to websites and blogs, be sure to check your email.
MEETING Commenced 10:10am                    
Welcome and Introductions.

CLOUSC plans for 2016-2017
Professional Development- Tour and lunch is scheduled at Scholastic in NYC on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 12:30-2:00pm.  Group discussion regarding a visit to Tenement Museum after tour and lunch, many are unable to attend because of time of day. Please have response form back to Randy by March 7, 2017.
End of year Luncheon-June 5, 2017-Lisa K. has contacted several authors/illustrators to attend as guest speakers, all busy on that date.  Looking for venue, Lisa K. is in contact with Motorcyclepedia in Newburgh, more information to come.
Special Projects
Updating Bibliographies posted on RCLS-send titles regarding “death” to Michelle and titles regarding “facts of life” to Joni. Please get titles to Michelle and Joni within the next two weeks.
    CLOUSC Award: Joni has not received any nominations at this time, please use nomination form from Joni’s email to nominate someone. Deadline for nominations is before the March meeting.
      Mock Caldecott and Newbery Discussions:  Thank you to committee and attendees.
      Y-2 Kids:  Hold the Date: April 20, 2017/ Emergency date: April 21, 2017.  We have 4 CLOUSC members attending, if you are interested in attending please contact Lisa Kochik.
Sunshine Fund
Call for dues. Cards sent to Pennie and Joanna.   We received thank you from Carloyn.
Book Share
Caldecott & Newbery-the Good, the Bad and the Ugly-Group discussed various titles, some highlights: Radiant Child, the Wild Robot, Freedom in Congo Square. Committee members discussed the Newbery winner, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, this book was number 6 on their mock list.  Check your copy of They All Saw a Cat, many copies have pages missing.  Who has We Are Growing under Willems? Keller? Surprised Infamous Ratsos won, book was very “text heavy”.  
Announcements from Randy
Attended several publisher previews, shared books with group.  
Handed out information regarding Notable Book Banquets- May 2, May 3 and May 9
Fall Into Books-Save the Date-Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Kingston
Performers Showcase-the group discussed showcase and gave their feedback.
The ABCs of Early Learning with BrainBoxes-April 6, 9:00am-1:00pm
Early Learning Spaces-Friday, May 19th 10:00am-1:00PM.
YSS Spring Workshop, Friday, April 28, 2017 in Ithaca, NY
2017 catalogs have been distributed.
2017 manuals are available electronically; instructions have been posted for accessing manual.  
Reading lists for SRP-Need volunteers to compile lists.
Tech Topics
Where do you store your 3D printer?  Most use carts or empty desk, some recommended putting it in a well ventilated area.

Highlight the Host
Joni discussed her program, Children with Developmental Differences or Delays.  Uses a schedule board to let participants know what’s coming next.  Reads story and then uses sensory bin or stretchy bands.  Also uses sensory beam for them to walk over, kids love it!  This program is open to all libraries, maximum in class is 8.
What’s on your Mind?
Discussion of handing out snacks at the library, many children come in and ask for snacks.  This raises the concerns of children having an allergic reaction to foods. Some libraries are a drop off location for food programs, where food is dropped at library and picked up by families.
MEETING adjourned 12:12pm        
Respectfully submitted,
Lisa SinClair
At Noon: Panel from Children’s Mental Health of Orange County and Child Protective Services.  Extra handouts/folders are available, contact Lisa SinClair at lsinclair@rcls.org if you would like copies sent through the delivery.


Minutes Author: 
Lisa SinClair