Youth Service Section (YSS) Update
Submitted by Christina Ryan Linder, YSS President
The YSS Spring Conference registration is now open. 2017 marks the first year YSS is on board with online registration. Thanks to Jeremy for getting this process started. The theme is “Out of the Box” and will be held in Ithaca. Our luncheon speakers will be Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri, authors and illustrators of Dragons Love Tacos. This year the conference will be a little different, instead of a conference center the venue will be the State Theatre of Ithaca and the Cinemapolis. With all these “firsts” this conference will not only be out of the box but is sure to be a box breaker.
The 3 Apples Book Awards Committee has relaunched this award for 2017. From November 2016 to April 2017, children and teens are encouraged to read and vote for their favorite books. Each child has one vote, cast at either their school or public library. The winners will be announced on the 3 Apples Website on May 10th. Libraries will promote the award winners during their summer reading programs and encourage kids to once again read in preparation for accepting new nominations in fall of 2017 for the 2018 award cycle.