Monday, December 30, 2013

YASD January Meeting

The Young Adult Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association is happy to be kicking off our 2014 program schedule with a visit from a few members of The Horror Writer's Association on Thursday, January 9th, from 9:30-12:00 pm at Sachem Public Library. YA authors Charles Day (Kyle McGerrt Trilogy, Legend of the Pumpkin Thief) and Tonya Hurley (Precious Blood, Ghost Girl Series, Passionaries of The Blessed Trilogy) will discuss the HWA and its many connections to young adult readers and the services it has available for the Young Adult Departments of public libraries in Suffolk County.

Monday, September 30, 2013

YASD's Third Annual Teen Librarian Awards_Nominate a Librarian today!

Thank your colleagues and fellow librarians for their service to teens and recognize their efforts by nominating them for a Teen Librarian Award  

Each nominee will be recognized and the recipient of each award will be presented with a plaque at the YASD Annual Author Visit Thursday,December 12. 

The nomination form and a description of each award can be found at the links below.

YASD Annual Author Visit_Thursday, December 12, 2013

Colleagues, please save the date for our Annual YASD Author Visit on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 1:00pm at The Mansion at Timber Point Country Club. Our guest speaker will be award winning author E. Lockhart (also known as Emily Jenkins). Please see the attached Registration Form for details.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nassau YASD's December Brunch and Installation of Officers

Please see the attached flyer for Nassau YASD's December Brunch and Installation of Officers. It will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Hofstra University Club.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lit-Fest 2013

Lit-Fest is an annual event presented by Nassau Library System, and co-sponsored by the Long Island School Media Association and Adelphi University, with the cooperation of the Children’s Services Division of Nassau County Library Association.
It will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:30am-3:30pm and the two guest speakers are Tom and Margaret Peterson Haddix.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

RASD's Annual Dinner_Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Please see the attached flyer and join the Reference and Adult Services Division (RASD) of the Suffolk County Library Association on Wednesday, September 18th at John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House for their Annual Dinner. The guest speaker will be Art Donovan, author of "The Art of Steampunk."

Monday, July 1, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013_Networking Night

The YASD’s Executive Board hosted a successful networking night at The Old Street Pub in Smithtown. Colleagues and prospective colleagues had the opportunity to expand their connections and build quality relationships as they listened to each others’ careers, goals, passions, and interests! Thank you to everyone who attended.

See some of the pictures below....

Monday, June 24, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013_YASD Networking Night

There are still spots available for the
YASD Networking Night.

Thursday, June 27 @ 6:00-8:00pm 
@ Old Street Pub in Smithtown

$10.00 per person (check made out to NYLA) which includes assorted wraps, salad, appetizers, and unlimited soft drinks.

Let’s kick off the summer with our colleagues and pick up some free giveaways.

See you on Thursday!

Pictures from the Long Island Library Conference

The Long Island Library Conference, sponsored by the Suffolk County Library Association and the Nassau County Library Association was on Thursday, May 2 at the Melville Marriot! Suffolk YASD welcomed author Patricia McCormick as the guest of honor during Session 3 the day of the Conference.

^The YASD spin wheel was a hit! 

^This is the new YASD table banner. Be sure to stop by the table when you see it in the future! 

^Vice President/President Elect Kim Zettwoch presents the 2013 Best Award to Ashley from the West Babylon Public Library. Ashley was nominated for the Bringing Excellence in Service by Teens (BEST) Award by Azuree Agnello.

^YASD Executive Board members with guest speaker Patricia McCormick. (President Sheila Doherty, Author Patrica McCormick, Secretary Kristine Tanzi, Vice President/President Elect Kim Zettwoch, and Member at Large Theresa Owens).

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Save the date

Thursday, June 27 @ 6:00-8:00pm 
@ Old Street Pub in Smithtown
$10.00 per person (check made out to NYLA) which includes assorted wraps, salad, appetizers, and unlimited soft drinks. 
Let’s kick off the summer with our colleagues and pick up some free giveaways!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Relay for Life

Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is a global initiative to raise awareness and desperately needs funds.  Our Relay for Life Team, Librarians for Life, is looking for members.  It is a fun night and a truly worthy cause.

Please consider joining SCLA's team to make a difference.

Saturday, June 8, 2013 @ Sachem High School East 

Please email YASD Past President Jamie Papandrea at if you are interested in participating or would like more information.  

If you are unable to join the team but would like to donate to the team, please visit this website.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

If you attended the 2013 YASD Fran Romer Memorial Booktalk Workshop featuring Todd Strasser, please take part in this survey:
Thank you for your time!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hot off the press....

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Registrations are now being accepted for the 
2013 YASD Fran Romer Memorial Booktalk Workshop featuring author Todd Strasser! 
The theme of this year’s workshop is 
Reaching the Reluctant Reader”. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

  Mark your calendars; our next meeting is Thursday, March 14 at the Smithtown Library-Main Branch.
RSVP today!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

This morning at the Levittown Public Library,
Suffolk and Nassau County Librarians were Makers!
Thank you Chris Shoemaker for your presentation on Maker Spaces.

Minutes from the meeting will be posted on the Blog shortly.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


The Fran Romer Memorial Book Talk Workshop:
Friday, April 12 @ Sachem Library

Special Guest Speaker: Todd Strasser
Four time winner of the ALA "Quick Pick for the Reluctant Reader" Award.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nassau & Suffolk YASD Annual Joint Meeting

Thursday, February 7th, 9:30am – 12:00 noon

Maker Spaces
with Chris Shoemaker
Young Adult Programming Specialist, New York Public Library.

Levittown Public Library
1 Bluegrass Lane
Levittown, NY 11756

$20 for members of NCLA, SCLA and library students. Non-member fee is $30.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Suffolk County SPCA Hurricane Sandy Drive

In New York City and on Long Island, the ASPCA has rescued more than 300 animals and treated or provided supplies to about 13,000, due to Hurricane Sandy. The Hampton Bays Public Library, along with the help of the Suffolk County libraries, would like to continue to provide supplies to pets that are being placed in mobile units due to this devastation.

Kindly donate dry or canned food for cats and dogs at the 
YASD meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2013.  

Please contact Jackie Dunn ( 
or Theresa Owens ( 
at the Hampton Bays Public Library for more information.

Monday, January 7, 2013

YASD January 2013 Meeting:

Teen Databases 101
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Refreshments @ 9:30 am / Meeting @ 10:00 am
Middle Country Public Library - Selden Branch

Suffolk County Public Libraries subscribe to a variety of online resources ideal for teenagers seeking help with homework and research. Suffolk Cooperative Library System's Reference Specialist, Kris Minschke
explores these databases and shares search strategies, tips and tricks for working with teens at your Library.

If you are planning to attend:
Please RSVP via phone or e-mail to:
Kristine Tanzi @ Middle Country Public Library
631-585-9393 x230

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year, New Programs!

Happy New Year! 
Start your new year off right by planning some exciting new programs for the teens at your library.  To help get you started here are some wonderful program plans courtesy of Theresa Owens of Hampton Bays Library, Kristine Tanzi of Middle County Public Library and Andrea Graham of the Northport-East Northport Library. 

*The programs below were originally going to be featured at the November 2012 YASD Meeting, which was canceled in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy*