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 This week I got books. Shocking right?

The first package I got was books I ordered from Chapters.

Warped and The Water Wars will both be going towards the 2011 Debut author challenge! They are both beautiful as you can see.

I reviewed Dr. Horrible earlier today. Feel free to check that out.

 Next I received Scaredy Squirrel at Night  and it’s the special edition with the puppet and puppet stage. This isn’t YA but can you see how much I love my little Scaredy? He’s smaller than I was picturing when I ordered him but his fur is so delightfully soft I don’t care. The kids @ storytime are going to love him. If you follow my other blogs you may recall my Scaredy Squirrel pumpkin being featured on his official Facebook page. I’m really disappointed in the “stage” that is too small to move him around in or do much of anything with and was kinda hard to assemble. 

The next day I went to the Friends of The Library Book Sale (still going on now outside the library @ Piccadilly mall!) and I bought Thirst 2, City of Ashes and The Prophet of Yonwood. I only paid $2.50, so that’s a pretty good score. I almost bought some Pretty Little Liars books but I lost track of what I already owned.

Today I received some ARCs from Second Story Press (thanks!). 6 copies of Foster Girls and 6 copies of Leap. I received these in my capacity as a founder of and blogger for CLASY. These are going to be incentives for library staff to participate in CLASY. So if you work in a library and would like to contribute ideas, blog posts, pathfinders, anything that will support other staff helping teens in libraries please contact  

 In my e-mail inbox I also received word this week that I will be heading to Halifax for the Canadian Library Association Conference. I’ll be attending everything relating to children or teens as well as a bunch of other sessions. Let me know if you’re going to be there!

Ottawa Event!

I have been slacking in my CLASY duties since my big move but CLASY has been carrying on without me and has a second event in the works!

I’m very happy that Erin has been working hard at this, and I wish I could go! I encourage all librarians and library staff in the area that work with teens to attend.

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Upcoming Event

You are cordially invited to the first Professional Development Day offered by CLASY (Canadian Libraries Are Serving Youth). The event will take place May 28th from 10:30-4:30 at the University of Western Ontario. Anyone with an interest in youth services in libraries is welcome to attend. We will discuss emerging issues in library services for teens and all participants will be invited to share ideas about the kind of work a Canadian network of library staff, students and educators interested in working with and serving young adults could and should accomplish. The day will be a combination of speaker presentations as well as “think tank” and agenda setting activities. More details about the speakers and activities will be provided closer to the event.

CLASY is newly established and hopes to develop a vibrant and active, national network of library professionals serving young adults. It aims to assist library staff working with teens by offering program ideas, pathfinders, bibliographies and professional development.

Professionals: $20

MLIS students: $10

Register for the event

Stephanie Vollick

Founder of CLASY

Support Teen Literature Day

You may have noticed on the YALSA blog that it is Support Teen Literature Day.

I am happy to celebrate it by working on my plans for CLASY (Canadian Librarians Are Serving Youth). We have a few speakers lined up for May and I have received a few offers of help from my fellow recent grads. I hope to have the website and event invites all set by next week.

If you are interested in learning more about CLASY e-mail me @ or follow LibSteph on twitter.