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Youth Services Committee

Minutes 6/15/18 (9:30 AM) @ Ridgefield Park



Kate Senedzuk (HASH), Stacey Shapiro (TENF), Alessandra Nicodemo (ALDL), Tommy Skrnich (BOGT), Michelle Jurgensen (CRES), Korine Stopsky (DUMT), Esperanza Pacheco (ENGL), Kim Iacucci (FTLE), Lauren Magielnicki (GARF), Beth Vredenburg (HOBK), Caitlin Siciliano (MAHW), Danielle Fisher (MAYW), Giulia Bombace (MOVL), Akiema Buchanan (NBER), Rachel Stephenson (PALP), Siobhan Fitzpatrick (RFPK), Margo Franklin (TEAN), Margaret Rose O'Keefe (BCCLS)


Not present:

Lupita O'Brien (CLTR), Doug Walden (FTLE), Gladys Cepeda (HACK), Kathryn Ennist (HLDL), Cindy Evans (LODI), Emily Witkowski (MAPL), Rachael Guerrero (MAPL2), Janis Werner (MILL), Emily Pepe (NOVL), Deborah Tarabocchia (PARA), Tyne Runfeldt (RIVL), Allyssa Battaglia (WASH), Richelle DeFrank (WCAL)


Call to order

  • Kate Senedzuk called the meeting to order at 9:40 AM

  • Approved minutes from last meeting in May

Old Business

  • Talked to Lorri about mixer with Adult Services

    • September 7th

    • Westwood Community Center

      • BYOB

    • Subcommittee for planning AS/YS mixer

      • Caitlin Siciliano party liaison

      • Approx. $700 spent in past years on food

      • Trivia

      • Board games

      • Banana song flash mob

  • Emily Pepe and Alessandra ordering Overdrive J/YA materials

    • Google doc for suggestions will be sent from YS work email

    • Recommend through Overdrive as well

    • Form on the BCCLS website in future for staff recommendations

    • Send out All message: YS aggregators, BCCLS Youth group, program database

  • YASS

    • December meeting with YASS

    • December 14 @ Millburn 10am-1pm

  • Beanstack replacement

    • Tech committee is working to see if there is a viable replacement

    • Contract is up early next year for Beanstack

    • If you find something, let us know

    • Contact Tech committee


New Business

    • Boot Camp

      • October/November for boot camp?

        • Early November

      • Maywood location

      • Revisit for exact date and availability

      • Shake it Up

        • Taking programs we have, looking at in a new light

        • Small things that you can do to shake up programs

          • Adding new songs

        • Get out of comfort zone

        • Storytime with Seniors

    • Fresh Focus/RWL/Program of the Month

      • Resend those documents as well

    • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

      • October, in Fair Lawn

      • Party for kids who read 1000 books

        • Can use funds for something else

      • Send out an all email

      • Try something different next year?

        • Revisit next year

        • Phase out

      • Launch an additional program

        • Possibly celebrate other winners as well

      • See how many we have enrolled

        • Setting a deadline for finishing 1BBK

        • Each library celebrates its finishing children

      • Find who owns the Google doc for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

      • Possibly “Read 15 minutes every day”

        • Caitlin will aggregate suggestions

        • Promote it without having anything tied to it at the end

        • “Be a lifelong reader”

      • Send out an email about participants, that it exists

    • Other

      • Morris County Park Commission

        • Birds on the Nest program



Next meeting July 13 (9:30am) @ Montvale


The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 AM

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