Here is Suffolk County, New York, we have the Suffolk Cooperative Libray System which provides many services for the member libraries of the county. We were fortunate enough to have Derek Ivie and Darla Salva Cruz visit the podcast. Derek & Darla, as they are more affectionately known, provide services to children and teen departments for libraries of Suffolk. One of the biggest events that they coordinate is Battle of the Books which is an amazing competition centered around a group of books. Member libraries assemble groups of teams to read and study the books and a huge countywide “BATTLE” ensues! We also talk about Derek & Darla’s work with YALSA and their Teen Bookfinder App, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, ALSC’s Odyssey Award, Audie Awards and the Walter D. Myers Award. We also talked about what The Sachem Public Library looked like back in “The Day”. So listen to these “Super Heroes” talk Teen and Children’s services support! (AND don’t forget about the bananas and peanut butter!)

darla Salva-Cruz
Sachem Public Library back in “THE DAY”