Chris and Bob take the show on the road and visit with the awesome librarians at the Uniondale Public Library in Uniondale, New York. We spoke with Syntychia Kendrick-Samuel & Amanda Borgia from the Teen Department, Michelle Minervini, Deborah Kinirons & James Grzybowski from Children’s, Valerie French & Robert Weissfrom the Adult Department. We covered a lot of ground. Uniondale is doing a lot of great things. Syntychia and Amanda talk about the re-branding of Youth Services into a Young Adult Department and the resulting outreach partnerships with the schools. Teen also has a great Teen Talk blog and a YouTube channel. Michelle, Deborah and James talk about kids and mindfulness, STEAM related clubs, book discussions and they even hatch chicks and butterflies! Valerie, Robert and Deborah talk about tech appointments, book discussions, circulating technology, and multiple ESOL resources and classes and help for new Americans. Check out the library’s Instagram and Facebook and Children’s Facebook pages.
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