To all librarians who select children’s and/or YA books for their libraries: Materials Review Sessions!

If you select children’s or young adult books for your school or public library, come preview the books first before you spend your money. DOL’s Materials Review Sessions feature oral reviews of approximately 75 titles and the opportunity to examine hundreds of other books recommended either by our volunteer reviewers or by the review media. All have reviews inserted in them to help you with purchase decisions.

This fall there will be two “live” sessions of Materials Review, and three sessions on DVD. Live sessions will be held in Northfield and Killington. RETN (Regional Educational Technology Network) will record the Northfield presentation, and that recording will be shown in three other locations. The books, with the reviews inserted in them, will accompany the DVD, so whichever site you choose you will have access to all the books. The schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 28 – Brown Public Library, Northfield LIVE!
  • Thursday, October 29 – Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington LIVE!
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Milton Public Library
  • Friday, November 6 – Northeast Regional Library, St. Johnsbury
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 – Kurn Hattin, Westminster

All programs begin at 9:00 a.m. Following the formal part of the program there will be plenty of time to examine the books.

Hope to see you there!

Grace Worcester Greene
Children’s Services Consultant
Vermont Department of Libraries
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609
Fax: 802-828-1481