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June Conference  
 Thousand Islands Book Festival
 Save the Date:
June 6, 2015

 Cape Vincent Elementary School

410 S. Esselstyne Street, Cape Vincent, NY  

 A small group of volunteers, under the auspices of the Jefferson Lewis Library Association (JLLA) and the New York Library Association (NYLA), has decided to host the third Reading On the River Book Festival.  The Festival will be geared to children from preschool through middle school.  Students in communities outside of the area are invited to attend as well. Each author will do two presentations and three book signing sessions.  Admission will be free, and books will be available for purchase and signing.

 This promises to be a fantastic event that will promote early literacy. These authors are great speakers and always inspire children and parents to read more. Last year, this event drew over 200 children, parents and grandparents. We are hoping that the next festival will draw in even more people.

 We sincerely hope that your school will provide transportation to the book festival.  Please contact the School Library System in your area if your school is interested in sharing transportation with another school to the festival.  All that the committee asks for in return is that your school or PTO provides chaperones to supervise the students.  If your school is interesting in busing students to the festival, we will help you work on grants to help with the cost of transportation.  We hope to see you there!

For more information go to:  http://www.tibookfest.tumblr.com/

It is our mission to provide our member librarians with the support, resources and professional development to continue to be both educational leaders and collaborative partners with the teachers and administrators in each of our component districts. We facilitate equitable access to information resources for all students and instructional members in each district and we are committed to helping our libraries in their efforts to help each and every student meet and exceed the challenges of becoming college and career ready by graduation.