SCLA’s Summer 2021 Newsletter Edition is here!!

I hope everyone’s Summer is off to an amazing start!

Please find the newest edition of the SCLA newsletter for your reading pleasure.

If you’re not already a part of this great organization, we encourage you to become a member today! Click here for more details.

Wishing you all a happy, safe, and fun Summer!

Lauren Strong
Youth and Family Services Coordinator
Riverhead Free Library
330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-3228 ext. 122

2021 SCLA Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff

The SCLA Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff is a cash award made to a library employee who is pursuing academic or career-related coursework that will enhance and contribute to their library duties, as well as benefit libraries.
Completed application and all supplemental materials are due to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson by September 15th.

For more information, please visit the SCLA website’s Awards page, or contact me with any questions.
Thank you.
Emma Lodato
Children’s Librarian
Bayport-Blue Point Public Library
203 Blue Point Ave.
Blue Point, NY  11715

Mosaic’s Virtual Breakfast: Online Resources for English Language Learners & Literacy Tutors.

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 10am MOSAIC will be holding a virtual breakfast. Our topic will be Online Resources for English Language Learners & Literacy Tutors.

Please see attached flyers for details. 

 The first 20 RASD members to register will receive a $5 Digital Dunkin Donuts gift card, so register today!! 

 To register:

Amber Gagliardi
Adult Librarian
Middle Country Public Library
631-585-9393 ext. 274

LILPA Book Club

Please join the Long Island Library Pride Alliance on Wednesday, May 26th at 2PM for the LILPA May Book Club where we will be discussing the YA novel Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith.

Register here:

Thank you so much,

Derek Ivie (He/Him/His)
Youth Services Coordinator
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-1600 xt. 1337


New Professional Development Series Program Added

NCLA Intellectual Freedom Committee
Dr. Seuss: Cut Him Loose?
Wednesday, May 19 at 2:00 pm.
60 minutes
Join the Intellectual Freedom Committee for a program during our May Professional Development series hosted by NCLA, SCLA and CLASC. A panel of librarians will discuss the issues involving intellectual freedom, collection development and programming which arose from recent controversy related to Dr. Seuss’ (Theodore Geisel) and other materials.


DASL: Genealogy and Local History research, reference, and instruction at the New York Public Library

The Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) in conjunction with the Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) presents:
Philip Sutton, NYPL Librarian and Professor

Presentation: Genealogy and Local History research, reference, and instruction at the New York Public Library
When: March 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Format: Virtual via Zoom

Please register early for this excellent and free presentation.

SCLA Game Night – This Thursday @ 7:00 pm

Just a reminder that our SCLA game night is this Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm.  Please join us for an hour of fun!  We will be playing Jackbox games, which if you have not yet played, is a great time – lots of laughs.  If you can join us, and we hope you can, please fill out the registration form and you will receive a link to join on Thursday.

Andrea Malchiodi
Youth Services/Family Engagement Coordinator
Lindenhurst Memorial Library
1 Lee Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-957-7755 ext. 131

November YASD Meeting

Please join us for our next YASD meeting, Thursday, November 19 at 10:00 am with the Long Island Library Pride Alliance: Rainbow Resources: Books & Information Sources for Teens.
CEUs will be awarded for those who attend.
RSVP to to receive the Zoom information.
We hope you will join us!

Angela Breslin 
Teen Coordinator
Direct Line: 631-227-3866
Fax: 631-567-5137