Fall Into Books

Fall Into Books Conference

Held annually, Fall Into Books brings together school and public librarians from eight counties within the Hudson Valley. This collaborative event features book discussion sessions -ranging from picture books to young adult, a keynote speaker covering a current library related topic, an author presentation and book signing and a beautifully catered lunch. This full day event has brought together school and public librarians for a day of literacy, discussion, networking and insight for 20 years.

View photos from past events. | View past authors at TeachingBooks.net

6 Reasons Why Librarians Should Attend
1. Engage effectively in collaborative discussions
2. Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
3. Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
4. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
5. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
6. Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

2019 Conference Information

Date: October 25th, 2019
Location: Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center

Directions: 503 Washington Ave, Kingston, NY 12401 US

Keynote Speaker: Lucy Miller, Jaclyn Heeny, and Melinda Grey
“Auditing Your Library Collection for Diversity”

Author Presentation: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Early Bird Registration $70 — Postmarked by July 30, 2019
Regular registration $80 — Postmarked by September 28, 2019


Staying Overnight

For reservations call the Best Western Plus Kingston directly at 845-338-0400 or reserve online.

Best Western Plus Kingston
Hotel and Conference Center
503 Washington Avenue
Kingston, New York, 12401-2906

SENYLRC is NOT accepting any checks/payments for lodging.


Fall Into Books Annual Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference is sponsored by:
Dutchess BOCES School Library System
Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library System
Rockland BOCES School Library System
Sullivan BOCES School Library System
Ulster BOCES School Library System
Ramapo Catskill Library System
Mid-Hudson Library System
Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENYLRC)

*Attendees are able to pre-order books, by the featured author, by filling out the form on the registration sheet, ensuring that the books they wish to buy will be available at the Conference. The book sale will accept payment by cash or check only. NO credit cards.

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