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Registration is open for the 21st Annual Fall Into Books Children's and Teen Literature Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, October 25th at the Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center in Kingston, NY. Held annually, Fall Into Books brings together school and public librarians from eight counties within the Hudson Valley for a day of literacy, discussion, networking and insight. This collaborative event features book discussion sessions (ranging from picture books to young adult), Keynote Speakers Lucy Miller, Jaclyn Heeny, and Melinda Grey, author presentation from Margaret Peterson Haddix, a book sale and a buffet lunch. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to engage in collaborative discussions on children's and teen literature. Early Bird Registration must be postmarked by July 30th.

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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

Book Discussions
Registration (*includes book order form)

Online Registration Form

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

Contact our SLS office for the Dutchess School Librarian discount!


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.