Button Making Systems

SCLS Youth Services has three button-making systems to create 1″, 1.5″, and 2.25″ diameter buttons. Would you like to make buttons for your staff or patrons? First you need to prepare your art work/templates to fit the size you need. Take advantage of the Button Biz Design Center to help you prepare for making buttons. You can also view tutorials online for using the new systems. Then contact SCLS Youth Services to set up a time to use the button makers.  

If you have 1”, 1.5”, or 2.25” button templates that you are willing to share with other libraries, or if you need more information, please contact Youth Services.

New Die Cuts for Summer 2011

SCLS Youth Services has recently added a complete line of 4″ block number and letter (both upper and lower case) dies. We’ve also added the Passport. To request a die cut, please refer to the directions.

Have you purchased new die cuts recently and would like to share them with other libraries? Please contact Youth Services and we’ll update the list.

Placing a Hold on a Die Cut

Here are complete instructions for placing a hold on a die cut:

  1. Go to the Staff Catalog
  2. Type scls dies into the search bar (Keyword or Title)
  3. Choose the record and place a hold (request the item)
    1. A-B
    2. C-F
    3. G-L
    4. M-P
    5. Q-Z
    6. Alphabet and Numbers
  4. Use your library’s staff card or the department’s staff card.  Please check with circulation and make sure your card has a 0 p type.
  5. Place a specific hold on the die you would like to request
  6. Choose your Pickup location
  7. If requesting more than 1 die, repeat process for each

SCLS Resources

Librarians’ Alliance for Parents and Children (LAPC) Listserv – the electronic discussion group of the Librarians’ Alliance for Parents and Children, a coalition formed for librarians who conduct Parent-Toddler Workshops in Suffolk County (NY) public libraries.

New York State Performers & Programs Database – A new state-wide resource for librarians to use in finding performers and programs available for library events. 

SCLS Ellison & Accu/Cut Dies – A complete list of dies available from SCLS Youth Services. Instructions for requesting a die can be found here.

SCLS Program Resource File – Find a program or let other librarians know about your experiences with a performer.

SCLS Streaming Media Database – Videos of the 2010 SCLS Performers Showcase can be found on this site.

YouthNet – An electronic discussion group focused on issues in youth services for the public libraries of Suffolk County, New York.