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Exploratorium 2012: Home

Our annual Spring Conference is now an Exploratorium! Join us on Wednesday, May 16th at the Celeste Bartos Forum in the NYPL Schwarzman Building at 42nd and Fifth Avenue.


Our annual Spring Conference Exploratorium is over but the glow lingers.  Thank you to all of our presenters, exhibitors and attendees! Please note that the table handouts from our Exploratorium presenters are now available on the Presenter Handouts tab on this page.

Extended Sessions include . . . .

Learning with iPad: iBooks, iBooks Author and iTunes U by Apple's Christine Dowd

Digital Literacy and Citizenship: Helping Kids Think Critically, Behave Safely and Participate Responsibly Online by Commonsense Media's Tali Horowitz

An Introduction to Text Complexity and Depth of Knowledge by Lauren Mace

LibGuides: Beyond Pathfinders. Creating Dynamic Guides Online by SpringShare's Ginna Nicolas

Research Success Using Free NOVELny Databases by Brooklyn Public Library's Michael Santangelo and

An Introduction to the New York Public Library’s “New York Neighborhoods: The Lower East Side” Curriculum Guide by the author Rebecca Krucoff

Here's a sampling of our Exploratorium presentations

The iPad Speaks Your Language


Debate Meets Common Core


The 25 Books You Should Read Before You Leave Middle School

Essential Elements of Successful Grant Writing

Be a Lunatic for Reading: How One Website Ignited a Reading Frenzy at Walt Whitman Middle School


Multimedia in the Library: Motivating Your Students with Videos

The Irma Black and The Cook Prize: Children’ Choice Awards:  Children’s Picture Books in the Language Arts Program and The Common Core


Featured Summer Reading title . . .

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol                    

Paranormal popularity can be painful.