How do I book a room?

Attendees may make room reservations by calling the Turning Stone's toll free number 1-800-771-7711 by Monday, April 18, 2022. To ensure attendees receive the group rate, attendees should identify themselves as with the New York Library Association Section of School Librarians (NYLA/SSL) room block. Hotel and Tower rooms are available at the group rate of $174/night.

I need to pay for my room with a PO. How do I do that?

If you will be using a purchase order to pay for your rooms, please let the Accommodations rep know at the time of booking.

I'm concerned about eating with others. How will meals work at the conference?

Friday's breakfast and lunch options will give attendees the ability to easily grab and go if they are more comfortable eating by themselves in their hotel rooms. Other meals, like the Friday Knickerbocker Banquet and Saturday's membership breakfast and keynote lunch, will be plated. The conference committee is committed to working with The Turning Stone to provide seating arrangements that allow participants to spread out and distance themselves during all shared meals.

I'm not sure my administrator will let me attend. How can I convince them?

Conference attendance is a valuable opportunity for professional development and to expand your professional learning network. The 2019 NYLA/SSL Conference committee put together a comprehensive list of tips for making the case of attendance and it can be found here.

My administrator is supportive of professional development but not one that takes place at a casino. What should I tell them?

The Turning Stone Event Center is separate from the Turning Stone Casino and it is possible to access all meals, breakout sessions and keynotes without having to go in the casino portion of the venue. Additionally, many professional organizations, including the NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance have their annual conference at The Turning Stone Event center each year without any issues.

What if I register but then can't come because I get Covid or have to quarantine?

NYLA will offer refunds to people in this situation. If this happens, reach out to NYLA as soon as possible so they can help you start the process of requesting a refund.