Melendra Sutliff Sanders

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Name: Melendra Sutliff Sanders
Date registered: June 13, 2016

Latest posts

  1. Adding Diversity to Our Collections — August 18, 2017
  2. Kansas Literacy Week September 3-9, 2017 — August 11, 2017
  3. Promote Your Library with a Painted Rock Hunt — August 2, 2017
  4. National Foster Care Month — May 5, 2017
  5. 2017 Summer Reading Workshop — April 25, 2017

Author's posts listings

Jan 23

ALA Youth Media Awards

The Youth Media Awards have been announced! For a full listing of the medalists and honor winners, visit the American Library Association listing. To learn more about specific awards, visit ALA’s Youth Media Awards page.

Jan 11

Readers’ Advisory to Children

Tool for Readers’ Advisory to Children Providing readers’ advisory to children and parents can be both difficult and intimidating. If you want a little help, check out this great site created by the Mobile Public Library: Choosing Books for Kids. It contains information about each age range’s reading needs and short descriptions of types of books a …

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Oct 25

Upcoming Programming Opportunities in November

Looking for some Programming Inspiration? Look at these dates for great event themes: November 11th is Origami Day (check ou t the Repurposing Books Maker kit for some book origami ideas; or visit these sites for program ideas: Straight Origami at The Show Me Librarian or Origami Yoda at Z Before Y & BayViews and More) November 12th …

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Oct 13

CSLP 2017 Summer Reading Catalogs

The Collaborative Summer Library Program catalogs are on their way to you! Some of the catalogs have already been delivered, and some are on their way. Be on the lookout for yours. Order your materials here: 2017 CSLP Summer Reading Materials Order Form. All orders must be placed by October 31, 2016.  

Sep 21

Sphero Color Maze Challenge

With the final Fall Youth Workshop fast approaching, I thought I’d share a short video of some of the fun system librarians had coding Sphero. The final workshop will take place at the Emporia Public Library on Friday, September 23 from 10:00 to 12:00. It’s not too late to register.

Sep 13

Talk Like a Pirate Day–September 19th

Planning to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day at your library? Check out these program ideas: Themed Programs: International Talk Like a Pirate Day from Teen Services Underground Strike Yer Colors! There Be Pirates Here! Arrrrr! (TPIB: Talk Like a Pirate Day) from School Library Journal Avast! A Pirate Storytime for Booklubbers from The …

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Aug 03

Good Idea Grants @ Vermillion and Burns

Even though they didn’t make it into the newsletter, I wanted to share these fantastic pictures from the Vermillion Public Library Barn Quilt event.           And these of the Burns community making their own games at the Burns Public Library.      

Aug 01

Another Pokémon Go Post

I know, I know. . . You may be getting tired of hearing about Pokémon Go. But, if your patrons are still interested, I found some more resources for you. The Ultimate Guide to Everything Pokémon Go from C|NET Podcast on Pokémon Go from Library as Makerspace Pokémon Go for Parents video from LearningWorks for Kids

Jul 25

More Pokémon Go Program Ideas

Are your patrons still clamoring for Pokémon Go? I keep receiving more Pokémon Go programming ideas. Rather than keep adding them to my previous post, I decided to collect them here. Use Pokémon Go to Get Kids Coding from Tech Age Kids Simple Pokémon Programs from Youth Services Shout-Out-YSS! Pokémon Thaumatrope from One for the Books Pokémon Materials including Pokémon Jeopardy games …

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Jul 18

Make Your Library a Pokémon Go Gym!

Want to get in on the Pokémon go craze, but your library isn’t a site? You can request that Niantic, the game’s creator, designate your library as either a PokéStop or a PokéGym. To make a request, follow this link Pokémon Go Help and fill in the relevant information. If your library already is a PokéStop or …

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