Melendra Sutliff Sanders

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

Latest posts

  1. 2017 Summer Reading Workshop — April 25, 2017
  2. Free Audio Books for Teens! — April 20, 2017
  3. LitFestKC — March 17, 2017
  4. Ever Heard of the Pilcrow Foundation? — February 16, 2017
  5. World Read Aloud Day — February 8, 2017

Author's posts listings

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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Jul 13

Pokémon Go and Libraries

Have you noticed your patrons playing Pokémon Go? If you haven’t, you will. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game you can play using a smart phone. It released on Friday, July 8th, and is already a huge sensation. You want more information about the game and how you can use it in your library, check out …

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Jun 13

Congratulations to Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library!

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library was named the 2016 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year!   “The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL), KS, is engaged in every discussion in its community. In fact, it is usually leading them. The library is central to local deliberations and changes; creates leaders; and uplifts the …

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May 20

Are You Ready for Summer Reading?

Get inspired by Clay Center Carnegie Library’s awesome bulletin board!  

May 09

2016-2017 William Allen White Children’s Book Awards Reading List

Now that the WAW awards for 2016 have been announced, get your patrons reading from the 2017 nomination list!  Grades 3 to 5 El Deafo by Cece Bell Life on Mars by Jennifer Brown The Map Trap by Andrew Clements Absolutely Truly:  A Pumpkin Falls Mystery by Heather Vogel Frederick Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord Rain Reign …

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