Melendra Sutliff Sanders

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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!  

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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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May 04

William Allen White Award Winners for 2016

The William Allen White Children’s Book Award winners for 2016 have been announced! The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech won for the grades 3 to 5 category, and Escaping from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein won for the grades 6 to 8 category. For more information about the books and authors, visit the WAW website.  

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Apr 27

Kansas Association of School Librarians Shares Great Resources

KASL, the Kansas Association of School Librarians is a non-profit, educational organization that promotes the interests of school libraries in the state of Kansas, encourages professional growth of library media specialists, and develops cooperation among all types of libraries and educational organizations to enhance library service. They have fabulous resources for school librarians and for …

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Apr 27

Notable Children’s Books 2016

The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) has announced its 2016 Notable Children’s Books! Each year an ALSC committee selects the best children’s books published during the previous year. According to the ALSC criteria, “as applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books …

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Apr 08

Planning Events for National READATHON Day?

The American Library Association and Penguin Random House have partnered to support the second annual National Readathon Day, which will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016. “It is a day dedicated to the joy of reading and giving, when readers everywhere can join together in their local library, school, bookstore, and on social media (#Readathon2016) …

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