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Feb 03

William Allen White Voting Now Underway

This message from Beverley Olson Buller, William Allen White Chair, was posted to KANLIB a few days ago.  The online vote reporting survey is now operational on the WAW Awards program page.  Children may also vote at their local public library.  Voting procedures, further information, ballots, and tally sheets may be found on the William …

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Feb 01

Flickr Four by Four

“There are four Flickr rules and four ways to use Flickr” says Donna F. Ekart, Librarian and the Communications Coordinator for K-State Libraries at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  As we are now, more than ever, needing to connect libraries with their communities, her third strategy is ” Flickr as community collection.”

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Jan 26

Work Day Wednesdays

NCKL staff will be available the following Wednesdays if you want to come and ask library related questions of staff.

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Jan 19

READ ACROSS AMERICA

Each year, the National Educators Association sponsors Read Across America.  This awareness program calls for every child to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss.  This year the theme is green and the spotlight will be on the book, The Lorax.  March 2 is also the day the movie, The …

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Jan 12

Reading is Not Optional

Author, Walter Dean Myers, was sworn-in yesterday as the nation’s third Ambassador for Young People’s Literature at the Library of Congress.  His slogan for the two-year post is “Reading is Not Optional.” In an interview with David Greene from NPR, Myers stressed the importance of early literacy by saying,   “Well, one of the things …

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Dec 12

Little Pigs at Storytime

NCKLS subscribes to the Children’s Programming Monthly from ALA Editions.  This month, little piggies make an appearance at storytime.  The author of the article is Rob Reid.   He suggests reading If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Joffe Numeroff.  Then have the children join in with the traditional nursery rhyme, “This Little …

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Nov 30

Take a Stroll Around the Library

example of bad signage

I had a great time this year at NeCessary KnowLedge.  I learned a lot from Gail Santy who presented on the importance of signage in our libraries.  She had many examples of torn signs, dated signs, and generally not-so-great signage.  You know the sign, the one that has been posted on the door for the …

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Nov 17

2011 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

I hope everyone is enjoying Kansas Reads to Preschoolers week!   Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is such a creative work that lends itself to lots of different activities.  Manhattan used their new magnetic board for a self-directed play activity for children and parents. 

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Sep 22

BroadBand Everywhere: Libraries Connect Kansans

BroadBand Everywhere:  Libraries Connect Kansas Training, October 26, 2011 in Manhattan, 9:30 – 3:30.  More information below: http://lib.nckls.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/training-flyer.pdf

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Sep 15

Kansas EZ Library

If your library links directly to Audiobooks Music and More, please change the link to Kansas EZ Library/ .  This is the new site for Audiobook and Ebooks and Kansas EZ Library is the new name where librarians and patrons can find the information on line.

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