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7 Inspiring Mobile Libraries

Here are 7 mobile libraries. Some of them were temporary projects and some are still going strong. From book bicycles and camels to DIY bookmobiles, mobile libraries are a great way to connect people and grow communities around a love of reading.

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NCKLS Programming Kits

 They’re fun!  They’re easy to use!    They’re free! Want to learn more about the Programming Kits NCKLS circulates to libraries? Check out this short video: NCKLS Programming Kits.

Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/11/nckls-programming-kits/

Librarian Approved to Inspire

30 Tech Apps to inspire creativity and creation: Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test various apps and find the perfect …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/01/librarian-approved-to-inspire/

Evolving Libraries

Evolving libraries ‘less about collections, more about connections.’ The long-held stereotype goes something like this: When you walk into a library, you can hear a pin drop. Muted glares from fellow patrons and crotchety librarians prone to “shush-ing” deter even the slightest whisper. But such environments, central Ohio library officials say, simply don’t exist anymore. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/05/18/evolving-libraries/

Rising to the Challenge

Dialogue on Public Libraries: Rising to the Challenge 

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/02/01/rising-to-the-challenge/

Early Literacy Calendar 2016

The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) has once again created an early literacy calendar! This colorful calendar includes one suggested activity per day based on a combination of Every Child Ready to Read II, STEM, and fun. The calendar is free to download and print. Print up a bunch to give away to storytime families!

Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/01/07/early-literacy-calendar-2016/

Autism Sensory Resource Kits Are Here!

Autism Spectrum Disorder is on the rise, and more and more libraries are choosing to host events that accommodate the needs of patrons diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. With that in mind, some of the regional consultants have created Autism Sensory Resource Kits. These kits contain a plethora of information, from advice on sensory activities to accommodations …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2015/12/09/autism-sensory-resource-kits-are-here/

If it seems like I’m talking about the Hour of Code a LOT. . .

. . .that’s because I am! It is such an exciting program: It’s easy: Visit the Hour of Code website for specific tutorials and instructions for putting on an hour long program that appeals to children and adults. It’s important: On the site, you’ll be shocked at the number of computer science jobs that go unfilled because …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2015/11/24/if-it-seems-like-im-talking-about-the-hour-of-code-a-lot/

Important Word Press Information

We are seeing unknown administrators setting themselves up on our Word Press websites.  Please check to see if you have this happening on YOUR website. If so, login and follow these instructions, and remove unwanted Admins.  Also, please check to make sure you have no orange circles on your navigation bar, which means all themes, plug ins, and …

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Considering adding Apps to Storytime?

Check out this how to video: Media Mentorship and Using Apps in Storytime! I found this video through the Let the Wild Rumpus Start blog. The blog is a great resource for storytime and programming ideas. The blog’s author likes STEM stuff and tech, so she’s a good choice if you’re looking for ways to expand …

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