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Oct 06

Toys’ Costume Party

If you’re looking for a different Halloween program this year, consider a costumes for toys Maker party. Making kid-sized costumes can be overwhelming for an adult, but making costumes for stuffed animals and action figures. . .that’s completely do-able for almost anyone! This program is perfect for kids aging out of Trick-or-Treating, too. They have the skills …

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Sep 23

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2015

The Kansas State Library has updated the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers page with activities and curriculum tie-ins for Is Your Mama a Llama?  On the website, there is a link to the Is Your Mama a Llama Pinterest board which has loads of craft ideas! And, a link to register your own Kansas Reads to …

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Sep 14

Mini Maker Faire

A Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. It’s a place to show and share new things.

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Sep 03

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-a-Thon

If the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is popular at your library, check out this Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School Read-a-Thon Challenge from Amulet Books. Participants who complete the challenge are entered into a drawing for a trip for four to meet Jeff Kinney!  

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Sep 02

Teen Librarians in the Library

Many thanks to all of you who made it to yesterday’s Fall Youth Workshop. We had two great presenters and a lot of fun! As promised, I’ve uploaded the Teen Behavior in the Library webinar to YouTube. I hope you learn as much watching it as I did making it. As promised, Molly Wetta has posted her presentation, …

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Aug 24

Why Public Libraries Matter

There are more public libraries in America—some 9,000 central buildings and 7,500 branch locations—than McDonald’s restaurants, making them one of the most ubiquitous institutions in the nation.

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Aug 14

Win $10,000 for Your Library’s Afterschool Program!

Does your library have after school activities for youth that focus on helping them improve academics skills like reading, writing, and critical thinking skills? You may be eligible for the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award. To find out more, visit Afterschool Alliance website. Applicants are due August 27th, so hurry!

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Jul 30

Your Library’s Very Own Little Free Library

If you’ve heard about the Little Free Library movement that’s springing up around the nation, you may have felt like it was competition for your own library. But, perhaps, you could think of it as a branch? A number of libraries have created their own small libraries at locations outside the library walls, such as …

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Jul 20

Leading Your Library to Think Outside the Books

This is a pre-recorded webcast. You do not need any special software to view and listen, just a computer!    Move a book shelf, question a timeworn policy, suggest a new program, and dare to overturn a sacred cow: These kinds of changes can happen at any library if initiative is rewarded. How can you …

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Jul 16

Talking to Babies = Early Learning

As librarians, we know that talking to young children, toddlers, and babies is good for their brains, but we need to make sure our patrons know! Resources for educating parents in your community on the importance of simply talking with and listening to their children can be found at: Thirty Million Words from The University …

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