Category: Additional Resources

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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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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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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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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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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Read Across America Day

Have you made plans for a Read Across America Day program? Sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA), Read Across America Day takes place on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2nd. Time may seem short, but the NEA has a lot of resources you can use on their website. Their posters, images, web advertisements, certificates, and other …

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Privacy & Confidentiality Policies

At the NCKLS directors’ meeting on February 11, we discussed privacy and confidentiality policies. The American Library Association’s model policy may be found here. In addition, you may find this supplemental checklist of best practices, created by the Illinois Library Association, helpful in reviewing or developing a policy for your library.

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Día Turns 20 Mini-Grants from ALSC & Dollar General

Have you considered planning a Día event at your library? Día, the library event celebrating the connection of children and books, turns 20 April 30, 2016, so the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has a funding opportunity to help you celebrate! Applications for 20 mini-grants of $2,000 are now open an available here. ALSC members in public …

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Rising to the Challenge

Dialogue on Public Libraries: Rising to the Challenge 

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ALA Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association Youth Media Awards were announced Monday morning. If you haven’t had time to look at the list, check it out below. John Newbery Medal: Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña Newbery Honor Books: The War that Saved My Life, written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Roller Girl, written and …

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