Category Archive: Headlines

Aug 01

Rural Libraries: The lifeblood of small towns

And #10, Libraries are safe places……Gone are the days when a person goes to the local library to do nothing more than check out a book and return it or renew it later. Small town libraries have become a provider of numerous services to their communities. Their future will be one of expanding those services …

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Aug 04

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.

Aug 03

Good Idea Grants @ Vermillion and Burns

Even though they didn’t make it into the newsletter, I wanted to share these fantastic pictures from the Vermillion Public Library Barn Quilt event.           And these of the Burns community making their own games at the Burns Public Library.      

Feb 24

Maximize the potential of Your Public Library

Learn how public libraries can help local governments tackle critical community priorities such as economic development, public safety, environmental sustainability, cultural diversity, education, and literacy. This new report and accompanying case studies provide examples and instructive guides on how public libraries in jurisdictions large and small are partnering with local governments and organizations to develop …

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Feb 15

Great Kansas City Star Article

The Money Corner: February is the month for love….and the library Nothing makes bearing the long winter months easier and more enjoyable than snuggling up on the couch with a good book. Maybe that’s why February is Library Lover’s Month. Grothaus: I am in love with this idea — whether you’re four or 74, reading …

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Feb 09

Are libraries invisible?

Here’s a quote from a blog called 10 Engines. It came via Jessamyn West’s blog, which I have followed for a number of years. “Show me a town that denies funding to a library, and I’ll show you a librarian who stays in the office. Show me a town that funds its library, and I’ll show …

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Feb 02

Beyond books: what it takes to be a 21st century librarian

From connecting with people to keeping up with the latest technologies, there is a whole lot more to the job than stamping due dates Read the entire Guardian article here

Jan 27

Kansas Reads…What Kansas Means To Me

The Kansas Center for the Book is sponsoring a special “Kansas Reads…” for the 150th anniversary of the founding of the state. What Kansas Means to Me is a compilation of essays and poems by Kansans and about Kansas edited by Tom Averill. Programming suggestions, bookmarks, posters and more can be found at the Kansas …

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Jan 27

FEMA provision includes libraries as temporary relocation facilities

Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) says efforts by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) have resulted in a change to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy that will designate libraries as temporary relocation facilities during major disasters and emergencies under the FEMA Public Assistance Program. Section 403 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA to …

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Jan 27

Diane de Las Casas

The presenter for Summer Reading Workshop 2011 is Dianne de Las Casas.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and excitement to her presentations.  Dianne was born in the Philippines, and as a child lived in the Philippines, Hawaii, and Spain.  She resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She is an award-winning author and master storyteller who …

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