Category: Programming

Oct 20

Hour of Code

What is the Hour of Code? Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to show that anybody can learn the basics of coding, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. When is the Hour of Code? The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week; …

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Jul 13

Pokémon Go and Libraries

Have you noticed your patrons playing Pokémon Go? If you haven’t, you will. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game you can play using a smart phone. It released on Friday, July 8th, and is already a huge sensation. You want more information about the game and how you can use it in your library, check out …

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Nov 09

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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Apr 22

Superhero Training Program

Even if you didn’t win a Superhero Training Camp kit at one of the Summer Reading Craft Workshops, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a Superhero Training Program! Here are all the signs, templates, and other printables for a superhero training program: Directions for setting up the Superhero Training Program Super Hero Training Program Templates …

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Feb 17

Calling All Super Librarians!

Faster than a speeding toddler! More reliable than a Google search! Able to leap tall shelves at a single bound! Look! Up in the stacks! It’s fiction! It’s nonfiction! It’s Super Librarian! Don’t forget to signup for the 2015 Summer Reading Workshop! When: Thursday, March 12th from 9:30 to 3:15 Where: Manhattan Public Library’s secret …

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Jan 23

Fun programming idea

Need some thing to perk up the season of winter doldrums?  How does getting your library patrons involved in a town-wide scavenger hunt sound?  Here is a Library Journal article from February, 2014 that tells how Darien, Connecticut pulled this off.

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Apr 25

New Additions to Story Time Kits!

There’s something new in every NCKLS’ Story Time Kit: Folder Stories! Not sure what a folder story is, check out this sample: Dinosaur Skin. Folder Stories are super simple to use. Just hold up the folder, use the included script to tell the story, and pull out the sheets of paper to change the color …

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Aug 01

How to Offer More than a Movie

By Alan Jacobson Producing film discussions that are serious cultural events Many libraries don’t screen films. Many just “play and walk away.” Here’s how to make your screening a quality cultural event equal to your book discussions. This article appears in American Libraries online version. The entire article can be read here.

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Mar 29

Movie Licensing USA Website

Movie Licensing USA, the company that provides NCKL libraries with the rights to show videos in their buildings, has developed a very useful website. You can see it here http://www.movlic.com/library/index.html Among the useful information on the site are programming ideas, downloadable posters and bookmarks for publicity, and a search engine that lets you check to …

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Aug 05

Community Resource Act (CRA) Grant

Community Resource Act (CRA) grant applications are due by October 15, 2008 This program is designed to help organizations develop education programs for their community. UFM is the model that is use by many communities to develop their programs. UFM Community Learning Center was started in 1968 in Manhattan by a group of K-State students …

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