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Aug 11

Kansas Literacy Week September 3-9, 2017

On August 18th, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., Governor Brownback will sign a proclamation declaring September 3-9 Kansas Literacy Week. The Kansas Masonic Literacy Center (KMLC), working with Kansas Libraries, Kansas Masons, and professional literacy associations invite all residents of Kansas to join in highlighting the economic and societal importance of literacy. Kansas Literacy Week coincides …

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Aug 02

Promote Your Library with a Painted Rock Hunt

Heard of Friendship Rocks?   Sort of like geocaching, this fad has people hiding painted rocks around their communities. When someone finds a painted rock, they can share a picture on social media and then re-hide the rock at a new spot. Some libraries are turning this into a PR campaign, and it’s super easy …

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May 05

National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month: “a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.” To learn more about NFCM, visit the USA Child Welfare website. Since it’s difficult …

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Apr 25

2017 Summer Reading Workshop

If you missed Sherry Norfolk’s spectacular Summer Reading workshop, it is now available as a video! Click this link to watch: Summer Reading Workshop: Build a Better World Workshop Resources: Build a Better World Resources Build a Better World Breakout EDU

Apr 20

Free Audio Books for Teens!

Check out AudioFile’s SYNC summer program! AudioFile has a summer program called Sync that allows teens (13 – 18 years old) to sign up and receive free audio books! For more details on the program, visit Teen Services Underground and the AudioFile websites. The SYNC program applies to specific audio book titles that teens can download …

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Mar 23

New Resource from National Geographic

Some of your patrons may be interested in this site from National Geographic where they can access and print topographical maps.  You can find it at http://www.natgeomaps.com/trail-maps/pdf-quads

Mar 17

LitFestKC

The Rabbit Hole, Kansas City Public Library, and Crossroads Academy are hosting their 1st annual Children’s Literature Festival! Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th, the Children’s Literature Festival is made up of author presentations, book signings, and more! Authors attending include: Brian Selznick, Nina Crews, Shane Evans, Sophie Blackall, John Marciano, Javaka Steptoe, and …

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Mar 02

Tax-lid Exemption For Libraries

Roger Carswell, the Director of the Southeast Kansas Libraries System reports: Several of the regional library system directors were able to meet with Roger Basinger of the state Municipal Services office regarding the “library exemption” from the tax lid.  The news was probably the best we could have hoped for. Although Mr. Basinger had been …

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Feb 16

Ever Heard of the Pilcrow Foundation?

The Pilcrow Foundation: Sharing Books with Rural Public Libraries The Pilcrow Foundation’s mission is to provide new, quality, hardcover children’s books to rural public libraries across the United States. We recognize that public libraries are often the center of their rural community, where people come together to learn and share ideas. Providing quality children’s books …

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Feb 08

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day is February 16th! World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by millions of people in …

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