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New Maker Kit now available!

NCKLS has added a new maker kit to the collection.  The new kit is the Rube Goldberg Kit.  This kit will enable you to put on programming that allows kids to make Rube Goldberg machines. Who is Rube Goldberg and What is a Rube Goldberg Machine? Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist and artist with a …

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Library of Congress: Young Readers Center

The Library of Congress is opening a Young Readers Center! January 28th is the grand opening of the new Young Readers Center at the library of congress. The event will feature a ribbon cutting with Dr. Carla Hayden and the Teen Board representatives, story time with award-winning authors, crafts, book accessibility demonstrations, and a special …

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