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Jan 18

Capitol Journal article on the State Library of Kansas

Jo Budler’s calm, hospitable workplace is one of the most unusual and architecturally pleasing public libraries in Kansas. On the third floor of the Capitol in Topeka, beyond the hustle and bustle of politicians, a set of double doors open to a two-story collection of reference materials that include a law book published more than …

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Jan 11

Readers’ Advisory to Children

Tool for Readers’ Advisory to Children Providing readers’ advisory to children and parents can be both difficult and intimidating. If you want a little help, check out this great site created by the Mobile Public Library: Choosing Books for Kids. It contains information about each age range’s reading needs and short descriptions of types of books a …

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Oct 25

Upcoming Programming Opportunities in November

Looking for some Programming Inspiration? Look at these dates for great event themes: November 11th is Origami Day (check ou t the Repurposing Books Maker kit for some book origami ideas; or visit these sites for program ideas: Straight Origami at The Show Me Librarian or Origami Yoda at Z Before Y & BayViews and More) November 12th …

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Oct 13

CSLP 2017 Summer Reading Catalogs

The Collaborative Summer Library Program catalogs are on their way to you! Some of the catalogs have already been delivered, and some are on their way. Be on the lookout for yours. Order your materials here: 2017 CSLP Summer Reading Materials Order Form. All orders must be placed by October 31, 2016.  

Nov 21

The Public Library, Completely Reimagined

You’ll hear a lot of talk about the “death of the public library” these days. It isn’t simply the perpetual budget crises that many face either. It’s the move to digital literature, and the idea that once there are no more print books (or rather if there are no more print books), the library as …

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Oct 07

Shareable: Libraries Become Centers for Sharing

But we already knew this! Shareable: Libraries Become Centers for Sharing.

Sep 21

Create a Culture of Reading at Home

I came across a great blog entry that you might want to pass on to parents of the children who visit your library.  This is from the website of the magazine Mothering.  They no longer have a print magazine, but have daily articles online. Create a Culture of Reading at Home.

Mar 03

Smart People Use Smart Libraries

This is library week in Ireland and they posted this wonderful video advertisement for their libraries. Many thantks to Jessamyn West at

Feb 24

Cat in the Hat Ideas for Read Across America

March 1 is the annual Read Across America Day with the Cat in the Hat. Here is a link to some ideas for celebrating the day. Random House has also created Seussville, a page with printable activities and more. If you are unable to click the links , copy and paste each address below into …

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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

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