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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 is National Pizza Day (Pizza storytime program ideas can be found at Storytime Katie, Abby the Librarian, Storytime with Miss Tara & Friends, Jen in the Library, & Librionyian.
- November 19th is International Games Day @ Your Library (Find more ideas at the Programming Librarian)
- November 20th is Universal Children’s Day
- November 21st is World Television Day
- Of course, November 24th is Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving storytime program ideas can be found at Sunflower Storytime, Storytime Katie, Library Village, The Loudest Librarian, & Jen in the Library)
- And, November 29th is Giving Tuesday
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/10/25/upcoming-programming-opportunities/
The Collaborative Summer Library Program catalogs are on their way to you!
early literacy theme poster
adult theme poster
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.
teen theme poster
children’s theme poster
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/10/13/cslp-2017-summer-reading-catalogs/
With the final Fall Youth Workshop fast approaching, I thought I’d share a short video of some of the fun system librarians had coding Sphero.
The final workshop will take place at the Emporia Public Library on Friday, September 23 from 10:00 to 12:00. It’s not too late to register.
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/09/21/sphero-color-maze-challenge/
Planning to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day at your library? Check out these program ideas:
And, don’t forget that you can learn to speak Pirate using Mango Languages on the Kansas State Library website!
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/09/13/talk-like-a-pirate-day-september-19th/
Cari (@myschoollibrary) from the Centered School Library tweeted a fabulous Pin recently. It was of this wonderful gumball machine that had been transformed into a poem dispenser.
She started an intense search to see how cheaply she could find a gumball machine that would really work. These are available for sale on amazon (and probably other places).Less than a week later she had a vending machine filled with jokes and riddles in the library! She was able to make the machine free spin so it can be used without quarters. She also keeps a jar out for students to recycle the capsules.
She hopes to mix up the content of the machine to try poetry, book recommendations, Dewey number suggestions, or trivia questions.
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/09/06/gum-ball-poetry-station-idea/
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.
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/08/04/7-inspiring-mobile-libraries/
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I know, I know. . . You may be getting tired of hearing about Pokémon Go. But, if your patrons are still interested, I found some more resources for you.
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/08/01/another-pokemon-go-post/
Are your patrons still clamoring for Pokémon Go?
I keep receiving more Pokémon Go programming ideas. Rather than keep adding them to my previous post, I decided to collect them here.
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/25/more-pokemon-go-program-ideas/
Want to get in on the Pokémon go craze, but your library isn’t a site?
You can request that Niantic, the game’s creator, designate your library as either a PokéStop or a PokéGym. To make a request, follow this link Pokémon Go Help and fill in the relevant information.
If your library already is a PokéStop or PokéGym and you want some ideas for programs, tips on how to play, or fun display ideas, check out my post from last week Pokémon Go and Libraries.
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/18/make-your-library-a-pokemon-go-gym/