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. …
If you haven’t already signed up for Book Fair, do so here.
If you are like many directors, you may be overwhelmed by the thought of hosting a Summer Reading Program at your library. Not every Summer Reading Program needs expensive presenters or time consuming programming. With …
The newest resource to be added to LearningExpress in March, is the Student Success Skills Center! This is a resource for study skills, classroom skills, life skills, and more for young people going to high …
The Collaborative Summer Library Program catalogs are on their way to you!
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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.
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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/
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 these articles:
And here’s a simple, yet interactive, display idea from Jessi Brown the Technical Services Supervisor of the Huntington City-Township Public Library:
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