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/
Even though they didn’t make it into the newsletter, I wanted to share these fantastic pictures from the Vermillion Public Library Barn Quilt event.
And these of the Burns community making their own games at the Burns Public Library.
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/08/03/good-idea-grants-vermillion-and-burns/
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.
- Use Pokémon Go to Get Kids Coding from Tech Age Kids
- Simple Pokémon Programs from Youth Services Shout-Out-YSS!
- Pokémon Thaumatrope from One for the Books
- Pokémon Materials including Pokémon Jeopardy games from Nicole M. Cubero
- Pokémon Scavenger Hunt in the Library from Karissa in the Library
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:
- Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go! from Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Shelves
- Why Pokemon Go and The Library Is a Perfect Partnership from ALSC
- Pokémon GO: What Do Librarians Need To Know? from School Library Journal
- How ‘Pokémon GO’ Can Lure More Customers To Your Local Business from Forbes Tech
- Here Are Some Tips For Playing Pokemon GO from Kotaku
- 4 Tips for Managing the Pokémon Go Craze in Your Classroom from Common Sense Education (although this is geared toward schools, it has some ideas for possible programs with Pokémon Go.)
- We are a Pokemon Go Gym! from Library as Makerspace
- Pokemon Go Update: I Just Won Our Gym! from Library as Makerspace
And here’s a simple, yet interactive, display idea from Jessi Brown the Technical Services Supervisor of the Huntington City-Township Public Library:
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/13/pokemon-go-and-libraries/
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/11/nckls-programming-kits/
30 Tech Apps to inspire creativity and creation:
Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test various apps and find the perfect tool. Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC).
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/01/librarian-approved-to-inspire/
The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library was named the 2016 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year!
“The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL), KS, is engaged in every discussion in its community. In fact, it is usually leading them. The library is central to local deliberations and changes; creates leaders; and uplifts the community it serves. The way the library has become a major force for its constituents in the city of Topeka and throughout Shawnee County sets a bar for all libraries” (John N. Berry III).
For more information about the award and the reasons TSCPL was given this honor, visit the Library Journal website.
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/06/13/congratulations-to-topeka-shawnee-county-public-library/
Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/05/20/are-you-ready-for-summer-reading/