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Summer Reading Workshop March 7

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We offer support to our member libraries in planning and implementing services to children and young adults. Sandy Wilkerson is the Youth Consultant, available at (1-800-432-2796 ext. 804) or by e-mail at swilkerson.

Services offered:

  • Collection development, weeding, and programming assistance
  • Children’s & Young Adult policy consulting
  • Checkout of Story Time KitsMaker Kits, and 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits.
  • Annual workshops: Summer Reading Program workshop and Fall Youth workshop related to Children’s & Young Adult services
  • Die-cuts – listing of shapes available here
  • Professional collection Children’s & Youth Services books available for checkout to individual libraries
  • Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) assistance:
    Every year, the CSLP produces a national reading program that spans early literacy through adults around a particular theme. Libraries may order posters, bookmarks, reading logs, completion certificates and other basic marketing supplies from us each year in Fall. Then, in February/March the materials are distributed at the annual Summer Reading Program Workshop. Each library receives a free programming manual from us by the end of the calendar year that provides all kinds of craft, program, kickoff and other ideas around the theme. The manual comes on DVD, but a print manual can be provided upon request.Libraries can also order additional incentives (water bottles, pins, t-shirts) with the annual theme through the CSLP by signing up for a free account. Each library pays for any additional incentives.

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  Diecuts from the North Central Kansas Libraries NCKLS has the following die-cuts available for system libraries. To place an order, contact or call 1-800-432-2796 x140. You will need to send the paper to us, and we will make the die-cuts you ordered and we’ll send them back to you. The images are each …

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