Category Archive: Additional Resources

Annoying Pop-up

Annoying Pop-up

          Don’t panic. Just restart. You may have witnessed or been the recipient of this type of pop-up on your library’s computers. If this occurs on a patron computer just restart the computer and Deepfreeze will clear the pop-up before anything serious happens.  If on your staff PC, give Duane or …

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Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2015

The Kansas State Library has updated the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers page with activities and curriculum tie-ins for Is Your Mama a Llama?  On the website, there is a link to the Is Your Mama a Llama Pinterest board which has loads of craft ideas! And, a link to register your own Kansas Reads to …

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Mini Maker Faire

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A Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. It’s a place to show and share new things.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-a-Thon

If the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is popular at your library, check out this Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School Read-a-Thon Challenge from Amulet Books. Participants who complete the challenge are entered into a drawing for a trip for four to meet Jeff Kinney!  

Teen Librarians in the Library

Many thanks to all of you who made it to yesterday’s Fall Youth Workshop. We had two great presenters and a lot of fun! As promised, I’ve uploaded the Teen Behavior in the Library webinar to YouTube. I hope you learn as much watching it as I did making it. As promised, Molly Wetta has posted her presentation, …

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Why Public Libraries Matter

There are more public libraries in America—some 9,000 central buildings and 7,500 branch locations—than McDonald’s restaurants, making them one of the most ubiquitous institutions in the nation.

Win $10,000 for Your Library’s Afterschool Program!

Does your library have after school activities for youth that focus on helping them improve academics skills like reading, writing, and critical thinking skills? You may be eligible for the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award. To find out more, visit Afterschool Alliance website. Applicants are due August 27th, so hurry!

September is Library Card time!


September is a good month to feature library card sign ups.  ALA has lots of ideas on how to make a great library card campaign here.

Your Library’s Very Own Little Free Library

If you’ve heard about the Little Free Library movement that’s springing up around the nation, you may have felt like it was competition for your own library. But, perhaps, you could think of it as a branch? A number of libraries have created their own small libraries at locations outside the library walls, such as …

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Rural libraries have much in common with each other–no matter where they are

Libraries Increase Access to Online Services in Myanmar   As Myanmar’s government ministries offer more comprehensive e-government services, rural communities have the most to gain because of their geographic isolation and limited resources. But those communities tend to have limited access to technology and internet, and although some government information is currently available online at …

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