Category Archive: Additional Resources

A New Spin on Book Clubs


In the June 1, 2014 Library Journal, Aaron Schmidt writes about new Cookbook Clubs started at some innovative libraries. The idea is that patrons each cook something from the same cookbook and then bring it to the library to share. To learn more about this idea, and other creative programs, see The User Experience: Library Inspiration …

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Book Fair 2014 Statistics

650 Books were purchased at Book Fair 2014!

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Learning Express Library

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Access to Learning Express Library V2.0 will end June 30th, according to the State Library. How do I get an updated link, and what is Learning Express Library?

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Beach Early Literacy & STEM Activities

Memory Game

Early Literacy From No Time for Flash Cards: Shell Sorting Shell Letters Paper Bag Jellyfish Craft (Cutting develops small muscle motor skills which helps with learning to write.) From Spoonful: Sand Mosaics Sand Art (Could also use the sandpaper to write letters or numbers.) From Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten: Sand Writing Bin STEM From No Time …

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CNN Article on Libraries

  Reinventing libraries for ‘hanging out, messing around and geeking out’   Learn what libraries around the country are doing to encourage young people to visit..  Click on the title to open the article in a new window.

Google Chrome Tips

If you use Google Chrome as your browser, maybe these 5 tips will help you:

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Governor Brownback’s Read Kansas Read


As you’re promoting your library’s summer reading program, don’t forget to tell your patrons about Governor Brownback’s Read Kansas Read summer reading challenge. The program runs from June 1st through August 4th, and Kansan from newborns to 12th graders can participate. For materials, visit the Read Kansas Read website, or you can download the reading log …

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Is Everyone Ready for Fun?


The Kansas Reads to Preschoolers committee is pleased to announce that the 2014 title is Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas. This humorous title will appeal to babies and toddlers, as well as the traditional 3- to 5-year-old preschoolers. Is Everyone Ready for Fun? has simple text and bold illustrations that feature three …

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NCKLS’ Storytime Kits Have Science!

When you’re planning your Fizz, Boom, READ storytimes for summer, keep in mind that these NCKLS’ Story Time Kits and 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits have great science tie-ins. Click Fizz, Boom, Storytime! for a complete listing of science related materials plus online resources and ideas. To reserve a kit or folder story, contact Melendra at msanders …

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GMail Help

If you are a Gmail user, Google has some resources to help organize and utilize your Gmail:

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