Category Archive: Additional Resources

A Shocking Story for All Staff: Ground Yourself for Safety!

Library Computer Technician Dan Ross offers a word of caution about steps to take before turning on your computer or other electrical equipment—at work or home. A recent problem with a staff printer revealed that a buildup of static electricity caused sheets of paper to stick together, jamming the process.

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Interested in Adding a Summer Food Program?

The KSDE Summer Food Service Program Is Always an Option! Renee Grassi posted this great article, “Serving the Underserved: Lunch at the Library” about adding a summer food program to her library’s summer reading activities. She discusses benefits of the program and how it fits into the library’s mission I know many of the libraries …

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Planning Your Fall Programs?

Pumpkin Coach

Here are some fun ideas for Halloween: Sasquatch Escape from Bryce Don’t Play (NCKLS’ Hint: The Friendly Monster Story Time Kit has some fun Sasquatch titles, as well as great Make Your Own Monster toys.) Host a Halloween Bash from Movie Licensing USA: Public Libraries For Tweens, Teens or Adults: Three Literary Themed Halloween Parties …

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If You’re Looking for the Sample Firearms Policy

If you are trying to reach the sample firearms policy that Teri Belin mentions in her New Concealed Carry Laws for Library Staff article in the August NCKLS Newsletter by copying and pasting the link, Adobe is taking out the hyphen between sample and policy. You can manually add that hyphen back into the link in …

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NCKLS Annual Meeting Agenda

Order of Business North Central Kansas Libraries System Annual Board Meeting Hilton Garden Inn August 7, 2014 9:30 – 1:00 Executive Committee Meeting:  9:30 am             Call to Order             Consent Agenda : Minutes of the May 29, 2014 meeting;           …

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Informing Voters

From Mainstream, Inc.,  the Kansas Nonprofit association comes this resource for answering voters questions in a non-partisan way:   “With elections fast approaching, make sure that your nonprofit has the resources it needs to help get your community prepared for and involved in voting!  A great place to start is with Nonprofit Vote!  Nonprofit Vote provides …

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Get Your Preschoolers Excited about the Alphabet

Alphabet Matching

Learning to recognize upper and lower case letters is essential to learning, and there are so many ways to promote this skill! Knowing that letters are different from each other and that they are made up of shapes is one of the first steps in learning ones letters. It is also important for children to …

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Summer Reading Evaluation


It’s that time of the summer again! Time to start entering the statistics for your library’s summer reading program. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s numbers. This summer’s theme was so fun, and I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from many of you about events and activities you’ve tried. You can access the evaluation here: CSLP Summer …

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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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