Category Archive: Additional Resources

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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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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