Children’s & Youth

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2014
Story Time
Story Time Kits
Summer Reading
Youth Resources

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Children’s Book Formats

I’ve had some requests for simple definitions of each of the common children’s book formats, from board books to easy readers to graphic novels for juveniles. I thought it might be useful for other libraries too. Children’s Book Formats: From Board Books to Graphic Novels Fiction = Imaginary story, not true In the CIP (Cataloging …

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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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Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event that promotes reading to all Kansas children from birth through age five. Through the statewide program, parents, librarians, and caregivers are encouraged to read the chosen title during a selected week in November. The program is sponsored by the State Library of Kansas. Each year the Kansas …

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Maker Spaces UnProgramming: Passive Programming World Book Night US

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Programming Kits & Resources

Our programming kits provide the materials needed for running a program with children of a variety of ages. Story Time Kits NCKLS’ Story Time Kits contain books, folder stories, and interactive toys focused on a topic. They are for use as either a passive programming resource or to enhance library storytimes. There are 20 Story Time Kits …

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School Library Resources

Need to Convince Your Administration. . . School Board. . . Legislature. . . that School Librarians Make a Difference? Check out these reports: School Librarian Staffing Levels and Student Achievement as Represented in 2006 – 2009 Kansas Annual Yearly Progress Data from Mirah J. Dow, Jacqueline McMahon Lakin, and Stephen C. Court. Informational Brief: …

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STEM Resources

Remember how much fun your patrons had with the Fizz, Boom, Read! science activities? Well, even though the Fizz, Boom, Read! theme is over, libraries across the nation are still adding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) activities to their storytimes and elementary and teen programs. NCKLS has a number of resources to help you …

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Summer Reading 2015

Summer Reading themes for 2015:         (Early Literacy theme)                     (Children’s theme)                 (Teen theme)         (Adult theme)      

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Youth Resources

Continuing Education Videos Professional Books: Children’s Professional Books: Teen Workshops

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