Announcing “Connections: Exploring relationships with people and technology”

Tuesday, March 31st, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Norton Public Library Community Room
Guest Host: Stan Adams, Kansas Department of Commerce & Program Director of the Statewide Broadband Initiative
Stan will begin the day with a rundown of what Broadband means, how it helps you—our libraries—and what connecting to the world from Kansas looks like moving forward.
Shekinah Bailey from the USDA will explain the grant opportunities available to all of us in rural areas. Representatives from E-Rate Solutions will discuss those recent changes to the funding and filing process. Stan will lead a panel discussion with Scott Sproul of the Norton City & County Economic Development Committee & Maggie Basgall of Nex-Tech regarding the successful and ongoing partnership with the Norton community and its service provider. We will learn about the successes and failures throughout the process and possibly some of the plans for the future of Norton County’s new collaborations with the library and our own NWKLS.
We can’t wait to connect with you! Register below!

The StoryWalk® Project

The Storywalk ProjectTake a walk and read a book at the same time, that’s right, and it was all just a brilliant idea of Ann Ferguson in Montpelier, Vermont. The project has now reached Kansas and has inspired our Northwest Kansas libraries to conduct their very own community Storywalks. The StoryWalk® Project is an easy, innovative and fun way for families to read and exercise together…For more information on this wonderful project, click on the Children’s Services tab at the top of this page.

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YT! Kits now available for checkout!

 

The NorthWest Kansas Library System announces that our You Try-It! Kits for Youth and Teens are now available for YOU to TRY. We have a website devoted to helping you use the kits and for expanding your programming opportunities. You will also order your YT! Kits through the website’s request form.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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6 by 6 Medium Kits Available Through ILL from NWKLS

    Picture6  ~My New Shoes  ~Healthy Me, Healthy You  ~On the Farm   ~Once Upon a Time 

~Bedtime   ~Little Monsters: Don’t Fear Monsters  ~5 Senses  ~All About Me  ~Mutt-i-grees 

 ~Groovy Buttons  ~Can You Dance? ~Babies, Babies, Babies ~Oceans  ~Zoo Animals  ~Summer Fun 

                     ~Day and Night  ~Growing Things   ~Transportation   ~Hello School   ~Home & Family   ~Fall Harvest

                                            ~Seasons and Weather  ~Gingerbread Friends   ~Winter Time

Zinio Digital Magazines

Northwest Kansas Library System would like to welcome you to the Zinio Digital Magazine Collection.

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Please contact your local library for info to access.

Almena City Library, Bird City Public Library, Goodland Public Library

Gove City Library, Grainfield City Library, Jay Johnson Public Library, Jennings City Library

Lenora Public Library, Norcatur Public Library, Norton Public Library, Oakley Public Library

Oberlin City Library, Pioneer Memorial Library, Selden Public Library,

Sharon Springs Public LibrarySheridan County Library, St. Francis Public Library,

Wakeeney Public Library.

 

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Talk to your local library to get info on how to sign up at the following Libraries

Almena City Library, Atwood Public Library, Bird City Public Library, Goodland Public Library

Gove City Library, Grainfield City Library, Jay Johnson Public Library, Jennings City Library

Lenora Public Library, Norcatur Public Library, Norton Public Library, Oakley Public Library

Oberlin City Library, Pioneer Memorial Library, Selden Public Library,

Sharon Springs Public LibrarySheridan County Library, St. Francis Public Library,

Wakeeney Public Library.

6 by 6 Activity Kits

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All Large 6 by 6 Kits contain at least one activity from the 6 key skill areas of early literacy. Print Motivation: Have Fun with BooksPrint Awareness: Notice Print All Around You, Vocabulary: Talk, Talk, Talk to your children even when they don’t understand what you’re saying, Narrative Skills: Tell Stories About EverythingLetter Knowledge: Look for Letters Everywhere and Phonological Awareness: Take Time to Rhyme, sing and play word games.

Large Kits Available Now for Checkout:

~Alphabet Under Construction   ~Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type   ~Put It On The List  ~Little Cloud

       ~The Very Hungry Caterpillar  ~Chicka Chicka Boom Boom  ~Seven Blind Mice  ~Tip Tip Dig Dig 

                                                            ~Blue Sea  ~Mushroom in the Rain  ~Snowballs                                

Medium Sized Kits Available for Checkout:

~5 Senses  ~All About Me  ~Little Monsters:Don’t Fear Monsters  ~Groovy Buttons  ~On the Farm

           ~Can You Dance?  ~Babies, Babies, Babies  ~Bedtime  ~My New Shoes

                    ~Once Upon a Time  ~Healthy Me, Healthy You  ~Mutt-i-grees  ~Ocean

                           ~Zoo Animals  ~Growing Things  ~Day and Night   ~Summer Fun  ~Transportation 

                                Hello School  ~Home & Family  ~Fall Harvest  ~Seasons and Weather 

                                                      ~Gingerbread Friends  ~Winter Time