Come one, come all! Sign up below to attend the annual Book Giveaway & Workshop featuring Kansas author Carl Titterington and Kansas artist Bonnie Stasser. For more information, see the Spring Gleaning Flyer.
Finally a reality, NWKLS and Prairie Dog State Park have collaborated to create a Storywalk on the Steve Mathes Walking Trail. The park is located just four miles west of Norton, Kansas on Hwy 36. This Storywalk will run year-round, with new stories each month for visitors and locals to enjoy!
Take 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.
The Kansas Librarians for Children and Youth (KLCY) group has also created a resource for helping libraries find and use resources for patrons with disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. This resource is housed on the Kansas Regional Library Systems website under Disabilities Resources for Librarians.
Want to add a Sensory Storytime to help meet the needs of autistic children in your community? Looking for ways to help that autistic patron feel comfortable in the library? Wondering what training library staff needs in order to best accommodate patrons on the Autism Spectrum?
Since April is Autism Awareness Month, it’s a good time to check out some resources.
- The Autism Society has a great deal of information about autism, and this guide to Autism through the Lifespan is a great place to start learning more about autism and treatments that help individuals on the autism spectrum.
- The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) has a wealth of information about Sensory Storytimes and other programs for children on the autism spectrum.
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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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 Books, Print 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 Everything, Letter Knowledge: Look for Letters Everywhere and Phonological Awareness: Take Time to Rhyme, sing and play word games.
Large Kits Available Now for Checkout:
Medium Sized Kits Available for Checkout: