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New Bookmobile Van – Ready to Go!

So — just how many librarians does it take to turn on the radio?!? You’ll just have to guess, as I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit!  The radio in our new 2012 GMC Savana has a few buttons and knobs that took several of us a bit to decipher.  Never fear though, Eldon will be back on the road …

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Top 10 changes from the library of the future

Libraries have acted as community cornerstones for millennia. From Every  April marks School Library Month.  Libraries celebrate how they promote education and awareness in an open, nurturing space. What makes them such lasting   institutions, though, isn’t the mere act of preserving books and  promoting knowledge. Rather, it’s the almost uncanny ability to  consistently …

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Plains Open House

Plains Community Library held an Open House on Sunday, April 22 to showcase their library makeover and addition.   Carolyn Chase, Librarian, toured visitors through the new areas and the Board provided delicious refreshments.  The pictures below are from their updated space.

KLA Recap

The Kansas Library Association Conference was held last week in Wichita.  This year’s theme was “I Geek Kansas Libraries”. This year’s conference was packed full of excellent sessions and speakers.  One of this year’s highlights was the Opening Keynote by R. David Lankes.  The keynote was entitled:  World Domination Through Librarianship.    The keynote was both …

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Have you heard of Wordle? Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use …

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Kansas EZ Library Webinars

As you know, all of the “pieces” to 3M Cloud Library are out and OneClickdigital has reached a point of stability.  If you were waiting until things had settled down, here’s your opportunity!   These sessions will instruct you from registration to checkout and transfer of a book to a device.  We will not discuss …

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Find us on Pinterest

Are you on Pinterest and looking for Summer Reading ideas or have several to share?    We’re here to help!  SWKLS has a Pinterest account.  You can find us at We also have collaborative boards setup for Summer Reading.  A collaborative board is a shared board that several can pin to.  If you would like …

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Summer Reading Workshop

  This year’s Summer Reading Workshop, Dream Big-Read! will be held at the Dodge City Public Library on Thursday, March 29, 2012.  If you’re looking for ways to put the fun back in your summer and a spring into your programming step for the rest of the year, you don’t want to miss this workshop!  …

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KLA Conference 2012

Taken from email written by Mickey Coalwell Have you registered for KLA Conference in Wichita, April 11-13?  It’s going to be amazing! This year, KLA is proud to present R. DAVID LANKES of Syracuse University as our Opening Keynote speaker. David most recently wowed the crowd at the ALA Midwinter meeting in Dallas. Check out this two-minute video, …

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