Today Toby and I put up a new story called, The Spiffiest Giant in Town. This story is about George the giant not wanting to be the scruffiest giant in town. George then goes to buy new clothes, but then finds animals who really need his help. On the walking trail we painted giant footprints to do something fun for the story so make sure to check them out!
Toby and I also hid the kindness rocks for the last time. There are only nine rocks hidden this time, so make sure to find them all!
Nebraska Extensions has created a great resource for anyone who enjoys reading to kids that ties directly to local libraries’ summer reading programs. It includes eight storybook guides featuring well known fairy tales such as Cinderella and Aladdin. All of the eight story guides include: conversation starters, and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities related to the book. It also shows ways you can increase learning by play and why it’s important to read aloud to young children. Each storybook guide can be found at this link- https://child.unl.edu/nebraska-4-h-stem-reading-connections-program.
Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 3-8. We encourage students to read good books and compete for a prize. All of the current Battle of the Books here at the Butler Memorial Library are located on the top shelf in the Young Adult section. To find all of the Battle of the Books online click on this link.
Also as of June 1st patrons from ages 10 and older are allowed to enter the library and pick out books. Masks are recommended but they are not required. Please come by if you get the chance. Stay safe and have a great summer!
We are starting to plan this summer’s reading program! We are not sure how things are going to go but we plan on our schedule staying the same or similar at least even if we have to go digital. I have created a site to use as a landing page for our summer reading programs.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, schools and libraries are closing across the country. ABDO wants to ensure that readers everywhere continue to have the opportunity to learn and grow during this unprecedented event. ABDO digital products are available for free now through June 2020.
Click on the links below for access to these resources:
I am excited to announce that we received two Library Improvement Grants through the Nebraska Library Commission! One grant I applied for is for Media Stations. This grant has more to it but so far I have purchased four new computer monitors for the patron computers. They all turn on and off, are all the same size and look beautiful! I cannot wait for you all to be able to use them. There is much more to this grant and I will update you as those projects are completed.
For now, here they are:
This project is supported in part by the Institue of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.
As more teachers and students are advised to stay home and work remotely, Google wants to help you be as effective as possible setting up successful distance-learning solutions. You’ll find three newly compiled collections on our website, stocked with video-based lessons to help you work, teach, or learn from anywhere.
TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Our patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
Your access will continue through until August 31, 2020.
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