Author Archives: Denise

National Friends of Libraries Week, October 15-21

National Friends of Libraries Week is October 15 – 21, 2017. You can find promotional and marketing materials at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/folweek/materials. See the following 30-second Public Service Announcement. It is also available in a 15-second version. To imbed the PSA’s directly … Continue reading

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September Display Ideas

Eclipse Day is finally here! With so many activities in August, I was delayed in working on the September Display Ideas. Here are 10 display and programming ideas for next month (which will be here in just 10 days—yikes!). Library … Continue reading

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Orleans Library Celebrates 100 Years

C. B. Preston Memorial Library will be celebrating 100 years of service to the community on Sunday September 10. The Cordelia Bennett Preston library was dedicated at Orleans, Nebraska on September 11, 1917, and was a gift from James McClean … Continue reading

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August Display Ideas

August is a time for preparation. It is time to preserve the produce from the bountiful gardens by canning or freezing in order to prepare for winter. Display your cookbooks that are dedicated to food preservation and jelly-making along with … Continue reading

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Holiday Hours

The CPLS Office will be closed Friday, June 30 – Tuesday, July 4th. We go back to regular hours on Wednesday, July 5th. We’re wishing you a safe and happy Independence Day!

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July Display Ideas

July is the month for patriotic events. Prepare a display table with groupings of books with red, white, and blue covers. Place a container of small American flags on the table for patrons to pick up. Flags may be ordered … Continue reading

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Library Innovation Studios: Transforming Rural Communities

The Nebraska Library Commission (NLC) along with partners University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Nebraska Innovation Studio, Nebraska Extension, and Regional Library Systems, are excited about the Library Innovation Studios: Transforming Rural Communities project, which was recently awarded a National Leadership Grant of … Continue reading

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Month of Weeding

The Central Plains Library System’s Month of Weeding has concluded. Sharon traveled throughout the System offering encouragement and expertise. We had 37 participating libraries (18 public, 18 school, and 1 academic library). Some weeded less than 100 volumes and other … Continue reading

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2017 ALSC Summer Reading Lists

The Association for Library Service to Children’s Quicklists Consulting Committee has updated their Summer Reading Lists with new and exciting titles! The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading … Continue reading

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June Display Ideas

We celebrate Mothers in May, and June is the time when we really think about our Dads. Prepare a display that honors fathers with books and DVDs that have the word dad, daddy, or father in the title. Here are … Continue reading

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