Best of ALA session links and resources

Below you will find the links to resources and examples that Sarah talked about during her Best of ALA 2013 presentation.

Marshmallow gun directions can be found here.

A simple cipher wheel that includes directions on the wheel itself can be found here.

For finding Barnes & Noble’s listing of books for people in their 20s and 30s, follow this path:
1. From the home page, hover over books and select fiction under subjects.
2. Under “See more in fiction & literature” on the left navigation,  click on “fiction subjects”.
3. Under “Categories”, click on “stages of life – fiction”.
4. Click on “20s & 30s – fiction” under categories.

More information about Storytubes can be found here. You may also find some videos on youtube by searching for “storytubes (year)”.

Reviews from “Under the Cover” by the Skokie, IL public library can be read here.

Bleached t-shirt directions

Connecting to the World Fall Annual Meeting/Workshop

Don’t forget to register for the Annual Meeting held on September 18th, 2013 at the Life Long Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.  Deadline for registration is today at 5:00.  If you haven’t registered call the office at 800-578-1014 or use the link provided on the previous post titled “Register for 2013 Annual Meeting Now Available” 


2013 NLA/NSLA Conference Scholarships

The Northeast Library System is offering four $150 scholarships to the Nebraska Library Association/Nebraska School Library Association Annual Conference. The Conference will be held October 9-11 in Kearney.

The deadline for returning applications to the office is September 13. We will notify recipients by September 20 to meet the late registration deadline. The late registration fee is $100 online and $110 by mail-in. The pre-conference registration fee is $35 for the public librarian session and $30 for the school librarian session.

Applications can either be mailed to the office at 3038 33rd Ave. Columbus, NE 68601, faxed to 402-564-1586, or emailed to Sarah.


NLA ScholarshipApp 2013

Target Meeting on September 8.

The next Target Meeting will be on September 5 at the Albion Public Library from 1-4pm. The topics of discussion will be the Affordable Care Act and ideas from the book “Smile & Move: A Reminder to Happily Serve” The office has copies of the book and will hand them out at the meeting.

You can register by filling out the form here or by calling the office 402-564-1586.

Spice up Storytime

Contact the System office to check out the Poetry Trunk!!  The trunk includes:  magnetic words for the magnetic poetry stand, Poetry Puppets, Samples of Poetry, ideas to help kids make their own poetry books, and much more..trunk

The Schwa Was Here!

9780142405772_p0_v2_s260x420  This is a great teen read for your Summer Book Club.  They say his clothes blend in to the background, no mater where he stands.  They say a lot of things about the Schwa, but one thing’s for sure:  no one ever noticed him.  Except me.  My name is Antsy Bonano, and I was the one who realized the Schwa was “functionally invisible” and used him to make some big bucks.  But I was also the one who caused him more grief than a friend should.  So if you all just shut up and listen, I’ll tell you everything there is to know about the Schwa, from how he got his name, to what really happened with his mom.  I’ll spill everything.  Unless, of course “the Schwa Effect” wipes him out of my brain before I’m done.

This popular book by Neal Shusterman is ready to be checked out for your Teen Summer Book club.  Contact Shelia for this 15 book set at: or 800-578-1014.