Summer Reading Program: Make & Take Projects

Join us on 22 November 2019 
for the Summer Reading Program: Make & Take Projects
 
Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop with Tammi Thiem, from Genoa Public Library  – This is a great mobile workshop where children can stuff their own selected animals. It can be fun as an individual activity, or it can be done with a group.
STEM & Fairy Tales with Jackie Steffen, from University of Nebraska County Extension –  Crossing STEM with the Summer Reading Program theme, Imagine Your Story: Fairy Tales / Mythology / Fantasy. 
 
Book Recommendations with Sally Snyder, Nebraska Library Commission – Back by popular demand, Sally will join us via video to tell us all about her favorite book choices that will work with the Summer Reading Program theme.
Lunch will be provided.
4 CE is available.
Registration fee is $25 per person, which will pay for lunch and art supplies.
This activity is supported in part with funding from the State of Nebraska and from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as administrated by the Nebraska Library Commission. 

Upcoming Summer Reading!

Summer Reading Presentation Submissions!
Do you have crafting and creative talents? Would you like to share these with your youth services colleagues?
This fall will be starting up our 2020 Summer Reading Programs, which will feature a ‘make and take’ element. Do you have a great project that fits the theme of Imagine Your Story: Fairytales/ Mythology/ Fantasy?

Three Rivers Library System is in the process of planning two ‘make and take’ sessions for November. Are you interested in showing your arts and crafts talents?

Details:
*   Presenters will receive a supply budget to purchase material for the projects.
*   Each session has been allotted an hour for explaining the project, set up, creating with the group, answering questions, and clean up.
Librarians have always been on the forefront of knowledge and resource sharing, so we’re excited to show off our talented librarians for the upcoming Summer Reading Program! Submit your proposal at http://bit.ly/SRPproposal

Not interested in presenting, but want to join the fun?
Save the Dates!
15 November 2019 at Wakefield Public Library
22 November 2019 at Tilden Public Library

Keep an eye out for more information to come.
Questions? Suggestions? Contact Eric Jones at Eric.Jones.trls@outlook.com

WordPress Skills Workshop with Amanda Sweet!

WordPress Skills Workshop with Amanda Sweet
On 20 September 2019 
There are two WordPress Workshops happening at Central Community College in Columbus. These two sessions will delve into the updates and features on maintaining your WordPress site from the NLC. We’ll also have topics that are the most requested when you sign up.
The morning session is from 9:00 am – Noon
The afternoon session is from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3 CE is available per session.

Golden Sower Nominees 2018-2019 at TRaiLS!

The Three Rivers Library System has added new book kit titles to borrow!

Check out our Libib site at trails.libib.com

We currently added two Golden Sower Nominated titles for 2018 – 2019:

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Follow three children in different decades, from different home countries, all in search of refuge. Facing dangers of all kinds, hope is the the thing that keeps them moving forward. Josef is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany, Isabel is a Cuban girl living in 1994, and Mahmoud is a Syrian boy living in 2015. Even though these kids are separated by decades and continents, connections will be made to bring their worlds together. This action packed novel tackles survival, courage, and the quest for home.

 

Restart by Gordon Korman

Chase wakes up in a hospital with a case of amnesia. He doesn’t remember falling off the roof, hitting his head, or even what his name is! Chase has to start his life all over again. Going back to school opens up a whole new unknown world. Between a girl dumping frozen yogurt on his head and random kids treating him like a hero, Chase has to not only figure out who he is — but who he was! And who is he going to be?

Want to see a list of all the past and current Golden Sower Nominated titles we have to borrow? Check out our Golden Sower Nominee tag! 

Have questions? Trouble logging into Libib? Get in touch with Chelsea at trls.assistant@gmail.com. 

2019 Annual Meeting!

Join us for our Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting will take place on 1 August 2019 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at Wayne State College.  Sign up at http://bit.ly/TRaiLSAnnual if you’d like to attend in person.

The program includes two sessions:

  • The first is Allie Stevens’ presentation on The Power of Small: How Rural Libraries Help Communities. Allie is the librarian and director of a museum in a southern Arkansas county. She has also presented on WebJunction and her presentation will be energizing and uplifting.
  • A second presentation will be a panel of librarians, county extension, and economic development staff. The panel will be discussing the library’s role in community economic development and how the library helps to enhance a community’s quality of life.

After the morning presentations, please stay for lunch.  While having lunch, we will have the Three Rivers Library System annual business meeting, the director’s report, board elections, review the budget, and conduct other needed business. There will be a $15 fee for lunch.

For those who will not be able to join us in person, the presentations and Annual Meeting will be available on Zoom, but there’s no need to sign up, the link will be available at the Three Rivers Library System website.  And we will send out the link on the ListServ on the day. If you’d like CE for watching it online, please email Chelsea at trls.assistant@gmail.com

Register today at http://bit.ly/TRaiLSAnnual

Chromebooks Workshop with Otis Pierce!

On June 20th at 10:00 a.m., join us and Otis Pierce from ESU7 in a workshop about Chromebooks! Register at http://bit.ly/TRLSChromebooks
Considering updating or replacing the computers at your library or school? Learn about the ins and outs of Chromebooks! 
Find out all about:
  • The positives and negatives of Chromebooks
  • The difference between a Chromebook and a laptop
  • What software you may or may not need
  • If you need any disk storage or need a disk drive
  • How to connect monitors or mice to create a desktop version
  • How to set up a controlling system for filtering content

 

Be sure to sign up so that you can get the Zoom link to log into the session. Register at http://bit.ly/TRLSChromebooks
1 CE credit is available!

Golden Sower Nominees at TRaiLS!

The Three Rivers Library System has added new book kit titles to borrow!

Check out our Libib site at trails.libib.com

We currently added two Golden Sower Nominated titles for 2018 – 2019:

The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Kestra has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but when her father, the right-hand-man of the cruel king, calls her back to the kingdom she has no choice but to go back. When a group of rebels snatch Kestra out of her carriage and use her as a bargaining chip against the kingdom, it isn’t just a normal kidnapping. The rebels also want Kestra to find the lost Olden Blade which is the only object that can destroy the immortal king. But Kestra has other ideas. She’s not an obedient captive but to one of her kidnappers chagrin. Check out this new high fantasy series by Jennifer A Nielsen, bestselling author of The False Prince.

 

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Red is a special oak tree in the neighborhood. People write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. This wishtree, a crow named Bongo, and other woodland creatures watch over the neighborhood. But a new family moves into the neighborhood and not everyone is welcoming. It’s up to the wishtree to help spread kindness, friendship, and hope.

Want to see a list of all the past and current Golden Sower Nominated titles we have to borrow? Check out our Golden Sower Nominee tag! 

Have questions? Trouble logging into Libib? Get in touch with Chelsea at trls.assistant@gmail.com. 

This Blessed Earth Book Kit

We added 10 copies of the One Book One Nebraska 2019: 

This Blessed Earth by Ted Genoways

This Blessed Earth by Ten Genoways is about a fifth-generation family farm in Nebraska. For forty years, Rick Hammond has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation farm. As he starts to hand off the farm to his daughter, they’re confronted by rising corporate ownership, encroaching pipelines, groundwater depletion, and more. This book follows the Hammonds from harvest to harvest as a portrait of one family’s struggle to hold on to their legacy.

Want to see a list of all the One Book One Nebraska books we have to offer? Check out the One Book One Nebraska tag! 

Have questions? Trouble logging into Libib? Get in touch with Chelsea at trls.assistant@gmail.com

Golden Sower Nominees 2019 – 2020 at TRaiLS!

The Three Rivers Library System has added new book kit titles to borrow!

Check out our Libib site at trails.libib.com

We currently added two Golden Sower Nominated titles for 2018 – 2019:

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

A new school story by the beloved author of Frindle! Sixth grader Alec loves to read! (Don’t we all?!) But when his school principal tells him to start paying attention in class — and to stop reading — Alec knows he has to take matters in his own hands. In order to not lose all of his reading time, he starts a club where he’s the only member. But things get tricky when people start to join! Are the kids joining the club more interesting than the characters in his book? Find out in this middle grade novel!

 

The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea

No one enjoys statewide assessment tests, not even the teachers! The pressures of sixth-grade are bad enough without the extra pressure of doing well on  an important test. Follow Mrs. Woods’ sixth-grade class as they scheme their way into acing their test! This scheme brings together the most unlikely of characters: Randi, the top gymnast; Gavin, the football jock; Trevor, who hates being home more than he hates being at school; Scott, the big-brain with a huge heart; and Natalie, the know-it-all lawyer. Can this group band together for the right reasons? Can the whole school get a perfect score? Find out in this middle grade adventure!

Want to see a list of all the past and current Golden Sower Nominated titles we have to borrow? Check out our Golden Sower Nominee tag! 

Have questions? Trouble logging into Libib? Get in touch with Chelsea at trls.assistant@gmail.com. 

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