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. 

January Bibliostat Training!

Online Bibliostat Training

Banner 5 by Viscious-Speed

We have two video sessions scheduled with Sam Shaw at the Nebraska Library Commission to do some hands-on online training about Bibliostat Data Collection. These sessions are available for CE.

Online Computer Survey by Dustwin14 January 2019 : 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Topics will include: Section Collections, Financial, and other services. Be sure to sign up at http://bit.ly/BiblioTraining. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional information about logging into the session.

Online Computer Survey by Dustwin17 January 2019 : 10:00 am – Noon. Topics will include: Technology and Staffing Wrap Up. Be sure to sign up at http://bit.ly/BiblioTraining. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional information about logging into the session.

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