We are proud to announce the 2017 Golden Sower Winners!
Winner: Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Christian Robinson
Honor: Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate, illus. by G. Brian Karas
Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illus. by Dan Santat
Winner: The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Honor: El Deafo by Cece Bell
Loot by Jude Watson
Winner: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Honor: Famous Last Words by Katie Alender
Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
Thank you to all of the 68,769 students who read the Golden Sower Award nominees this year and voted for their favorite book. And also a big THANK YOU to all of the teachers, media specialists and librarians who promoted the books in their schools and libraries. You help make the program a success!
Are you looking for a way to engage in libraryland but not sure how to get started? The Three Rivers Library System board of directors is an excellent way to become involved. As a board member you have the opportunity to guide system services and events, meet fellow librarians, and see the libraries of northeast and eastern Nebraska. The TRaiLS Nominating Committee would appreciate recommendations for candidates for the Three Rivers Library System Board of Directors 2017 election. You may nominate yourself or someone else by completing the following form http://bit.ly/TRLSBoardNominations.
The TRaiLS board will accept nominations from April 10 through May 3. Voting will take place in June with new board members attending their first meeting in August.
Oversee the governance of TRaiLS
Evaluate executive performance
Set long range vision and goals
Board meetings: Though in-person attendance of board meetings is ideal, occasional virtual attendance is an option. Meetings are held quarterly with the annual meeting in August.
Future Board meeting dates are – May 5, 2017; August 4, 2017 (Annual Meeting); November 3, 2017; February 2, 2018
As always we’re making changes at the TRaiLS Office to better help our system members. Our newest change concerns our office hours and beginning March 6th 2017, the office will be open Monday through Friday from 10:30am – 5:00pm.
Naturally, you can always give our office a call and leave a message at 402.330.7884 or email Chelsea at email@example.com and Anneka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Bellevue Public Library who is a recipient of the TEI Landmark Audio Grant!
TEI Landmark Audio, an Indianapolis-based provider of products and services to libraries and schools, announced the winners of their 25th Anniversary Children’s Literacy Grant Awards. Hundreds of public and school libraries from across the country applied to receive one of the twenty-five $1,000 grants to fund literacy programs in their libraries.
Bellevue Public Library will be using the funding for the library’s Storytelling Club. The Storytelling Club provides participants with 21st century skills, such as personal expression, creativity, public speaking, and adaptability, while learning the art of storytelling from two storytellers, Dorothy Bockerman and Molly Strong, from Omaha Organization for the Purpose of Storytelling (OOPS). This program is open to current 1st through 12th grade students. Storytelling Club meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm from January 10th – March 14th.
Black Elk Speaks is the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk, as well as his people, during the nineteenth century. Whether appreciated as the poignant tale of a Lakota life, as a history of a Native nation, or as an enduring spiritual testament, Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable. –back cover description
To see if the book kit is available please visit our Libib page to place a hold. If you’d like to request the kit in advance, feel free to let Chelsea know when she emails you so she can get a schedule together.
Remember, first time borrowers will have to email Chelsea at email@example.com to get their Libib account set up. As always, if there are any questions, please get in touch!
Every year Library Journal groups eligible libraries by total operating expenditures and compares them to peer libraries. Their rating is based on five measures: library visits, circulation, program attendance, public internet terminal use, and electronic circulation. For more information, check out their article in Library Journal.
This year, seven libraries in the TRaiLS service area received a star rating in the 2016 LJ Index of Public Library Service.
– Springfield Public Library received 3 stars.
John A Stahl Memorial Library in West Point received 3 stars.
Gardner Public Library in Wakefield received 4 stars.
Creighton Public Library received 4 stars.
Weeping Water Public Library received 4 stars.
Neligh Public Library received 5 stars.
Hartington Public Library received 5 stars.
Serving the libraries of the Platte, Elkhorn and Missouri River valleys