Summer Reading Workshop reschedule information

Summer Reading Webinar

December 11, 2015 (rescheduled from November 20)Book_Shoe Block

9:00 – 9:30      4-H Summer Reading Connections—Jackie Steffen, Cedar County Extension Office (.5 c.e.)

9:30 -10:20      New Summer Reading Titles to Consider—Sally Snyder, Nebraska Library Commission (1 c.e.)

10:20 – 11:10 Get in the Game: SRP and Teens—Rachelle McPhillips, Columbus Public Library (1 c.e.)

11:10 – 12:00 Exercise Your Mind, Read! Adult Programming—Anneka Ramirez, TRLS  (1 c.e.)

12:00 – 12:50 Bringing Spanish-Speaking Communities to be a Part of SRP – Gema Ramirez, South Omaha Library (1 c.e.)

4.5 total c.e. hours


All webinar attendees will be entered in to a drawing for one of four $25 Visa gift cards. The drawing will be held following the webinar and winners will be notified via email. An announcement of the winners will be posted on the TRaiLS website. Please register for TRaiLS Summer Reading Webinar on Dec 11, 2015 9:00 AM CST at: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Summer Reading Workshop Postponed

Due to Winter Storm Alerts in Northeast and Eastern Nebraska, the Summer Reading Workshop scheduled for November 20 at the Nielsen Community Center has been postponed. We will send out information regarding the rescheduling next week. Please stay safe.

E-rate: What’s New for 2016?

Big changes are coming again to E-rate, the federal program that provides discounts to assist schools and public libraries in the United States to obtain affordable Internet access and Connections. USAC has launched the E-Rate Productivity Center, EPC, for the 2016 Funding Year. This new online portal will be the main point of entry for all future E-rate interactions. With your organizational account you will use EPC to file forms, track your application status, communicate with USAC, and more.

What does your library need to know to use this new E-rate portal? In this workshop, Christa Burns, Nebraska’s State E-rate Coordinator for Libraries, will first cover the basics of the E-rate program and then show you how to access and use your account in EPC to submit your Funding Year 2016 E-rate application.

Dates and locations:

November 6 – Omaha Public Library, Abrahams Branch

November 9 – Norfolk, Northeast Community College

November 16 – Scottsbluff, Western Library System

November 17 – Kearney Public Library

November 19 – Lincoln, Nebraska Library Commission

December 1 – Online, GoToWebinar

To register for any of these “E-rate: What’s New for 2016?” sessions, go to the Nebraska Library Commission’s Training & Events Calendar and search for ‘e-rate 2016’: