25th Anniversary Children’s Literacy Grant Awards

Congratulations to Bellevue Public Library who is a recipient of the TEI Landmark Audio Grant!


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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 Book Kits Available

The One Book One Nebraska 2017 book kit is finally here! The TRaiLS Office currently has 15 copies of Black Elk Speaks to lend out.

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 trls.assistant@gmail.com to get their Libib account set up. As always, if there are any questions, please get in touch!