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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

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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.

Golden Sower Nominees 2018-2019 at TRaiLS!

The Three Rivers Library System has added new book kit titles to borrow for the next school year. Check out our Libib site at trails.libib.com.

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

 

Ryan Quinn and the Rebel’s Escape by Ron McGee

Start at the beginning with this first installment of a new trilogy about a New York City teenager. Ryan Quinn is excited to settle down for awhile after spending his entire childhood traveling with his father, a United Nations worker. The catch, of course, is that Ryan’s parents disappear shortly after getting to New York. As Ryan investigates into their disappearances, he uncovers the true lives of his parents, who are part of an underground organization that handles dangerous rescue missions. Following in his parents footsteps, he dives into an international rescue mission for freedom.

 

The Girl in the Blue Coatby Monica Hesse

Welcome to World War II, a dark and dangerous time in Amsterdam in 1943. Hanneke, a young woman growing up in desperate times, spends her time finding scarce items to sell on the black market. Until one of the items Hanneke has to find is a Jewish teenager who vanished from a secret room in the safety of a woman’s home. This mystery leads Hanneke to another after another as she finds out the horrors of the Nazi war machine and is moved to the heart of the resistance.

Want to see a list of all the Golden Sower Nominee titles we have to offer? Check out the Golden Sower Nominee tag! 

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

Golden Sower Nominees 2018-2019 at TRaiLS!

The Three Rivers Library System has added new book kit titles to borrow for the next school year. Check out our Libib site at trails.libib.com.

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

 Desert Dark by Sonja Stone

Ever wanted to be part of an elite, government-funded boarding school? So does sixteen year old Nadia Riley! Excited to be part of a covert CIA Black-Ops program, Nadia travels to Desert Mountain Academy, only for rumors of a double agent on campus to bubble up, along with the assumption of the double agent being Nadia. Will Nadia survive the tough world of covert teen agents? Find out all the dark secrets in this young adult thriller!

 

When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin

This tearjerker follows a former foster kid, Ben Coffin, a big sci-fi reader who rescues a mutt from an alley. Thanks to the little pup Ben meets a fellow bibliophile, Halley, who he nicknames Rainbow Girl. As the two decide to write a novel together, Ben’s life starts unraveling at the seams. Read how Ben finds the truth about friendship and the meaning of home in this middle grade novel.

 

Want to see a list of all the Golden Sower Nominee titles we have to offer? Check out the Golden Sower Nominee tag! 

Have any questions? Trouble logging into Libib? Contact Chelsea at trls.assistant@gmail.com!