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Public Library Accreditation and Certification Extensions

In March of this year, we extended the Public Library Accreditation expiration dates for all public libraries by one year. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are again extending the expiration dates, by one more year. So, there will … Continue reading

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A Blizzard of Snowflakes

Do you need an activity to send home for a winter story time? How about snowflakes? Here is a link to twelve snowflake templates.

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State-Wide Reading Challenge

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December Social Media Programs

October is gone and November has started. That means, in this year of 2020, it is time to prepare some activities for December which may involve your patrons through social media websites such as Facebook and Instagram. Here are seven … Continue reading

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E-rate: What’s New for 2021?

These important workshops are now open for registration! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all workshops will be held online only via GoToWebinar. NOTE: This online workshop is being offered on multiple days and at varied times. The same information … Continue reading

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Friend Your Library

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Year-Long Access to Reader Zone

Great News! Many Nebraska libraries used the online record-keeping tool, Reader Zone, which is a user-friendly way to collect reading data for their Summer Reading Programs. We racked up nearly 1.7 million minutes of reading this summer. In light of … Continue reading

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Do You Need A Disclaimer?

A question that has been coming up frequently now that libraries are opening to the public is whether or not there should be a disclaimer stating that the library is not responsible should a visitor or patron become ill with … Continue reading

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Nebraska 1K Reading Challenge

In this difficult year, librarians learned about using technology to do a wide variety of tasks. One example is using Reader Zone to keep track of Summer Reading Goals instead of collecting that information on paper reading logs. Some found … Continue reading

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Two Important Websites to Review

Strong libraries are essential to the recovery of communities devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help guide communities, library workers, and library supporters along the path to recovery, on July 15 ALA launched a curated, online repository of tools, guides, … Continue reading

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