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Plain Speaking August/September 2021

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Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF)

The FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a new, one-time $7.17 billion program included as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. It will help K-12 schools and public libraries provide the tools and services their communities need … Continue reading

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2021 Golden Sower Winners Announced

Picture Book Winner: Crash, Splash, or Moo! by Bob Shea Honor: This Is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose, illus. by Josh Shipley              We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins Chapter Book Winner: Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann … Continue reading

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Book Repair on a Budget

Below is a link to the “Book Repair on a Budget” workshop that was held on Monday, April 19. During the workshop, I highlighted Kapco book repair products. Here is a link to their webpage. If you want to participate … Continue reading

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Using YA Literature to Inspire Teen Girls Interests in STEM

Do you find it difficult to include teens in your STEM or STEAM programs? Is it especially hard to find things that interest teenage girls? Join Dr. Melissa Cast-Brede as she shows you how to use YA Literature to inspire … Continue reading

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Central Community College Summer and Fall Classes for LIS

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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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YouTube Channel

The Central Plains Library System has a new means of communication. We have a YouTube Channel! This will allow us to post videos of our CPLS Board Meetings and to offer a way for all of our librarians to participate in continuing … Continue reading

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