Every Hero Has a Story
- Created on Monday, 27 October 2014 14:54
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 14:45
2014 Kansas Library Association: Beyond the Manual Presentation
Youth Services Materials Request
- Created on Friday, 16 May 2014 12:49
- Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 14:17
Please use the online Youth Services Materials Request form to place your requests. You must submit a request using the form for each item requested.
This procedure requires each library to submit the online request form for youth services materials. Please submit your request forms 3-4 weeks before your request date.
Keep in mind that the first library to request materials for a specific date will be first on the list to receive them--especially important regarding popular themes and holidays. Please plan to select your materials and get your orders in early. We will mail out your materials two weeks before your request date which will give you sufficient time for you to look them over before your program.
After you submit your request you will receive a confirmation email from the Youth Services Department and an automatically generated email as receipt of your request submission.
Your request will be processed within five business days. If something is not available for your requested date you will have sufficient notice to select other materials to substitute.
You need the CKLS Pathfinder Central barcode for each item you request using the online Youth Services Material Request form. To find the barcode, search Pathfinder Central using the following tutorial.
Select your storytime theme and go to http://staff.ckls.org/. Login using the username and password instructions you received from the Youth Services Department. (Example: Your town name with ys at the end: no capitals, no space, i.e. greatbendys)
Summer Library Printed Library Materials Order
- Created on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 19:28
- Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 16:30
The 2015 Summer Library Program Printed Materials Order Form is for librarians to order "free" materials provided by the State Library of Kansas, funded in part through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Central Kansas Library System.
Please complete and submit your order no later than Friday, October 10, 2014. Because of the shipping timeframe from Upstart, the Kansas State Library order is placed early enough so the materials arrive in spring of 2015.
Please order the materials you anticipate will need.
If you have any trouble submitting your Summer Library Program Order Form, please contact Patty Collins or Gail Santy.
2015 Summer Library Program Order Form Sample (pdf) This 3-page sample contains all the questions you will be asked on the Order Form. You may print out this page to assist you in completing and submitting the Online Evaluation Form. Please note that for each item on the Order Form the Upstart catalog page and item number is listed.
Summer Library Program Order Form You are not able to save and come back to the form or to print it out after you have submitted- it must be completed and submitted in one sitting. After you complete and submit the Order Form you will receive an email with a pdf attachment with all the information you entered in the Order Form. You may print this pdf attachment for your paper records. You will also receive a personalized email confirming your entries.
Please note that you need to round up to the next whole number. For example, if you desire 9, enter 10, or if you desire 12, enter 20. If you desire to order none of an item, please enter "0" (note this is a zero and not the letter o).
Non-participation in the 2015 Summer Library Program means you will not receive the $200 CKLS Summer Library Program Incentive Grant. (See the CKLS 2015 System Plan.)
Summer Library Program Testimonial Examples
- Created on Thursday, 18 July 2013 17:33
- Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 17:43
Testimonials are outcomes-based evidence, which can be statistical or anecdotal statements that demonstrate the value of the Summer Library Program to specific children, to schoolwork, or to the benefit of the local community. A testimonial is not a list of the activities or library events during Summer Library Program and is not provided by the librarian.
Examples of actual testimonials:
"The summer reading program is a great asset to our community. It allows the children to continue reading in the summer and provides them with a fun and creative way to learn the importance of reading. My two daughters were always excited to go to the program and were eager to tell me about what they learned when they got home. The staff always provided creative and fun games, crafts and activities for them to do. This program is a great asset to the education of my children." - Parent
"I definitely feel like the Summer Library Program enhanced my son's love for learning and reading. He always had fun and looked forward to going." -Parent
"My oldest son loved coming to Summer Library Program. He loved being able to read anything he wanted and not being told he had to read a certain book or take a test about what he read. The program helps him keep his love for reading." -Parent
"The summer program is a wonderful opportunity to have available in our small community. This program in conjunction with the library encourages parent/child reading together and children reading independently. My children enjoued the summer program and the library. They learned a lot and it encouraged them to read and instills in them a love for books." - Parent
"This is an excellent summer reading program. The activities were superb! The books were of high quality." -Retired educator
Summer Library Program Evaluation
- Created on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 17:10
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 20:09
The Summer Library Program Evaluation form is requested across the state. The information collected from the Summer Library Program Evaluation could impact future funding of the summer program from the State Library/LSTA grant. Please complete and submit your evaluation by August 26, 2014 so your statistics can be inlcuded in the State Library report.
The first portion of the evaluation contains questions regarding the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). The remaining questions are for CKLS information. Please complete and submit the entire evaluation. Failure to submit your evaluation by the August 26th deadline could result in your CKLS Summer Library Program Incentive Grant being reduced (See the CKLS 2014 System Plan, page 14).
Summer Library Program Online Sample (pdf) (opens in a new window) This sample contains all the questions you will be asked on the Online Evaluation Form. You may print out this page to assist you in completing and submitting the Online Evaluation Form.
Summer Library Program Online Evaluation Form You are not able to save and come back to the form or to print it out- it must be completed and submitted in one sitting. After you complete and submit the Online Evaluation Form you will receive an email with a printable pdf version of the information you entered in the Online Form. You may print this pdf for your paper records. You will also receive a personalized email confirming your entries. Please note that numerical entries need to be rounded up to the next whole number and should not include dollar symbols or decimal points. Dollar amounts should be entered as 42, not $42.17. You must also enter an answer for every question, even if it does not apply to your library.
Summer Library Program Evaluation Testimonial page (pdf) (opens in a new window) Print out this Testimonial page to give to parents, teachers, school administrators, etc. The Testimonial is outcomes-based evidence, which can be statistical or anecdotal statements that demonstrate the value of the Summer Library Program to specific children, to schoolwork, or to the benefit of the local community. The testimonial is not a list of the activities or library events during Summer Library Program and is not provided by the librarian. Summer Library Program Testimonial Examples
Summer Library Program Testimonial Online Form You may copy and paste any Testimonials you received into this form. Space is provided for four testimonials. You are not able to save and come back to the form or to print it out- it must be completed and submitted in one sitting. After you complete and submit the Testimonial Online Evaluation Form you will receive an email with a printable pdf version of the information you entered in the Online Form. You may print this pdf for your paper records. You will also receive a personalized email confirming your entries. Deadline to submit testimonials is August 26, 2014.
Young Adult Summer Library Program
- Created on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:38
- Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:29
The Young Adult Summer Library Program is for school ages grade 6 through high school. The program is developed to offer constructive incentives for teens to visit the library and to read.
The emphasis on reading is for the pure joy of reading and not for worrying about reading grade levels and book reports. By offering the summer program in the public libraries, the teens will have available to them a wide range of materials. We may never form an avid reader from among all the teens but they will possess a degree of library literacy and the importance of libraries in their communities for the rest of their lives.
The philosophy of the System is to develop a fun, informative, non-competitive theme related summer library program. The reluctant, or poor reader will consider a competative program as an overwhelming hurdle and won't even come into the library to sign up for the program.
Collaborative Summer Library Program
Rules of use
Upcoming and Past Young Adult Summer Library Program Themes
2014 - Spark a Reaction 2013 - Beneath the Surface
2012 - Own the Night
2011 - You Are Here
2010 - Make Waves @ Your Library
2009 - Express Yourself @ Your Library (Brad Sneed, artist)
2008 - Metamorphosis @ Your Library (Jan Duursema, artist)
2007 - YNK @ Your Library (Russell Walks, artist)
2006 - Creature Feature (Russell Walks, artist)
2005 - Joust Read (Doug Keith, artist)
Summer Library Program
- Created on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:36
- Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 16:31
The Children's Summer Library Program is for preschool and school age children. The program is developed to offer constructive incentives for the children to visit the library and to read.
The emphasis on reading is for the pure joy of reading and not for worrying about reading grade levels and book reports. By offering the summer program in the public libraries, the children will have available to them a wide range of materials. We may never form an avid reader from among all the children but they will possess a degree of library literacy and the importance of libraries in their communities for the rest of their lives.
The philosophy of the System is to develop a fun, informative, non-competitive theme related summer library program. The reluctant, or poor reader will consider a competitive program as an overwhelming hurdle and won't even come into the library to sign up for the program.
CKLS offers Incentive Grants for conducting story time sessions.
Upcoming and Past Summer Library Program Themes
- 2014 - Fizz Boom Read
- 2013 - Dig Into Reading
- 2012 - Dream Big - Read!
- 2011 - One World, Many Stories
- 2010 - Make a Splash-Read!
- 2009 - Be Creative @ Your Library
- 2008 - Catch the Reading Bug (Harry Bliss, artist)
- 2007 - Get a Clue @ Your Library (Mark Teague, artist)
- 2006 - Paws, Claws, Scales, and Tales (David Shannon, artist)
- 2005 - Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds (Steven Kellogg, artist)
- 2004 - Discover New Trails @ Your Library (Mark Bruehner, artist)
- 2003 - Laugh It Up @ Your Library! (Nadine Barnard Westcott, artist)
- 2002 - Join the Winners Circle - READ (Winky Adams, artist)
- 2001 - Reading Road Trip (Highsmith)
- 2000 - The Edge Of Adventure (David Wiesner, artist)
- 1999 - Treasure Your Library (Highsmith)
- 1998 - Be A Kansas Star- Read! (performing arts/space) (Diane Dollar, artist)
- 1997 - 97 Bazillion Ways to Read (Patrick Schlotterback, artist)
- 1996 - Kansas Kids Read! (Ken Raney, artist)
- 1995 - Arts on Parade (Brad Sneed, artist)
- 1994 - A Whale of a Tale (tall tales/ocean)
- 1993 - Protect Our Earth: Read, Recycle, Respect (environmental)
- 1992 - Read: Discover in 1992 (multicultural)
- 1991 - Feed Your Mind--READ! (food)
- 1990 - Affection Connection: Our Animal Friends
- 1989 - Where the Rainbow Ends (Wizard of Oz)
- 1988 - Dinosaur Daze
- 1987 - Fantastic Fantasy Machine (time travel)
- 1986 - Super Summer Adventures (travel)
- 1985 - Sun Spots (summer activities)
- 1984 - Snooper 'n Sleuth (mystery)
- 1983 - Dial H for Hero
- 1982 - The Old West
- 1981 - Magic Castle
- 1980 - The World is Yours at the Library (multicultural)
- 1979 - Sea Treasure
- 1978 - Out of This World (space travel)
- 1977 - Dinosaur Summer
Youth Services Program Planning
- Created on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:32
- Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 14:22
Youth Services offers a collection of resources for developing good quality children's library programming. These resources are only available to CKLS member libraries.
Librarian's Project Resources
Educational resources printed in book and periodical format.
Resources to dramatize stories for storytime and after school programs.
A collection of hand puppets, finger puppets, full size puppets, stuffed toys, and face masks on sticks.
These resources have public performance rights, unless noted.
Early Childhood: Counting, learning the alphabet and understanding words and their definitions are among important concepts explored in these stories.
Fairytales/Folktales/Heroes/Legends: Fairytales and folktales have been told for generations and retain their relevance today with humorous and astute insights into human nature.
Holidays: These dvds about holidays will enhance children's enjoyment and understanding of special times of the year.
Seasons: These dvds about seasons will enhance children's enjoyment and understanding of special times of the year. In several the seasonal setting is influential in shaping the story's theme.
Storytime: Storytime dvds are stories that will entertain and delight children, as well as adults. Many of these are old favorites.
Theme Libraries: Theme Libraries are a series of dvds on these specific topics.
These collections have public performance rights, unless noted.
Includes display materials, games and craft supplies.
A collection of specialized storybooks that can be used for library programming.
- Created on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:31
- Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 13:30
The Story Time Program could be a child's first introduction to books and sharing of stories in a group experience. These visits to the library may be a child's and their parents only experiences in using public library services. Story time needs to be a special occasion that children can look forward to each week.
When planning the program you will need to select the best in children's literature and to select material appropriate for a specific age group. The Youth Services Department has several resources available to make your story time imaginative and enjoyable. The resources available for loan will help you cut purchasing expenses and save time in creating your own storytelling materials.
- Created on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 17:02
- Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 15:05
| Patty Collins, Consultant
Crystal Hutchinson, Assistant
CKLS Youth Sevices department assists librarians in meeting the information and recreation reading needs of children and young adults by encouraging the librarians to create meaningful programs for children. Through materials provided by CKLS, local librarians can encourage children to read and enjoy books.
The Youth Services Department: