Wednesday, October 28, 2015 
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Central Kansas Library System
Lower Level Meeting Room
1409 Williams Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
800-362-2642 ext. 134

Contact Person: Patty Collins, CKLS Youth Services Consultant

Light refreshments will be served at no charge. Lunch is on your own.

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Looking to put a little “Wow” into your program? Whether this is your first or your 81st storytime, you might need some inspiration and fresh ideas to make your story program exciting for the children and for you.

Miss Patty will share some tricks to engage little people, explore ways to offer early literacy activities in your library, and show ways to get your little ones movin’ and groovin’.

The afternoon will highlight the talents of CKLS librarians who have volunteered to show some of their best Storytime material. Plan to leave with a bag of awesome freebies and brand new children’s books from the free book giveaway.

Please bring a favorite craft or activity (with instructions) to display at the workshop.

The list of materials to bring to the workshop will be sent through the CKLS Googlegroup.

8:30 a.m. Registration & Refreshments/Book Giveaway/Make & Take Activitieschicken stortyime

9:15 a.m. Put the “Wow” in Your Storytime

10:30 a.m. CKLS Resource Collection Show & Tell 

11:30 a.m. Even more “Wow”

12:15—1:25 p.m. Lunch   (On Your Own)

1:30 p.m. Round Robin Storytime

Librarians from across CKLS will share the best of the best of their Storytime program.

3:00 p.m. Prizes, Prizes, Prizes (and Workshop Evaluation)

kids center art

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An APPLE a month keeps your library healthy:Apple graphic

Continuing Education experience for learning, networking, and bonding with other librarians

APPLE is a statewide program for new directors. The information is delivered through Webinars provided by system consultants and librarians from around Kansas. CKLS is making these morning Webinars available to all CKLS librarians through one-hour “watch parties”.

After lunch activities are designed to learn, network, and bond with fellow librarians.

First, we will answer questions about the content of the Webinar and review the homework. Only official APPLE students must do the homework. However, the homework is very practical and useful.

Next, we will move onto other topics not connected to the Webinar. System consultants will have some topics for discussion some afternoons. We will be announcing these topics in the future.

At all events there will be time for sharing, discussing issues and problems.

The system consultants already scheduled to participate in these events are Gail Santy, Patty Collins, Crystal Hutchinson, and Chris Rippel. Other system consultants will participate as they are available.

Morning refreshments will be provided.

Lunch will be on your own.

Agenda for each watch party: Everyone in the system is invited to attend.
All watch parties will be held in CKLS libraries.

10:30 am Sign in

11:00 to 12:00 Webinar learning

12:00 Lunch on your own

1:15 After lunch learning, networking, and bonding

Discuss content, answer questions, discuss homework assignments


Discuss other topics, sharing, etc.

Free discussion

3:00 Adjourn


May 6, 2015 Budgeting (1), Laura DeBaun, NEKLS Minneapolis
May 20, 2015 Budgeting (2), Laura DeBaun Beloit
Jun 3, 2015 Technology, Robin Hastings, NEKLS Ellinwood
Jul 8, 2015 Facilities, Harry Willems, CKLS
Belleville a.m.
Republic p.m.
Aug 5, 2015 Laws, Carol Barta, NCKLS Hoisington
Oct 7, 2015 Boards, Gina Millsap, Topeka PL Russell
Nov 4, 2015 Collections, Chris Rippel, CKLS Great Bend
Dec 2, 2015 Planning, George Seamon, NWKLS Logan
Jan 6, 2016 Youth Services, Jennifer King, GBPL Great Bend
Feb 3, 2016 Ethics, Recorded Webinars (Location TBA)
Mar 2, 2016 Customer Services, Savannah Ball, SWKLS Osborne



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