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  • 1. 2011 NLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE<br />Increasing library awareness through collaboration<br />Thursday, October 6 – 1:30 pm<br />WEBSITES FOR COLLABORATION IDEAS:<br />Readiness Scale: <br /><br />Ideas for Collaborating:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />WAYNE PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />410 Pearl Street<br />Wayne, NE 68787<br />402-375-3135<br />CONTACT INFO:<br />Lauran Lofgren, Library<br />Rita McLean, Adult<br />Julie Osnes, Youth<br />NLA Session Responses:<br />Beth Dolnicek<br />Hasting Public Library<br />517 W. 4th St.<br />Hastings, NE 68901<br /><br />
    • Summer reading program – HPL Kiwanis, various others such as our local animal shelter, NE Humanities Council, Extension office, community theater, volunteers in community help do programs. Downtown businesses get business via our SRP raffle gift certificates
    • 2. Dia de los libros, dia de los ninos (Children’s Day, Book Day) HPL, Head Start, Hispanic community representatives, Friends of HPL, Kiwanis (I think?) (and more than I am unaware of)
    • 3. Host Business Before Hours and gave them the opportunity to help sponsor library programs like summer reading
    • 4. Pub Quiz – HPL holds a trivia contest twice a month at local bars – Murphy’s and Hastings Keno. One bar gives gift certificates, the other donates a % of sales to library.
    Robin Clark<br />Sump Memorial Library<br />222 North Jefferson<br />Papillion, NE 68046<br />
    • Lion’s Club – works with the public library to pay for and distribute books during Papillion Days parade
    • 5. Papillion La Vista Schools Foundation – library provides historical storyteller for 4th grade portal school experience
    • 6. Papillion Historical Society / Leadership Sarpy Legacy group – install Union Pacific historical marker and rails on library property
    • 7. Pinnacle Bank – provided financial support for advertising and helium balloons for 90th birthday celebration
    NO NAME GIVEN<br />
    • Book club at local retirement community in coordination with their activities director; book clubs at junior high and high school during school lunch period
    • 8. Local convenience store displayed and judged teen pumpkin carving contest entries
    • 9. As a result of inviting Lions Club members to participate as guest readers in a “Lion” theme story time they decided to financially sponsor story time for a year as also be regular guest readers throughout the year
    • 10. Boy Scouts provide volunteers and coordinated activities for summer reading finale
    Kate Ostenrude<br />Neligh Public Library<br />710 Main<br />Neligh, NE 68756<br /><br />Neligh, NE 68756<br /><br />
    • Work (partnered) with school, UNL extension, farmers insurance, local and state law enforcement – city Bike Rodeo
    • 11. Grocery store, library improvement grant, ABC Storm chasers, schools, senior citizens, boy scouts for disaster week
    • 12. Street dance – Kelly Kirkman, city, Friends of library, bank (Pinnacle) Morrison popcorn. Wimmers donated wieners for Family night/dance
    • 13. Brown bag lunch, local crafters, medical community, UNL extension, funeral home, lawyers, NENC on aging, assisted care facility, etc.
    Jennifer Norton<br />Neligh Public Library<br />710 Main Streeet<br />Neligh, NE 68756<br /><br />
    • Collaboration with school for programs – Piano in Tow and a Disaster Planning Day. Also classroom outreach, visits, etc.
    • 14. Extension and 4-H – after school programs at library facilitated by extension educator
    • 15. Summer reading and family programming support by local pizza place with donations and lowered cost of food; also community members offering services free of charge – Street Dance
    • 16. Possibly down the road – new dance studio in town, would like to offer program featuring dance by working with new business
    Wilma Eaton (Volunteer)<br />Chadron Public Library<br />507 Bordeaux St.<br />Chadron, NE<br /><br />
    • Book club for high school kids – meet in school library during their lunch time
    • 17. Book club for 5th and 6th grade students – meet in school library during their lunch time
    • 18. Library day for students from a Christian school
    • 19. Crochette/knitting group – make lap robes for the nursing home – afgans for newborns
    • 20. Read to children at college child development center – weekly
    Laura England-Biggs<br />Keene Memorial Library<br />1030 N. Broad Street<br />Fremont, NE 68025]<br /><br />
    • Lutheran Family Services boutique (Family services, parenting skills) – lapsit and storytimes to model reading to kids
    • 21. Parks & Rec joins us for summer reading program kickoff event @ library. We’ve outgrown that space – need to move to a park next year.
    • 22. Outreach collections @ low-income housing, senior care facilities, get books to people who can’t get to the library
    Micki Dietrich<br />Omaha Public Library Saddlebrook<br />14850 Larel Ave. Suite 103<br />Omaha, NE 68116<br /><br />
    • Use your local clubs and organizations to help you build a better collection – they are the best resources
    Rose Barcal <br />La Vista Public Library<br />9110 Giles Road<br />La Vista, NE 68128<br /><br />
    • 3 different daycares – reading hour
    • 23. Middle school help with book club once per month
    • 24. Metro Community College – grants, joint services, we do their displays, we are an offsite option for their work study program
    • 25. Recreation Center – joint programs like Dinosaur Egg Hunt – Dino Egg = watermelons
    • 26. Cooking class for kids
    Laurie Yocom<br />Wilson Public Library<br />910 Meridian Avenue<br />Cozad, NE 69130<br /><br />
    • With Cozad Arts Council – brought Opera Omaha to library in conjunction with school and they presented who / what they are during brown bag lunch between their school visits
    • 27. With Cozad Chamber & Henri Museum – held movie outdoors in conjunction with sidewalk sales this summer
    • 28. With area businesses, posted pages of a child’s picture book in store fronts during Cozad’s “Quilt Around the Block,” marketed as “Read Around the Block” with unabridged reading of book @ the library
    • 29. Began a book club at Meadowlark Point – assisted living center specifically for residents who can’t make it to the library. Must have @ least regular print, large print and audiobook to check out to residents
    • 30. Elementary, middle and high school art teachers – had student are displays at the library
    • 31. Adult summer reading – area businesses donated prizes
    2011 NLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE<br />Increasing library awareness through collaboration<br />Thursday, October 6 – 1:30 pm<br />WEBSITES FOR COLLABORATION IDEAS:<br />Readiness Scale: <br /><br />Ideas for Collaborating:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />WAYNE PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />410 Pearl Street<br />Wayne, NE 68787<br />402-375-3135<br />CONTACT INFO:<br />Lauran Lofgren, Library<br />Rita McLean, Adult<br />Julie Osnes, Youth<br />