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KCKPL Report to USD 500 Board of Education - Dec/2014

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This is the report shared by KCKPL management with the USD 500 Board of Education in Decembr 2014

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KCKPL Report to USD 500 Board of Education - Dec/2014

  1. 1. 4 v : _ _ l‘: I_ ‘ ' - o ’ l i i í ’ --. ¿ p , ‘ . . ‘ . l ¡: ,.>1Ï‘, V<’> 4 r ¡* T "T KANSAS y l LHLL SLIIOOLS BOARD REPORT December 9, 20'14 —. —— . , a. ,, - a. . . . 4 - " I a / , __. _.. . J . _. _, .. .. __ . ._/ a. /-. ..‘——* , __; _¡ Main and Turner staff participated in Nebraska Furniture Mart’s annual Book Drive. They lead read several stories and shared information about storytimes and other library programs. South and Turner participated in Kansas Reads to Preschoolers with several staff members presenting storytimes to multiple classes at 15 preschools in the area. West staff hosted a set of book discussions for this year’s Battle of the Books. Middle Schoolers discussed the books and their interpretations of the story. Mobile Library attended the Parker Elementary Literacy Night where they had 123 Visitors and registered several new patrons. KCKPL participated in the 15th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Branches hosted 14 storytellers who visited 4,811 students at 21 schools. Students and teachers alike were all enthusiastic listeners
  2. 2. . . l ' T za. .. . v. m » - . m» » v‘ WiFi/ il? ’ la L: = r L, l. ; . v BOARD REPORT December 9, 2014 —-v-. «.1 ——-— . /. . /.. ..J. / - Main staff visited several USD 50o schools to share information about Tutor. com, homework help, and various databases. Schlagle held their monthly Webelos Badge Workshop. The requirements this month were for the Naturalist Badge. - South hosted a Social Security Education and Sign-Up Workshop to help patrons create their Social Security account and learn about Social Security benefits. - Turner staff held one-on-one computer sessions covering Microsoft Word and Job Hunting skills. They also conducted an Online Black Friday shopping class. - West hosted the first sessions of programs introducing teens to the new DMV Driver’s License Database. Teens are able to use it to practice for the permit test and improve driving knowledge.
  3. 3. . . . u " , . : ‘_ L >> * -. ' u ’ L ' ' . ;- a o . 1 ' v x v L hr’ 1%’ l L. s a [a L. ; . a men? 4 i í É ' ’ e A r l BOARD REPORT December 9, 2014 ‘Y, ,, ,, , --_. A i‘. -- --. ... -. -. ,.- o Main held their annual Bad Film festival. The festival is a popular event where audiences can view classic horror and Sci-Fi films. This year, many younger patrons attended in addition to the regulars. o South’s Day of the Dead program was a huge success. Patrons were able to make sugar skulls and masks, add messages to the alter, sample Pan del Muerto, and see a dance presentation by the Calpulli Iskally Mitotiyotl group. . Schlagle hosted gifted middle schoolers from several USD 500 schools in a class called Pangaea Puzzle. Students learned about plate tectonics, fault lines, and how to use fossil records to see how continents were once linked o West hosted a Make Your Own Turkey craft. Patrons used paper bags to create a turkey centerpiece for Thanksgiving.
  4. 4. j/ ÜW/ r r. r r_ r . -* . , l r I r , l P - 1.-. ‘ i’. KANSAS CITY « l j ¿i 555.2%? B, V . L5 BOARD REPORT December 9, 2014 ÏïífïïmlíifZ_L'_. í.'Ï’7“: QILÏí: Ï""í. “2 ' ‘Í. a? ” l . ... _ _- o KCKPL hosted the second Bop in the Dotte jazz concert with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. This year’s concert was held at Kansas City Kansas Community College with the help of Barbara Clark-Evans and Jim Mair. The event began with a reception in the performing arts center lobby, followed by a 9o minute concert including many beloved jazz standards and a few holiday tunes. About 175 people attended the concert and reception.
  5. 5. v . . r. _, . v I ‘ r_ ‘ * - r ' l ' í ' ‘ i ' ' ‘ ' . , l n A "f" . _ r’ ¡X r r. r I: r n. f — L ; r‘ r r VW l 1 r * L‘. p" KANSAS Li Í Y «r í i i BOARD REPORT December 9, 2014 The new eCard1aunched in November and several positive comments have been received about the service: Facebook comments <> “That is amazing. This is the best library system around! ” <> “This absolutely AWESOME! !! I just set up my account. ” o “This seems potentially wonderful! !” (Her comment changed to definitely wonderful after receiving help from staff on how to use the products) Twitter Comments “Already signed up and downloaded an album. Awesome! ” <> “Enjoying the current editions of @Shape_Magazine, @KCStar and @KipTips for FREE thanks to my new @KCKPL eCard! Oh happy day! ” The eCard also received notice from the media: o KCK libraries launch first—of—a kind eCatalog on KSHB The Now KC o http: // www. kshb. com/ lifestyle/ family/ kck—libraries-launch-first —of-a-kind-ecatalog

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