Trustee Contact Information 2018

Trustee Contact Information 2018

It’s the season for new Library Board members! Please fill out the Trustee Contacts Form for each of your board members (new or not). Be prepared with the name, email address, street address, phone number, trustee role, and term for each board member.


We look forward to seeing you at the Trustee Training Sessions!


Trustee Contacts Form


Contact Jessi if you have any questions, or concerns.

2018 NEKLS Trustee Training

2018 NEKLS Trustee Training

Build a better library! Join us for a session on Policies for Results, presented by Bonnie McKewon, Consultant for the State Library of Iowa. In this interactive session, you will learn how to work with your library’s director to craft effective policy statements for your library.

As a trustee, attending one of these three sessions is the most straightforward way to help your library comply with NEKLS Accreditation Standard 9, which states, “The library board participates in at least one continuing education activity annually.” In addition, library directors are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.

For more information about meeting Accreditation Standard 9, see the Trustee Information page on the NEKLS website.

Choose one of these sessions: All sessions will include a light meal. There is no cost to attend.

  • Thursday, May 31, Williamsburg Community Center; meal at 5:30, program 6-8pm
  • Friday, June 1, Corning Community Center; meal at 12:30, program 1-3pm
  • Saturday, June 2, Lawrence, Baker Wetlands Discovery Center; meal at 8:30, program 9-11am

Click here to register by Friday, May 18th.

Questions? Contact Anna Foote, NEKLS Consultant, at or anyone at the NEKLS office at 785-838-4090.

The Williamsburg Community Building is located at 126 W South St in Williamsburg, KS 66095.

MAP of Williamsburg Community Building

The Corning Community Building is located at the northwest corner of 5th and Main Street in Corning, KS 66417.

MAP of Corning Community Building

The Baker Wetlands Discovery Center is located at 1365 N 1250 Road, near Menards in Lawrence, KS 66046.

MAP of Baker Wetlands Discovery Center

Directors Institute Wrap-Up

Directors Institute Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone that was able to make it to the Directors Institute last Friday! We hope to have better weather for the next one. No worries if you couldn’t make it! We have provided handouts and a video below. Contact Jessi if you have any questions.




Baker Wetlands Map

Kansas Library eCard FAQ


Mango Languages

Kansas Library eCard Brochure

Digital Book eLending Brochure

Universal Class

HR Best Practices

Human Resources

Digital Services Grants

Project Outcome

Grant Opportunity for Project Outcome

Grant Application for Project Outcome

Elements of Policy

Defining Policy Elements

Shooter Policy

Policy Review Schedule

Policy Statement Topics

Resource Chart



Talking Books Presentation Zoom Recording



2018 Programming For Adults Idea Swap

2018 Programming For Adults Idea Swap

On March 15th, around 25 NEKLS area library staff members swapped fantastic ideas for adult programming. Here are the handouts that were provided:

Adult Summer Reading Info Booklet

Adult Crafts, Classes, and Events

Crooked Post Winery

Holiday Barn Wood Signs

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Adult Summer Reading requirements

Latin Jazz Flier

Libraries Rock!

Bingo Cards

Arts & Crafts

Scavenger Hunt


Recommended Fiction

Recommended Non-Fiction

Family Fun Programs

Family Fun Time

Eat This Book

Read Your Resolutions

2018 Summer Reading Workshop Wrap-Up

2018 Summer Reading Workshop Wrap-Up

On Friday, more than 70 NEKLS area library staff members gathered for a day of learning and sharing, centered on this summer’s theme: Libraries Rock!


Don’t forget that the Youth_librarians email list is no longer in use. If you would like to be added to the new NEKLS Youth Services Google email list, please fill out this form by Monday, March 12, 2018.


Here are some resources from the day:

Summer Reading Workshop Agenda

Summer Reading Workshop Evaluation

Kim Lehman’s Summer Reading Program Handout

Kim Lehman’s Summer Reading Program Handout (extended version)

Websites for Teen Summer Library Program 2018 Presented by Tracey DeShazo and Nikki Womack, Silver Lake Public Library

Sarah Niileksela’s Families Rock! Outline

Sarah Niileksela’s Making Music Matters Handout

Sarah Niileksela’s Families Rock! Lyrics and Resources

Summer Reading Performer Mileage Reimbursement Request Form

Summer Library Program Evaluation 2018- Sample