Weekly Wrap-U.P.! February 25, 2022

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

All times are in Central Standard Time (CST)

February 25, 2022 – Last Day to register for Summer (Reading) Library Program Workshop/Registration Link

March 1, 2022- Train U.P.!-WANTED-Cover Art!/Registration Link

March 4, 2022 – Summer (Reading) Library Program Workshop/Registration Link

March 4, 2022 – Virtual Town Hall, Facing the Challenge: Intellectual Freedom in Libraries/Registration Link

March 8, 2022 – 9:00 am Auto-Graphics Talks with Ted/Registration Link

March 9, 2022 – 1:00 pm Designing Effective Library Signage/Registration Link

March 10, 2022 – After Lunch Course “Policy Writing & Review”

March 14, 2022-10:00 am-3:00 pm Spring Workday at Grant County Library/Registration Link

March 18, 2022 – 10:00 am Full Board Meeting/Registration Link
Zoom Link

March 21, 2022 – 10 am- 3:00 pm Spring Workday at Scott City Public Library/Registration Link

March 23, 2022-10 am -3:00 Pm Spring Workday at Haskell Township Library/Registration Link

March 30, 2020 – 10 am -3:00pm Spring Workday at Protection Township Library/Registration Link

April 6, 2022 – Workshop: Becoming Agents for Change in DEI (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion). Location TBD in Dodge City.

June 9, 2022 – After Lunch Course “Intellectual Freedom”

September 8, 2022 – After Lunch Course “Cultural Humility”

December 8, 2022 – After Lunch Course “Lead From Where You Are”

System Spotlight

If you would like to highlight your library, we’d like to hear from you. Whether it’s about your activities, programs, or anything else that is going on that you’re proud of we can hold a spotlight on your library here in the Weekly Wrap UP if you email Jody at jhattrup@swkls.org

Painting Quilt

Protection Township Library Barn Quilt Painting Class

On February 20, 2022, Protection Township Library had a Barn Quilt Painting class. The class was so successful that the library will repeat the class on May 7th, 2022, to prepare for Mother’s Day. The painting class offered a variety of barn quilt designs as well as sizes. It was a great event to bring together new and old friends.

Plains New Program

The Plains Library is now offering the program 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.  Plains has a local community partner that is providing all families that sign up their littles with a free book, snacks, and a chance and winning their own reading chair.  Throughout the program, they have put up a photo booth wall.  At every 100 books, they have signs for the kids to hold up to show their progress.  Then they will add them to our photo wall.  Plains Library has done a soft launch and have 11 kids already signed up.  As they go along they will win free books and at the end, we will give them a custom t-shirt and a completion certificate.  Plains Library already have one kiddo that is really rocking the program. Well done Plains Library!!

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Hanston City Library New Director

We would like to introduce Kalli Favela, the new Hanston City Library Director to the system. Kalli is originally from Alliance, Nebraska. She moved to Hanston, KS in 2014. She has 4 children that go to school in Jetmore, KS. Her husband is Ronnie Favela and he works for Good Earth Ranch Inc. in Hanston. Kalli loves crafting, reading, spending time with my kids and ALL my animals. She is a part of the Economic Development Board and she helps with several community groups. She is honored to be a part of the Hanston City Library and is excited to visit with all the people that come into Haston City Library. She says “This is a great opportunity for her, as I am going back to college and getting my social work degree.” We are excited to have her on board as SWKLS member.


Full Board Meeting March 18

The next Full Board meeting is March 18. This meeting is an on-line meeting and will begin at 10:00 am that morning. To register for the meeting here is the Registration Link and the join the Zoom room you will need this Zoom Link

Niche Academy Free Designing Effective Library Signage Webinar

Wednesday, March 9, Niche Academy is having a free Designing Effective Library Signage: Communicating Strategically to Your Users at no cost. It will begin at 1:00 pm CT.

“Mark Aaron Polger will discuss some of the best practice guidelines when designing effective library signage….Topics will include how to compose an effective signage message, design basics, the different types of digital signage, mounting/placement, and ADA compliance.”

“Mr. Polger, will also, “discuss the steps in creating a library signage document….discuss digital signage and the different technical specifications needed for digital signage system in your library”.

If you are interested in attending you can Register at the Link.

Auto-Graphics Talks with Ted

The next “Talks with Ted” will be March 8, 2022. It will begin at 9:00 am CT. If you are interested in attending here is the Registration Link. Remember when you attend these “Talks with Ted” they do count for Continuing Education. However, the System office does not get notified of who attends so you will need to email Richard that you attended the session so he can add it to your CE File.

Important Details About Summer Library Program Workshop

The Summer Library Program Workshop is fast approaching and I hope everyone is getting excited about the workshop. Just a little reminder to bring your laptop. We are doing a training in the afternoon on a program called Scratch. This program teaches kids the basics of coding. If you like to get a small description of the Scratch program the following link is a recording from a Train U.P. Session. Click here for the recording. If you do not have a laptop we will have extras that you can use for the afternoon. 

We have included a map of First Church of God parking options. If these locations are filled which we are not anticipating there is parking at the Farmers’ Market grocery store. The Farmers’ Market is just a short distance from the church. If you prefer to be chauffeured, feel free to call Richard’s cell phone at 620-474-3321. The Farmers’ Market address is 1800 Central Ave Dodge City, Ks 67801 please park on the east side of the parking lot. An email will follow closer to the event.

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

Location TBD in Dodge City. All are welcome! 9:30 – 3:30ish

Bucklin Library completed VMV22 in record time–just 17 days! Thank you for all of your hard work; we all benefit.

SHAREit Update

On Thursday, Caroline Handwork from NEKLS sent an email to all of the ILLers in the state. She made a few announcements, and, most importantly, provided instructions how to update our lender lists in SHAREit. If you have not already done so, please complete this step. Call Kelly if you have any questions. Thank you!



Anyone and everyone are welcome to join a Spring Workday in the month of March. Need some time to get ready for the Summer Reading Program or maybe you would like to schedule Facebook posts so you don’t have to worry about them. Jody Hattrup the Technology Trainer will be at the following locations in the month of March for any assistance you may need. You are welcome to arrive and leave at your convenience but Jody will be at the locations from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. She also is able to assist with any website changes that need to be updated. Workdays were designed to meet outside your library so you have no interruptions and help is accessible. Please register if you are interested.

Grant County Library/Registration Link

Scott City Public Library/Registration Link

Haskell Township Library/Registration Link

Protection Township Library/Registration Link