Weekly Wrap-U.P.! November 5, 2021

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

All times are in Central Standard Time (CST)

November 8 – 19, 2021 – Welcome, Catalogers! Registration for our 2nd Annual Crafting Your Collection will be open. Space is limited. Go to swkls.org for the link to EventBrite.

November 9, 2021- Montage Digital Collection Solution/Registration Link

November 19, 2021, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm CT – T3 “Connecting with Teens with Connected and Computational Learning Facilitation & Workshop at Morton County Library/Registration Link

November 25 & 26, 2021 – Office is Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2, 2021, 11:30 am – CSLP Summer Symposium/Registration Link

December 7, 2021 – Train U.P. @ 2:00 PM – The Basics of DEI (diversity, equity, & inclusion)

December 10, 2021 – 2nd Annual Crafting Your Collection 2021 at the G.C. Zoo

December 17, 2021 – SWKLS Full Board Meeting Online Only/


Congratulations to Amy Brucker,

Winner of Free Registration to PLA 2022!

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month

November is here and the State of Kansas has named this month Read to Preschoolers Month. This year’s book is Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard. During this month you can read to your community’s preschool age children, using Grump Bird that the State Library sent out to each of the State’s libraries. You also use can 3 videos during your Storytime through the State Library’s YouTube channel. Check them out below. If you take pictures of your reading please share them with Jody so she can place them in upcoming Weekly Wrap UPs.

You also have this current website for resources such as bookmarks and banners: Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Resource Page

New Information Resource for Children: 1-800-Children

Save This Resource! 1-800-Children

  • 1-800-CHILDREN staff are in your corner providing anonymous, judgement-free support. Families can easily connect with the information, local resources, and support they need 24/7, even if what they need is just a listening ear. No question is off limits! 1-800-CHILDREN is available in English, Spanish and 200 additional languages. In addition to calling, you can reach 1-800-CHILDREN by sending a text or email to: 1800Children@kcsl.org.
  • 1800ChildrenKS.org is a searchable database of statewide resources. You can download the mobile phone app 1800ChildrenKS for free whenever you find your apps to search a mobile friendly version of the resource database.
  • If you are a provider who would like promotional materials or more information about the 1-800-Children resource please email Kansas Children’s Service League’s Community Engagement & Marketing Coordinator Kaitlyn Moore at kamoore@kcsl.org

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

An exciting new title with high local interest…


Update for 2022:

Now is the perfect time to update your library’s calendar in VERSO and your participant record in SHAREit/ILL. If you need help, let Kelly, know and we can arrange for a quick Zoom class.
Note: If you have not done so in awhile, you may also wish to check your circulation parameters (loan periods, renewal limits, etc.) to ensure they are fulfilling the needs of the library.

National StoryWalk Week: 11/7 – 11/13 / Link

CatExpress: Our most recent usage report is available here / Link

Announcing Kristie Clark from Jetmore!

A resident of Jetmore, Kristie Clark is the author of The Order of the Dolphin series. SWKLS has purchased all three eBooks on Cloud Library, and they are available now. Check out this series on Goodreads / Link Kristie’s website / Link

October’s Successful OCLC ILLs: 2021 = 21 vs. 2020 = 13

Adopt These Materials for $0! Contact Kelly.

  • DVD cases – regular size – black = 53
  • DVD cases – regular size – clear = 7
  • DVD cases – regular size – white = 5
  • DVD cases – slim size – black = 8
  • DVD cases – slim size – clear = 15
  • CD cases – slim size – clear = 38


Train U.P.!-Coding for Kids

If you miss the Train U.P. -Coding for kids the recording is below. If interested in knowing more about Scratch please visit their website https://scratch.mit.edu/ideas this page will get you started with the educational materials. We will have more extended training on Scratch in the afternoon of the Summer Reading Workshop.

Google Will Auto-Enroll 150 Million Accounts into 2SV

Google has announced that they will automatically enroll 150 million Google user accounts into 2SV (two-step verification) before year’s end. See their article here: https://blog.google/technology/safety-security/making-sign-safer-and-more-convenient/

Montage Digital Collections Solution

On Tuesday November 9th at 11am CST,  Auto-Graphics will conduct a demonstration and QA for Montage, a cloud-based solution for the management and display of digital collections. With more of our members pursuing the creation and curation of digital collections, we are investigating options for a system-wide platform to meet those needs moving forward.

For a bit more information before the demo, please visit the AG Montage webpage located click here, as well as the Southern California Library Coop’s Montage website click here for their webpage.  

Click here to register for Montage Digital Collection Solution on Eventbrite.com

System Spotlight

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

Ashland’s Art Club

The Ashland Library children’s art class meets each Wednesday after school.  This time works well because many children stay in town to go to Bible club later in the evening.  We provide a snack before class begins.  The class is taught by Bucklin retired art teacher, Mary George Harden and is underwritten by the Clark County Sheriff’s office.  Attendance varies, depending on school activities.  But Mary does an incredible job and the children are learning about the major artists and producing different types of art.  We hold the class in the newly renovated meeting room and use a lovely HUGE tarp that covers the entire floor.

Jetmore Public Library is Ready for Fall

Little Free Library decorated for Fall
Spooky Hand Sanitizer

Open House!!

Kearny County Library is having an Open House after a long-drawn-out remodel. They are happy to announce their library is finished and open for everyone to see.

Halloween Parade

The Beast made an appearance in Montezuma for the Halloween Parade. The director of Montezuma Township Library, Shannon McGregor played the role of Belle and her husband as Beast. What a great couple!!