New name for 3MCloud Library

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3M Cloud Library becoming Cloud Library

About a year ago, the 3M Library Section merged with another company, Bibliotheca.  3M Cloud Library is one of the products involved.  They have been slowly moving to new servers, etc, but now it is actually time to update the product name and app icon.  Exact dates not yet known, current timeline is:

  • Mobile apps & ChromeBooks – week of Sept 19th.
  • Computer software – week of Oct 3rd.

What’s changing?

The name of the app will become just “Cloud Library” and the icon will change to this new art.  You may see the name Bibliotheca in “about us” sections of the app. No functionality will change. Checkout, browse, reading will all remain the same.  cloud-library

 What do I need to do?

Update your software or app when the new version for your device is available.

  • Android, iOS (iPad/iPhone), ChromeBooks– update your app when prompted by the device.
  • Computers (Windows or Mac) – the software will notify you that it has downloaded the new version the first time you open it after the update.  Closing & reopening your software should allow it to finish installing.
  • Kindle Fires – due to the way these devices work, you will need to uninstall the app and download a fresh copy.  We will post further notes when the new version is available.

Look Out! Construction Site!

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Lap-Sit Story time children will be learning about community helpers this fall.  Today we put on our hard hats and listened to the story “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site” by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld.  We also read the book “Community Helpers at the Construction Site” by Mari C. Schuh.  This book told us all about people who operate the heavy machines, as well as the one that build home and other building (carpenters,  roofers, electricians, plumbers and masons/brick layers).

We talked about the construction work that is being done on Pennsylvania Avenue, here in Ness City.  We had our cones set up around our construction site and began working (playing) with dump trucks, diggers (excavators), cement trucks and our building blocks which we hauled and built some pretty amazing structures.  Maybe there was a little more hauling than actual building, but everyone had a good time ‘working’ at our construction site.  The children took their hard hats home with them; so don’t be surprised if you see some more construction going on around town!

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Who are our community helpers?

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Ness City Public Library will soon be holding their fall session of story times for boys and girls 4 years through kindergarten age; so if you are six years old, but attend kindergarten, you may still attend this FREE story time.

Parents are invited to stop by the library beginning September 1 through September 14 to enroll their child.  We will hold two session if we have enough children enrolled.  Parents may choose classes on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 7:45 p.m. or Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 4:45 p.m.  Starting dates are September 20 (Tues.) and 21 (Wed.) and classed will run weekly for six weeks ending on October 25 & 26.

Our story times will answer the big question, “Who are our community helpers?”

We would love to have some of our local community helpers visit our classes so that the children can meet and get to know some of the people that serve our community.  So if you are a community helper (nurse, doctor, policeman, fireman, teacher, trash collector, veterinarian, barber or hairstylist, mailman, city or county worker, or any other person working in our community) and want to visit and share with the children, call the library at 785-798-3415 and we will set up a time for you to come.


Second Week 0f Summer Reading!

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Another great week of “On Your Mark, Get Set – READ!” Summer Reading. Wed. was our 3rd & 4th Grade activity day. We had 11 attend and had a great time with crafts, games and gifts! Friday was 5th & 6th Grade Activity Day. A small group of 2 young men! We had fun with them and think they enjoyed making their pom-pom shooter from a pool noodle. They also play a few games and took home a bag of neat stuff. They especially liked the wallets, ear-buds and key-chain with flash drive! Thanks for coming everyone!
Sorry we missed getting pictures of the boys on Friday.
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For Your Information…

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Do you often wonder if you are missing recalls on items you may have purchased?  Here is a  website widget from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It has a scrolling list of recalls- furniture, power tools, children’s items, etc.

The widget is at the lower right hand corner.

1st & 2nd Activity Day

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Ness City Public Library held an activity day for first and second grade summer readers on Friday, June 3rd.  We started off decorating sports sun visors, then played “germs on the go” were the child had to move the ‘germ’ (pompom) down the table into a square by blowing through a straw.  The kids were really pretty good at this, once they discovered not to blow too hard when you got close to the square.

Next we played a “chop-stick” relay where the children had to pick up marshmallows with the chop-sticks, and carry them to the other end of the table and place on a plate.  This proved to be a little more difficult!

We also tested the children’s sense of smell with a “Smell-O-Rama” game.  There were 9 covered cups filled with various foods or seasonings and after smelling one cup they wrote down what it smelled like and then returning to smell a different numbered cup. It was fun to hear what they thought each cup held.

Laurie demonstrated how color mix together when you put food coloring and dish soap in a pan a whole milk.  It was fun the see the colors swirl, and the kids helped it swirl a little faster my blowing on it.

Celery, carrots and pretzels with Ranch Dressing Dip and orange juice were our snacks for the day.

Each child received a bag filled with a pencil, note pad, sports ball, wrist band, ink stamper, and a wallet with sport themes covers; plus a sports pennant that they can color and hang in their rooms.

Twelve children joined us today!

More pictured under the Summer Reading tab under our banner.

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This Weeks Summer Reading Activities June 9-14

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Wednesday, June 10th is our 3rd and 4th Grade Activity Day for kids enrolled in Summer Reading.

Friday, June 13th is our 5th and 6th Grade Activity Day for kinds enrolled in Summer Reading.

Please call the library if you have not let us know you are coming. We want to be sure and have enough food and crafts to go around!

Muddy Trail a dissapointment…

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…but we still had a lot of fun!

Thanks to all the children who came to the crafts, games and nutrition activities at the Community Building yesterday. Even though we could not do our story walk due to the mud, I think everyone had a good time! Thanks to the City for letting us use the building as the park was pretty muddy, too. A special thanks to Janae Svoboda, FNP Program Assistant for come and share her nutritional smoothe demonstration and ‘bone’ relay with us. Thanks to Laurie and Nancy for helping with the day and for the sitters and mothers who also helped with the games.

Parents, remember that you can take your children on the STORY WALK at the Gradatim Walking Trail across the street for the parking lot at the park any time (should be dried out in a couple of days). “Ice Cream Bear” is the present story. The books will be changed out every week or two with a new book, thanks to Erin Petersilie with Walnut Creek Extension. This is a great way to enjoy a good book and get a little exercise and fresh air.

Kids, remember to bring in your recipe for our cook book by June 10th. Friday June 3rd is our first and second grade activity day here at the libray. Call 785-798-3415 to save your spot! Our space is limited.


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It’s time to enroll your children in our summer reading program here at the Ness City Public Library!  This year we are doing a four week session.  Children must be enrolled to participate.  Summer Reading begins on Tuesday, May 31st and our kick off activity is a story walk and games in the park that afternoon.

We are partnering with Walnut Creek and District Extension agents for the story Walk and games in the park.  Erin Petersilie, Walnut Creek agent put together the stories and will set up the walk for us on the Ness City Gradatim Trail.   Janae Svoboda, FNP Program Assistant, will be there and will provide a healthy snack or drink for the children.

Other group programs planned are ‘Creating your individual READ poster,’ ‘Kevin Horner Puppeteer & Magician’ and our ‘Pool Party.’  We will also have activity time for the different age group in first through sixth grades; where we will do crafts, games, and other activities.

Summer Readers are grades first through sixth (grade completed) and we also have a Wee Readers group for ages pre-school and Kindergarten.  Wee-Readers need to have an adult accompany them to the story walk, READ poster program, and the Kevin Horner program.  The pool party is for first through sixth grades only.

Questions, call 785-798-3415.


Career Highway

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So many careers to choose from.  Which one is best for you?  What does the future look like for this career?  And, where can this career take me?

There is a lot to think about when choosing a career.  Here at the Ness City Library you can find many books on many different career choices.  There are books for those who choose to go to college and for those who  choose to go directly into the work force.

So, if you are making a career choice for the first time or wanting to make a change in your career path come on into the library, check out our books, and see were they can take you.