Fall Children’s Programs Start Soon!

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Ness City Public Library is gearing up for their Fall schedule. Lap-Sit Story time will again be held on the second and fourth Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 14th.
Story Time for boys and girls ages 4 through Kindergarten will begin on Sept. 12th  7 to 7:45 p.m. and Sept. 14th  4 to 4:45 p.m. These sessions will run for six weeks.
Parent must enroll their children prior to the beginning of these programs. These are FREE story times, but we do need permission forms signed, so stop by the library and sign your kids up for some fun activities.

OneClick digital is now RBdigital

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OneClick becomes RBdigital: updates to app & site

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 10:45 AM by Lianne Flax

In an update last night, OneClickdigital was renamed to RBdigital. Find below:
-help notes for update problems.
-computer users: what changed?
-mobile app: what changed?

Need help? audiobooks@ks.gov

We will be updating our instructions for RBdigital and making the name switch on our site as soon as possible. 

Help Notes: Update Is Not Working? 
1. Mobile app updated, but not showing your current checkouts or won’t play them? The update didn’t install correctly on your device. Please do the normal troubleshooting for your device:

2. Computer: Media Manager for Windows or Mac – if the update fails, reinstall the software:

3. Lost login – go to our new RBdigital site, click “sign in” and the “forgot password/username” link. Input your email address, and the system will send you an email that will allow you to reset your password. If you have had several failed logins your account may be locked, please wait 15 minutes before attempting to login after changing your password.

Computer & Listen Online Users: What Changed?

  • Media Manager software, when updated, will show the new RBdigital logo on the desktop icon & in the software, instead of OneClickdigital.
  • Website – has updated. All functions are still there, just moved a bit.  See this video, main changes are:
    • Search / magnifying glass button in upper right corner – this is how you access the simple search AND the advanced search now.
    • Menu / 3-lines button in upper left corner – this is how to view your checkouts, holds, history, wishlist, and your profile (where you previously changed email, etc).

Listen Online users (ChromeBooks) – you may wish to update your bookmarks to the new RBdigital site. The old link will redirect through the summer, but best to do it now.

Mobile Apps: What Changed? 
If you have the update, the background of the app is now black.  The top bar should look like this and appear on every screen on the app, with the menu button at left and the search at right:

Questions: audiobooks@ks.gov

Lap-Sit Story Time

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Today, one of our little Lap-Sit children, is in Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.  Hazen’s story time friends made “Thinking of You” cards to send him today during our Lap-Sit Story Time. We missed you Hazen!


Off to the Land of Tulips!

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Tulips, Tulips, Tulips, wooden shoes, and Dala Horses.  We traveled to the land of Holland this week, for our Story Time at the Ness City Public Library.  In the book “The Great Tulip Trade”, by Beth Wagner Brust, we learned that back in the 1600’s tulips were more valuable than land, animals, jewels, and gold.  The rarest tulip was the Semper Augustus.  One sold for 4,600 florins (Dutch money), a coach, and a pair of horses.  But, in our story a young girl would not trade her Semper Augustus tulip for anything, because it was a birthday gift from her father.  And that was worth more than anything anyone could trade.

After our story we assembled beads, a wire ring, and Dala horse picture to create a Dala Horse Ring.  We also enjoyed a cookie snack, and the librarians sent a tulip ring sucker with us to take home.  Just one more week of our travels and our passport will be full.


75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Bombing Program

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The Ness City Public Library Staff and Board were elated with the wonderful turn-out of over 40 people for Joanne Emerck and Robert Weirman’s program on April 9th at the United Methodist Church.  Joanne and Robert shared their trip to the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Bombing this past December in Hawaii.

Joanne and Robert took us on a virtual tour of Pearl Harbor as it was in December of 1941 prior to the attack and then shared comparison picture of how if looks today.  We visited many of the buildings, the inside of a submarine and met through picture some of the survivor who were stationed there during the attack.  Joanne was invited to speak at one of the banquets during this historical anniversary.

Thank you Robert and Joanne for sharing your experience with us.  Thanks to the United Methodist Church for the use of Fellowship Hall, and to Tammy Jordan, Diane Bell, Deb Stenzel, Laurie Dinges and Jean Schlegel for furnishing cookies.

Thanks Russell Child Development Center for the grant!

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Lap-Sit meets the second and fourth Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Parent or guardian must accompany child. This is for children birth to three years of age. We sing, read stories, play games and other fun activities as well as simple crafts on occasion. We thank Russell Child Development Center in Garden City for the grants each year to purchase books, puzzles, games and other activity enhancements for our Lap-Sit Story Time.
Here are some of our children enjoying play time. Questions call 785-798-3415.

Disc Cleaning Service @ Your Library!

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Did you know that the Ness City Public Library cleans dirty or lightly scratched DVDs, CDs and Game disks? If you have a disc that is skipping or not playing correctly, it might just need a good cleaning. We cannot repair deep scratches or cracked discs. But for $1 it might be worth trying to save you’re favorite movie, music disc or game disc. Call 785-798-3415 for questions or stop by the library and check out this service.

Author with local ties publishes imaginative children’s book

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Jennifer Gassman’s book “The Sky is the Floor and the Grass is the Ceiling” was written with children in mind.  However it’s characters and message are universal to all ages.  Jennifer resides in Manhattan, Kansas; however her parent, Julius and Betty Gassman were born and raised in Ness City, Kansas; where they both graduated from Ness City High School.

Having suffered from a chronic medical condition for most of her life, most likely to result of a severe gluten allergy, Gassman’s health declined significantly about four years ago.  That when she turned to the book in earnest, devoting most of her time getting it published.

Long-time family friend, Sabra Clarke, approached me (Jean Schlegel, library director) with the possibility of helping promote Jennifer’s book here at the Ness City Public Library.  Jennifer would like to get 50 book reviews on Amazon, then Amazon will help promote her book.  Please help us with this endeavor.  We do have Miss Gassman’s book, “The Sky is the Floor and the Grass is the Ceiling” on hand if anyone would like to purchase one.  The cost is $15.99, and would make a wonderful Christmas or Birthday gift.  If you would just like to read the book and write a short review to help Jennifer out, we have a copy here at the library for check-out.

All proceeds go to Jennifer, but most important are the book reviews,; so be sure to go to Amazon. com  and  type in the title of Jennifer’s book and write a short review, they can be a simply as “I really like this book!”

Thank you for your hlep on this very special project.

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.