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Check It Out: Dec. 4, 2020

Your monthly news from the OPS Library Services Staff

Check It Out


As most of you know, I retire at the end of December, and TAC staff was recently told that after December 11, we will work remotely for the remainder of the month. So, in addition to the usual holiday bustle, I have moving on my mind!  

It has been on honor for me to serve and support all of you. I can't think of a more positive, professional and creative group of educators than the OPS librarians and technology teachers. You make a difference each and every day, so keep on doing the great work of educating our OPS students.

After December 30, please direct question to Stacy Lickteig until a new teaching and learning consultant is named.

I love my library - Fort Bragg Library

Wes Tank

Borrowed this idea from my Lincoln PS friends:

Check out these fun story raps by Wes Tank for your primary students!  Scroll down on the page at this link to view 30 different story raps of many of your favorite folk-tales and classic stories (Goodnight Moon, Fox in Sox, Hop on Pop, Goldilocks, etc.)

Looking for Golden Sower Writers

The Golden Sower committee has a couple of books that still need librarians to create manual pages. The books are: 

  • Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin
  • Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah FreemanNebraska Golden Sower 2020-21 Nominees | The Bookworm Omaha
  • Meet Miss Fancy by Irene Latham
  • Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibthihaj Muhammed with S.K. Ali
  • The Someone New by Jill Twiss
  • Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
  • Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj
  • Strike Zone by Mike Lupica
  • Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord
  • Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
  • Paul, Big, and Small by David Glenn Robb

Standards and requirements: 2021-2022 NEBRASKA GOLDEN SOWER AWARD MANUAL ST...

December Bookstorm!

In place of this year's book grab and open house, we will  send to each library an assortment of preview titles that you may  use for giveaways or have added to your collection. If you want to have the title added to your collection, you can barcode and process at your library. Then fill out this form (1 title per entry) New Titles 2020-21., and Stacy will add it to the catalog. 

These will be random titles, so feel free to exchange and share if you like. Merry, merry!!



Best Books 2020 | School Library JournalWe are pleased to announce that we have digital access to School Library Journal via Flipster.  We hope to provide access to Flipster via Clever eventually, but for now, you will need the URL below for provide access:



Ney York Times Best Children's Books of 2020

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