• Sierra maintenance updates Our vendor is applying fairly frequent "maintenance updates" to our system, the most recent one being overnigh Wednesday to Thursday (April 19-20). If you notice a message about an update at the bottom of your Sierra session when you open it, please try to open Sierra on one computer at a time at your library. These udpates should not take long to complete. -Lori 04/20/2017 - 12:16pm
  • Serials and "Verifier Error" There is a problem with editing and deleting some serials (magazine) records in Sierra: users get a "Verifier Error - Field group does not have pattern field(s)" message. This problem is expected to be fixed next week. I'll post an updade when the fix is in place. -Lori 04/19/2017 - 3:01pm
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All public libraries are encouraged to borrow the Sensory Storytime Kit, it has some great tools to help you make storytime more fun for all kids, especially those on the autism spectrum, those with sensory issues, attention challenges, or developmental delays.

To borrow this kit, or if you have questions about making your storytimes more accessible, please contact Leah.  

Contents:

  • Tips for inclusive storytimes
  • Scheduling tools (visual schedule elements, a time-timer)
  • Fabric tunnel/tube
  • Regular and heavy beanbags
  • Scarves
  • Shaker eggs
  • Riverstones, for balancing activities
  • 4 Music CDs with activity booklets
  • Sensory bucket with items for kids to use as needed
  • Books:
    • Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd (with flannel pieces)
    • Freight Train by Donald Crews (with flannel pieces)
    • I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry (with 12 board book copies for unison reading)
    • Press Here by Herve Tullet

This kit was created as part of an LSTA grant, and was funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.