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Wisconsin Valley Library Service presents BUTTON-PROOF LEADERSHIP! Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Wausau Room, Marathon Co. Public Library, 300 1st Street, Wausau   Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day with PAT WAGNER,a trainer and consultant who has worked for libraries since 1978. She focuses on those skills that support their success: improving productivity, workplace relationships, and career advancement. Pat has Read more
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Battle of the Books for Librarians!

Now that ALA YMA's have been announced (and weren't they amazing!!), it's almost time for School Library Journal's Battle of the Kid's Books. Hosted by commanders Monica Edinger, Roxanne Feldman and Jonathan Hunt, the battle pits 16 amazing titles from 2015 against each other. Like any good battle, the books are paired against each other in brackets. Authors and Read more

ALA, PRH Supporting Second Annual National Readathon Day!

ALA and Penguin Random House are joining forces to support the second annual National Readathon Day, which will take place on Saturday, May 21, and is dedicated to "the joy of reading and giving, when readers everywhere can join together in their local library, school, bookstore, and on social media (#Readathon2016) to read and raise funds in support of literacy." Readathon Day will be presented as part of ALA's Libraries Read more

Library Observances FOR 2016!

Bookmark this Calendar! 2016 in Library Observances It happens to the best of us: you’re going about your business, running programs as usual, when all of a sudden you hear about a library holiday or observance that you didn’t even have on your radar. How could you have missed National Something-Something Day?!? There are so many observance-worthy months and days each year, but it Read more
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“Unwrap the Fun of Library Learning!” Highlights From the 2015 WVLS Youth Services Workshop

“Unwrap the Fun of Library Learning!” was the theme of the day when 30 youth librarians met at the Marathon Co. Public Library for the 2015 WVLS Youth Services Workshop.   Adeline Miller and Marie Boleman shared information about the Oshkosh Public Library’s High Hopes Early Literacy Storytime and new High Flyers self-paced home based program.  Both programs were developed to educate, encourage and empower parents to grow their everyday interactions with their children into early literacy Read more
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2016 Teen Tech Week™ Focuses On STEAM and Underserved Teens

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) invites library staff to encourage teens to “Create it at your library” for Teen Tech Week™ 2016. This year’s theme, “Create it at your library,” encourages libraries to tailor the theme to show their community exactly how libraries can connect in meaningful ways with teens in order to help them gain STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, Read more
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Exciting New Multi-year ALA Public Awareness Campaign: #LibrariesTransform

On October 29, American Library Association (ALA) President Sari Feldman officially launched Libraries Transform, a national public awareness campaign that will highlight the transformative nature of our nation’s libraries and elevate the critical role libraries play in the digital age. As part of the national launch, Feldman will tour a variety of libraries in Washington, D.C. to view the power of libraries in action and to gather best practices that will be shared with the library profession Read more

Checking Out America's Libraries

Check out this infographic that illustrates the important role libraries play in communities throughout the United States!

V-Cat: Online Library Catalog

V-Cat is the shared library catalog for most WVLS public libraries and contains holding information and access to a variety of books, audiovisual materials, and more.

Affordable Care Act

This page collects resources on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) selected by WVLS staff for the consideration of patrons and library staff who want to learn more Read more


Badgerlink is a program of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction that provides Wisconsin residents access to electronic information online. It includes many of the databases offered by Read more