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Adult Services

To suggest additions, please email Anne Hamland at ahamland@wvls.org.

Book & Media Lists & Reviews
Program Ideas for Adults

Utilize your staff strengths and interests. Be feisty!

Professional Resources & Blogs
Data on Children & Families
  • Kids Count Data Center
    • Create your own reports by choosing your topic and characteristics. KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. The KIDS COUNT Data Center draws from more than 50 KIDS COUNT state organizations that provide state and local data, as well publications providing insights into trends affecting child and family well-being.  Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report — the KIDS COUNT Data Book — that assesses child well-being in the United States. The indicators featured in the Data Book are also available in the Data Center.
    • Topics: Demographics, Economic Well-Being, Education, Family & Community, Health, Safety & Risky Behavior
    • Characteristics: Age, Family Nativity, Race and Ethnicity
  • Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, Inc. (WCCF)
    • The Council is a multi-issue child and family advocacy organization, providing research, policy analysis, public education and advocacy that lead to improved outcomes for children in the areas of health, economic security, safety and education

Inclusive Services Resources

 If you are looking for information on Inclusive Services, check out the page dedicated to it on our website. 

What does it mean to be inclusive?  Wisconsin public libraries are places where everyone should be safe, welcomed, and respected in experiences such as arrivals in our buildings, getting library cards, using a computer and paying fines. 

2020 WVLS Adult Services Workshop Banner

Serving All Adults: Dementia Friendly Business Training & Customer Service in the Library

Tuesday, November 17th, 10-12pm via WVLS BlueJeans, 2 CE Contact Hours

Scott Seeger and Meagan Fandrey of the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin (ADRC-CW) will provide Dementia Friendly Business Training with an emphasis on customer service and inclusivity in the library. 

  • Attendees will receive the Dementia Friendly Business training. Libraries may earn a Dementia Friendly Business designation via this training.
  • Attendees will leave with an understanding of services provided by ADRC county locations.
  • Attendees will work through library specific customer service scenarios.

The ADRC-CW works to provide peace of mind and quality of life to individuals and families through information and access to resources.

Register here!

Wisconsin Valley Library Service
300 N 1st Street
Wausau, WI 54403
715-261-7250