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Emergency Broadband Benefit To Go Into Effect

Emergency Broadband Benefit To Go Into Effect

In late April, a new federal program called Emergency Broadband Benefit, or EBB, will go into effect.  The program will provide a $50/month discount for internet access ($75/month on Tribal Land) for low-income households.  An overview of the EBB program is here....

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April Newsletter Now Available

April Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS April Newsletter is now available. Features include: Antigo Celebrates NLW Library Director Complete Gale Course for Certification MCPL Revamps Virtual Storytimes WAPL Conference Registration Now Open Public Services Webinar Series This Month Compassion...

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Meet Your Partners: Workforce Resources (LAWDS)

Meet Your Partners: Workforce Resources (LAWDS)

WVLS public library staff are invited to attend your choice of three upcoming workshops offered through the Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills (LAWDS) project.  Meet your partners in providing workforce and community resources! Library staff and...

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Spring Webinar Series on Public Services

Spring Webinar Series on Public Services

Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Northern Waters Library Service, and the Southwest Wisconsin Library System are excited to announce a Spring Webinar Series focusing on Public Services.  The webinars occur on three consecutive Thursdays (April 15, 22 and 29). They...

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WVLS March Newsletter Now Available

WVLS March Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS March Newsletter is now available. Features include: Virtual Library Legislative Day a Success Getting to Know: Jim Backus WLA Spring Virtual Conferences Three Lakes Hold Story Walk Campfire Crandon Creates Tablet Training for Seniors Libraries who are...

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2020 Infographic and Social Media Templates Now Available

2020 Infographic and Social Media Templates Now Available

The 2020 statistics infographic and social media share templates are now available.  These are great tools to use in addition to your annual report. You can use these graphics the entire year! Use these for advocacy efforts during budget time. Include them with a...

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Forward Thinking Building Changes

Forward Thinking Building Changes

Boost: Forward Thinking Building Changes A Report from the 2020 Library Journal Design Institute. See also the WVLS Building Resources webpage. "Libraries have an incredible opportunity to be considered first responders.” Pamela Anderson-Brulé, President &...

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WVLS Loves Its Libraries

WVLS Loves Its Libraries

February 2021, National Library Lovers’ Month, is the perfect opportunity for community members to share their love for libraries. Our member libraries’ resourcefulness, adaptability and resilience continue to motivate and inspire the WVLS team to seek ways to adapt...

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WAPL Conference Accepting Program Proposals

WAPL Conference Accepting Program Proposals

With a theme of LIBRARY STRONG, the goal of this year’s four day conference (May 4-7)  is that attendees will leave feeling emboldened, connected, and strengthened in their library work. We’re looking for library leaders who have strengths in areas of mental health,...

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WVLS January Newsletter

WVLS January Newsletter

The WVLS January Newsletter is now posted. Features include: Registration Open for Virtual Library Legislative Day Natalie Portman Named Honorary Chair for NLW Merrill Distributes Bird Art Kits Loyal Revamps Picture Book Section MCPL Distributes ‘Grab n G” Craft Kits...

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Best of 2020 Book Lists

Best of 2020 Book Lists

Best of 2020 Book Lists A few resources for filling out your collection with the best selections.  Save the date for the Youth Media Awards scheduled for Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at 8 a.m. CT  during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits virtual conference. Follow...

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Need Some Help With Virtual Programming?

Need Some Help With Virtual Programming?

We have posted our third recorded webinar of 2020! View it here.  Virtual programming in the library has become the norm in 2020. Marge will share some tips, tricks and resources to help you up your programming game. This webinar will explore: •  tips on purposeful...

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Inclusive Services Update

Inclusive Services Update

There continues to be amazing continuing education on inclusive subjects! A lengthy list is below, including some new classes that start next year. After that, I've listed a month and a half of upcoming diverse holidays to help plan displays, storytimes, or virtual...

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Graphic Novel Recommendations for Kids and Teens

Graphic Novel Recommendations for Kids and Teens

School Library Journal recommends 18 Superb Graphic Novel Adaptations for Kids and Teens in an article from October 28, 2020. All things manga and graphic novel enthusiast Steph Cherrywell, Antigo Public Library's Youth Services Librarian, has a few more your library...

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WVLS December Newsletter Available

WVLS December Newsletter Available

The WVLS December Newsletter is now available. Features include: 2021 Wild Wisconsin Conference Registration Open Compassion Resilience Training Abbotsford Hosts In-Person Adult Book Club Colby Holds “Foodsgiving” Antigo Public Library Showcases Recycled Art Minocqua...

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October Newsletter Now Available

October Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS October Newsletter is now available online. Features include: WVLS Adult Services Workshop in November October Recognizes Important Observance Member Library Director Interviewed on WPR Rib Lake Hosts Online Trivia Nights Back-to-School Bag Sale at RDL MCPL...

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How Can We Serve Seniors?

How Can We Serve Seniors?

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) presented a webinar on June 17 on providing senior services, and it was excellent. Here is more information: Webinar Recording Access the slides Full description and speaker information Highlights of the Webinar...

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Tools for 2021 Budget Discussions

Tools for 2021 Budget Discussions

One of the highlights of last month’s WLA Library Development & Legislation (LD&L) Committee webinar “Positioning the Library for a Post-Pandemic Sustainable Future,” was the section describing potential pandemic related impacts on the revenue stream for...

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Core Values. Equity. Recruiting. Inclusion.

Core Values. Equity. Recruiting. Inclusion.

Trustee Training Week registration is now open! Here's this year's lineup: Monday, August 24 -- Core Values of Librarianship with Jessamyn West Tuesday, August 25 - Recruiting and Engaging Friends and Trustees Under Age 40 with Madeline Jarvis and Tess Wilson...

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