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Director’s Retreat Scheduled for September

Director’s Retreat Scheduled for September

The WVLS Director's Retreat will be held on Thursday, September 26 at Tribute Golf Course and Bunkers Bar and Grill, located at 1001 Golf Club Rd in Wausau. This biyearly event will be a full day geared toward the needs of library directors. Topics are still in...

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Refresh Your Adult Programming

Refresh Your Adult Programming

Are you looking to refresh programming for adults at your library? Find ideas and resources below for inspiration all year long. And, save the date for the 2019 Adult Services Summit on November 7, following the V-Cat meeting. “Cut the Cord:” invite speakers to talk...

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Children’s Day/El Dia is April 30

Children’s Day/El Dia is April 30

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all...

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Registration Open for WAPL Conference

Registration Open for WAPL Conference

The 2018 WAPL Conference was a huge success. Join us in Rothschild in May of 2019 for even more spectacular programs and events! WAPL Registration is open! http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/wapl/conferences-events/conference-registration The keynote address, "How to...

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It’s Time to Celebrate

It’s Time to Celebrate

The following information was taken from ALA's website on National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to...

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The Bubbler Comes to WVLS on May 7

The Bubbler Comes to WVLS on May 7

The Bubbler Makes Over WVLS Tuesday, May 7, 2019; 9 am - 3 pm Marathon County Public Library 300 First Street, Wausau 4.5 Contact Hours The Bubbler at Madison Public Library is a hub for creative expression among people of all ages through art creation and...

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Outdoor Learning Webinar in April

Outdoor Learning Webinar in April

Outdoor Learning at the Library: It’s Only Natural (webinar)Wednesday, April 17; 1 pmPresented by: Trina Evans, Branch AssistantSusan Bednarz, Assistant Reference LibrarianKokomo-Howard County Public LibraryKokomo, IN1 Contact Hour Studies show children benefit a...

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New in Inclusive Services

New in Inclusive Services

1. Thank you to all who offered to join the new IDEA (Inclusive, Diversity, Equity and Access) Team! Our Team members are Laurie Ollhoff (Merrill), Sue Heskin (Superior), Jeanne Wolfe (Lac du Flambeau), Emilie Braunel (Sayner), Angie Bodzislaw (Spooner). We will be...

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Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants Now Available

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants Now Available

An EJK Mini-Grant program is a creative and innovative activity that takes place in class or out in the community, and provides an enriched experience. It's funded solely by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. It's an opportunity for a public school teacher or librarian...

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Gale Courses Email and Social Media Share

Gale Courses Email and Social Media Share

(Submitted by Anne Hamland) The Gale Courses catalog includes courses perfect for job seekers or anyone looking to brush up on their workplace skills.  Send the email below to local workforce centers such as: UW-Extension offices Job Center of Wisconsin offices County...

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2019-2020 WVLS Innovation and Collaboration Literacy Grant

2019-2020 WVLS Innovation and Collaboration Literacy Grant

The Rib Lake Public Library and Tomahawk Public Library are the recipients of the 2019-2020 Innovation and Collaboration Literacy Grant. Join us in congratulating these libraries for their passion, imagination, and big dreams. Now wish them well as they roll up their...

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Creativity and Arts Education Workshops Happening in April

Creativity and Arts Education Workshops Happening in April

The Creativity and Aging: Arts Education for Older Adults workshop is open to staff who work at a public library in Wisconsin.  One person per library may register.  The workshop will be offered twice; choose the session that works best for you: Thursday, April 4 9 am...

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Wisconsin Author Project 2019

Wisconsin Author Project 2019

Finish the last touches on your novel. The 2019 Wisconsin Author Project will accept submissions April 1st through May 31st, 2019. Wisconsin residents who are authors of self-published adult or young adult fiction are invited to submit their work. One winner: Will...

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Need Help Managing Your Email?

Need Help Managing Your Email?

From Inbox to Completion: The Secrets to Successful WorkflowWednesday, March 27; 10 am1 contact hourIs your inbox overflowing? Is your work spilling onto every available surface? Do you want to get more stuff done in less time while looking effortless in the process?...

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SSCS Conference Accepting Proposals

SSCS Conference Accepting Proposals

The WLA Support Staff and Circulation Services (SSCS) conference will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Eau Claire. This one-day conference will be held on the Chippewa Valley Technical College campus in Eau Claire, and the theme will be “Help Yourself, Help Your...

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Scholarship Opportunities for ARSL & WLA

Scholarship Opportunities for ARSL & WLA

In 2019, the Wisconsin Valley Library Service will offer four, $1,600 scholarships for directors or branch managers of a member public library to attend the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference.  The conference will be held in Burlington,...

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WLA Conference Accepting Program Proposals

WLA Conference Accepting Program Proposals

The 2019 WLA Conference Committee invites you to share your experience and creativity with the Wisconsin library community at our annual conference, to be held on October 8-11, 2019, at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells. We are seeking...

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Want to Talk About Youth Services?

Want to Talk About Youth Services?

Looking to exchange ideas in Youth Services? Wanting to talk to other colleagues about youth spaces?  The next YSIE Youth Services Meetup is set for February 14th at the Loyal Public Library from 11-2 pm. Topics (in addition to topics brought by attendees) will cover...

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Record-Setting Year for Digital Reading

Record-Setting Year for Digital Reading

It was a banner year in 2018 in digital reading as 43,000+ OverDrive library and school partners around the world circulated over 274 million ebook and audiobook checkouts. We’ve seen consistent record breaking circulation numbers every year for some time, but this...

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