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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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32nd Annual Children’s Book Fest Scheduled for March 5 and 6

32nd Annual Children’s Book Fest Scheduled for March 5 and 6

The Children's Book Fest will be held March 5 and 6 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 135 E. Larch St., Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  The church is a block away from Rhinelander Senior High School.   The Book Fest will not have books for sale on site. ...

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Big Opportunity for Small Libraries

Big Opportunity for Small Libraries

Are you … Always thinking about new ways to engage your community with your library’s services? A big-picture thinker who can also manage minute details and get people excited about long-term projects? Looking for an opportunity to reinvigorate your library space to...

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WLA Library Legislative Day is on February 12

WLA Library Legislative Day is on February 12

Register now for Library Legislative Day, scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. There are three ways to register: Register online  Use the PDF registration form to mail or fax your reservation to the WLA Office at 608-245-3646. Scan...

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Update on Gale Courses Usage

Update on Gale Courses Usage

Usage and enrollment of Gale Courses is off to a strong start for WVLS member libraries. Gale Courses went live and were made available to library customers on November 1. Here are some statistics from November 1 - December 21: 240 Enrollments 998 Total Course Logins...

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ARSL Conference Accepting Program Proposals

ARSL Conference Accepting Program Proposals

ARSL 2019 Conference: Tap Into Libraries! - Presenter Proposal Application We invite you to submit breakout session proposals for the 2019 ARSL Conference in Burlington, VT, Sept 4-7, 2019. PRESENTER DISCOUNTS: ARSL will provide a $100 conference registration discount...

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Money Smart Week is March 30 – April 9

Money Smart Week is March 30 – April 9

Action is required if you plan on making Kids Read part of the 2019 Money Smart Week campaign in your community. Supplies are limited. The 2019 Money Smart Week book will be Count on Pablo by Barbara deRubertis, which was chosen by a committee of librarians and...

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Rethinking Library Programming

Rethinking Library Programming

Rethinking Programming (webinar) Wednesday, Jan. 9; 1 pm Presented by: Heidi O’Hare, Director Tomahawk Public Library .5 contact hours Programming plays a large role in our libraries. It is a “material,” and personal justification in our budgets.  How do we justify...

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$2000 Youth Science/Math Kits Development Grant Available

$2000 Youth Science/Math Kits Development Grant Available

The following information was posted on the YSS Blog, Youth Services Shout-Out, on November 26, 2018.  The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Ð Region 4 annually offers grants of up to $2,000 to Midwest area Public Libraries (including WI). The...

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Graphic Novels and Manga

Graphic Novels and Manga

Virginia Roberts, Director of the Rhinelander District Library, and Steph Cherrywell, Teen Librarian for the Antigo Public Library, are Manga and Graphic Novel wizards. They recently spoke on these topics at the WLA Conference in La Crosse. They shared popular titles,...

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Not Your Traditional Book Club

Not Your Traditional Book Club

The following blog post, "Not Your Traditional Book Club," was featured on the AASL Website, written by Ronda Hughes, and posted on Nov. 2, 2018. Book clubs have been a staple in school libraries for years. Usually the same few students show up each time, because they...

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What is BARD?

What is BARD?

When I think of the word "bard," I think of Shakespeare. However, when it comes to libraries, BARD stands for Braille and Audio Reading Download. It is an internet-based service from the National Library Service for the blind and physically handicapped (NLS) that...

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“Wild Wisconsin” Registration Now Open

“Wild Wisconsin” Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference. The conference will take place on January 23-24, 2019. The Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference is a ​state-wide virtual conference developed by the Nicolet Federated Library System and...

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WVLS Innovation & Collaboration Literacy Grant

WVLS Innovation & Collaboration Literacy Grant

To support literacy for all library users of Wisconsin Valley Library Service member libraries, a $20,000 grant will be provided to partnering WVLS libraries to create a space in their libraries where families can talk, read, sing, write, and play together. Libraries...

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