Cooperative Children's Book Center Bibliographies Offer a Wealth of Resources

The Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) has compiled an amazing array of useful booklists to reference when keeping youth of all ages engaged in reading during the summer months. During the busy summer months, youth services librarians can rely on the CCBC for bibliographies and booklists Read more

Wizarding World Book Club

Read and discuss the Harry Potter stories with anyone, anywhere. The Wizarding World Book Club is available free to all registered users of Pottermore, the digital publishing, e-commerce, entertainment and news company from J.K. Rowling. Libraries could incorporate this new tool into programming. Harry Potter's Birthday is Read more
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What is the Difference Between NoveList and NoveList Plus?

Wondering what the difference is between NoveList and NoveList Plus? There are two: nonfiction and audiobooks. NoveList Plus includes both fiction and nonfiction titles, and now it also includes information about audiobooks. This chart illustrates the differences: Showing the differences between NoveList and NoveList Plus What can NoveList Plus do for libraries?   Provide the follwoing: Audiobook recommendations: It's never been easier to find the right books to listen to! Nonfiction: Readers Read more Keep Calm and Library On

23 Science-Backed Ways to Reduce Stress Right Now... and Other Tips to Retain Summer Sanity

You say the population of your community has tripled for the summer while too many of your library's public computers ahve decided to take a vacation? That municipal street reconstruction has closed your parking lot and given new meaning to the CSLP theme "Build a Better World?" And the daily patron who only reads books by dead authors is testing your bibliographic skills? Is that what's bothering you, librarian Read more
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V-Cat Cataloger's Retreat - August 10, 2017

V-Cat Cataloger’s Retreat Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017   Time:  9:30 am – 3:00 pm Place:  WVLS Office    Agenda 9:00 am – 9:30 am - Coffee and Conversation 9:30 am – 10:15 am – Introduction  What is cataloging? MARC Guidelines  MARC Alerts vs Z39.50 10:15 am – 10:30 am – BREAK 10:30 am – 12:00 – MARC Alerts 12:00 pm – 12:45 pmLunch   WVLS will provide Lunch. (Please let us know about any dietary restrictions) 12:45 pm – 2:45 pmZ39.50 – What’s the big deal?!?!?!  Never done this before?   Read more
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CBC Launches Reading Beyond Book List

The Children’s Book Council has announced the inaugural Reading Beyond book list, an annotated bibliography for parents, caregivers, teachers, librarians, and others seeking book recommendations for children who read at an advanced level. The list will be updated biennially. The 75 books featured on the 2017 Reading Beyond list were selected by the ALA-CBC Joint Committee from more than 600 books submitted by publishers and librarians. Read more
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Our Courts: State Bar of WI offers programs for libraries and organizations

The State Bar of Wisconsin offers a program called "Our Courts," free of charge, to community groups and organizations. Read the "Our Courts" brochure for more information. State bar members, including judges and attorneys, have developed these programs specifically directed toward providing information to the public about the courts Read more

Libraries Transform

Designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals, the Libraries Transform campaign will ensure there is one clear, energetic Read more

Aspen Report - "Rising to the Challenge"

This report examines how U.S. public libraries are uniquely situated to advance the needs of the communities they serve—and how these communities can best respond to libraries’ needs.

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.


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