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Exciting New Multi-year ALA Public Awareness Campaign: #LibrariesTransform

On October 29, American Library Association (ALA) President Sari Feldman officially launched Libraries Transform, a national public awareness campaign that will highlight the transformative nature of our nation’s libraries and elevate the critical role libraries play in the digital age. As part of the national launch, Feldman will tour a variety of libraries in Washington, D.C. to view the power of libraries in action and to gather best practices that will be shared with the library profession Read more
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2015 WVLS Youth Services Workshop - Unwrap the Fun of Library Learning!

Wisconsin Valley Library Service presents . . . 2015 YOUTH SERVICES WORKSHOP UNWRAP THE FUN OF LIBRARY LEARNING! Tuesday, December 15, 2015   Wausau Room, Marathon Co. Public Library, 300 1st Street, Wausau 9:00 – 9:30 AMCoffee and conversation 9:30 – noon  HIGH HOPES EARLY LITERACY STORYTIME!  Integrating early literacy components into library storytimes is great, but helping parents incorporate early literacy activities into their daily routines at home is better! Adeline Miller, Marie Read more
2016 Early literacy calendar

2016 Early Literacy Calendar - Now Available!

The 2016 Early Literacy Calendar is now available! This project is brought to you by YSS, and awesome librarians from all over WI contributed to it. The calendar offers caregivers 365 days of tips on how to raise a reader. It is a wonderful resource to provide to patrons at your library and to offer as a handout at outreach visits!    NEW for 2016: Your choice of 8.5x11 or 11x17 pages!*   *The 11x17 pdf Read more - Email Black List issue - Email Black List issue

UPDATE:  This issue has been resolved by our web hosting providers.     Hello all,   It has come to my attention that the and domains are being directly affected by the blacklisting of an IP address associated with our webhost provider.   We use the hosting server to send email from web-forms on the and sites. It is therefore Read more

Checking Out America's Libraries

Check out this infographic that illustrates the important role libraries play in communities throughout the United States!

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.

Affordable Care Act

This page collects resources on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) selected by WVLS staff for the consideration of patrons and library staff who want to learn more Read 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