Adult Services

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Adult Services Resources

Book & Media Lists & Reviews

Data on Children & Families

  • Kids Count Data Center
    • Create your own reports by choosing your topic and characteristics. KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. The KIDS COUNT Data Center draws from more than 50 KIDS COUNT state organizations that provide state and local data, as well publications providing insights into trends affecting child and family well-being.  Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report — the KIDS COUNT Data Book — that assesses child well-being in the United States. The indicators featured in the Data Book are also available in the Data Center.
    • Topics: Demographics, Economic Well-Being, Education, Family & Community, Health, Safety & Risky Behavior
    • Characteristics: Age, Family Nativity, Race and Ethnicity
  • Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, Inc. (WCCF)
    • The Council is a multi-issue child and family advocacy organization, providing research, policy analysis, public education and advocacy that lead to improved outcomes for children in the areas of health, economic security, safety and education.

Professional Resources & Blogs

Program Ideas for Adults

Reference Resources

Wisconsin State Law Library: A to Z topics list 

  • Resources for divorce, child support, small claims, landlord/tenant and more!

The Inclusive Library:

Resources for Outreach to Under Served Populations

Please see WI Department of Instruction resources on Youth and Inclusive Services where you can also find contact information for Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, the WI Public Library Youth and Inclusive Services Consultant.

What Does It Mean to Be Inclusive?: A Statement From the Division of Libraries and Technology, May 25, 2017


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