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WVLS Libraries Transform Project

WVLS librarians are continuing to provide legislators serving WVLS districts with opportunities to learn more about the way Wisconsin libraries transform their communities. Funding to support WVLS and its sister public library systems across Wisconsin is appropriated through the biennial state budget process. A new state budget will be written in 2017. 

The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) began the Libraries Transform! poster project earlier this year as part of the association's 125th Anniversary, and as a vehicle for building relationships between legislators and libraries. WLA's goal is to create and maintain a complete set of legislative posters for display in local libraries. The WLA Foundation is underwriting production of a complimentary copy for each legislator's office.

Senator Jerry Petrowski at the downtown Wausau branch of Marathon County Public Library with Director Ralph Illick on the day the Senator’s poster photo was taken.

Senator Jerry Petrowski’s Libraries Transform! poster.

Representative Jim Edming visited the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library in Medford on November 17, 2016 to receive his Libraries Transform! poster from Taylor County library directors Carla Huston (Stetsonville), Denise Korenuk (Gilman), Tammie Blomberg (Rib Lake), and Erica Clarkson (Medford). Candice Celestina-Smith (Westboro) not pictured.

Representative Jeff Mursau was presented with a Libraries Transform! on January 23, 2017 at a meeting of the Forest County Library Board hosted by the Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center Museum and Library.

Pictured standing from left: Mary Lemaster, Linda Harter, Pete Davison, Wabeno Public Library Director Cindy Lemerande, Evans Community Library (Laona) Director Felicia Albrecht, Crandon Public Library Director Michelle Gobert, Christy Janczewski, Forest County Potawatomi Librarian Samantha Smith. Seated from left: FCLB President Carol Bartlein, 36th District Assembly Representative Jeff Mursau.

See previous Legislators @ WVLS Libraries!

The large library card featured on each poster includes logos from all the public library systems across Wisconsin. It is symbolic of the fact that legislative districts frequently include portions of counties from more than one public library system.  

Completed Posters are available for these WVLS area Legislators: Representative Bernier, Czaja, Edming, Kulp, Mursau, Petrowski, Spiros and Swearingen. Poster photos for Senators Moulton and Tiffany, as well as new 85th Assembly District Representative-Elect Pat Snyder are pending. 

Additional copies of poster may be purchased for display at local libraries (a friendly welcome when legislators return for a listening session or office hours) for $20 by contacting the WLA office. 

Office: 608-245-3640


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Do you have stories or photos of legislators and legislative candidate visits to share? Do you have questions about the Libraries Tranform! poster project? Contact Kris Adams Wendt at


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