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 July 31st!
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?
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 and legal system.
Updated June 22, 2017.
The WVLS 2017 Fall Continuing Education Schedule is now available!
Read full descriptions and find registration links for WVLS webinars and workshops in the WVLS 2017 Fall Continuing Education Schedule.
IT’S TIME TO WRITE THANK YOU NOTES! All 16 members of the legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee voted to approve the Wisconsin Library Association request for additional public library system aid!
At its Executive Session on May 31, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) added $1.5 million in state aid for public library systems to the 2017-2019 biennial budget! Distribution of the additional dollars was negotiated over the 2-year budget biennium as follows: $500,000 in the first year and $1,000,000 in the second year.
Elizabeth Neuman, from Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning and guest blogger for the June 7, 2017 WI Libraries for Everyone blog, featured BadgerLink stories from librarians and tutors showcasing what BadgerLink can do for Wisconsin communities.
Some patrons simply enjoy long conversations while others would like library staff to file their taxes. Service suffers when one patron monopolizes limited available public library staff. Learning how to disengage from patrons contributes to an increase in overall service if a staff members are able to better assist all patrons and attend to their regular duties.