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Inclusive Services

June Inclusive Services Update

Perhaps one of the most pressing issues at the moment is the rise of book banning, both in public and school libraries. Many challenged books are by and about members of the LGBTQ+ community. As...
May Newsletter

May Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS May Newsletter is now available. Features include: Three Northern Library Systems Advocate for State Library Aid Using NoveList Plus to it Fullest Potential 10 Things to Know About MCPL’s...
Inclusive Services

May Inclusive Services Update

Welcome to May, though if you look outside you'd swear it was December! This update is jam-packed with inclusive stuff you can use and CE to be had. I've attached two articles from the latest...
april newsletter

WVLS April Newsletter

The WVLS April Newsletter is now available. Features include: Celebrate National Library Week 2023 New Staff Member at WVLS Spring Webinar Series Focuses on Racial Equity "Seed Libraries" Starting...
Inclusive Services

April Inclusive Services Update

This is only one of the inclusive continuing education offerings this month. The Toward One inclusivity conference is right before WAPL and has two amazing days of content. WAPL also has a variety...

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You can help your library! Your library story is powerful.

Your stories help libraries paint a picture of the way library resources, spaces, and safe places support our community. Your stories show how libraries change lives.

Share your library story. Libraries will share your story with community members and legislators.

How the library has helped you out? What keeps you coming back to the library?

Our library knows my kids by name. The children’s librarian makes it a point to say hello to each of the kids, and often helps them find the books that they love! While we were homeschooling last school year, we were able to check out several educational games, and other resources. We had a running list of quality books on the hold shelf, and the staff put together several book bundles related to varying subjects. They have been an invaluable resource and friend to our family!

Young Family from Tomahawk

My Library help me… Find books that enrich the lives of my children, and been an encouragement in their education.
I have also taken several Gale [Courses] classes that have enriched my life!
Young Family from Tomahawk

I’m 52 years old. My story starts almost 11 years age. I had brain surgery, took me many years to feel comfortable enough to try my library out. I have memory loss. I started out with getting my card, I was so excited. I started checking out audio books, cause I could not read chapter to chapter. I love reading. So I listen and understand them.

My next step in my recovery, I needed to go look for a book called “sail” by James Paterson. They told me what side it was on and how far back, BINGO I found it. YAY! I want to thank all the wonderful helpers and Library Staff at my Library.

Thank you for never looking down at any one with a disability. That’s why I love my library.

Lifelong Library User from Tomahawk

Sometimes things get you down, but a stack of suggested books can bring you right back up.
Loyal Library Lover

My Library helped me… Get my college degree.

Medford Library User

Colby Community Library has helped me stay in touch with the world. From my rural location I have access to a wealth of materials through WISCAT and ILL services. I especially appreciate being able to search V-CAT from my home computer and link to a variety of resources and databases.

Colby Library Lover

It is very educational and inspiring! It is a great atmosphere to go to when the weather is cold and snowy outside!!! I also love walking or biking to the library in the summer!!!

T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill Library User

2022 WVLS Member Library Accomplishments

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1.87 Million Items Borrowed

Physical and Digital Items

Wisconsin Valley Library Service
300 N 1st Street
Wausau, WI 54403