Adult Services

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Wisconsin Author Project

Wisconsin Author Project

Have you looked into the Wisconsin Author Project? Create a professionally formatted eBook of your work using Pressbooks, submit your work to the author contest using Self-e and read submissions in the Indie Wisconsin Collection through the BiblioBoard website or app.

Wisconsin libraries are helping local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books. This year’s contest kicks off on April 1 and submissions will be accepted through May 31, 2019.
Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:
  • Self-published
  • In an adult fiction or young adult fiction genre
  • Written by a Wisconsin resident
  • Available in either ePUB or PDF file
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
Program Ideas for Adults

Utilize your staff strengths and interests. Be feisty!

Professional Resources & Blogs

Inclusive Services Resources

 If you are looking for information on Inclusive Services, check out the page dedicated to it on our website. 

What does it mean to be inclusive?  Wisconsin public libraries are places where everyone should be safe, welcomed, and respected in experiences such as arrivals in our buildings, getting library cards, using a computer and paying fines. 

2019 Adult Services Summit

Join us for the 2nd Annual WVLS Adult Services Summit immediately following the November 7 V-Cat Council meeting in the WVLS headquarters.


  • Grand prize drawing for attendees!
  • Lifetime Arts: Creative Aging
  • Featuring: Minocqua Public Library Outreach and Adult Services

Kelly Raddatz, Outreach Librarian at Minocqua Public Library, will kick off the gathering. Kelly will describe how she became certified to lead the Strong Bodies program and fired up non-traditional programs with local businesses and new collaborations. The Minocqua Public Library offers a wide range of programs and services for adults, and they are just getting started..

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