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Book & Media Lists & Reviews
- Book Page: Reviews, Interviews, Lists
- Good Reads: Reviews, personalized reader profile
- Kirkus: Bestsellers and reviews
- BookList Online
- National Public Radio Book Reviews: Blog
- New York Times Book Lists
- Novel List Plus
- Oprah’s Book Club
- Adult Mysteries Book List courtesy of MCPL
- National Book Awards
- Fantastic Fiction
Program Ideas for Adults
Utilize your staff strengths and interests. Be feisty!
- Seattle Public Library Programs for 50+: computers, crafting, art, music, languages, writing, internet, genealogy, health, personal finance, law and more.
- PLA: Adult Services & Programming
- Annual Events and Celebration Days
- Author Readings
- Book Clubs and Groups
- Book Talks out in the community: Bar, Bowling Alley, Lions Club, Rotary, Educator In-service,
- 5 ‘Garnishes’ to Add to Your Booktalk Programs for Adults-Programming Librarian
- Clubs: knitting, quilting, storytelling, crafting
- Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries
- ESL programs through collaboration with the school district or adult resource center.
- Film Screenings
- Infopeople: Archived Webinars with tons of ideas.
- Job Search and Career Programs: resumes, mock interviews, application tips…
- Monthly Bingo and Board Games
- Memory Clubs
- Public Libraries Online: Blog
- Summer Reading Programs for Adults
Professional Resources & Blogs
- American Library Association
- American Libraries Magazine
- Library Journal
- Programming Librarian: Adult Programming
- Public Library Association
- Public Libraries Online: Public Library Association Resources
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
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.
Find out about voter registration deadlines by state, voting times and locations, whether or not you’re eligible to register, and more. Visit the voter help page.
Register to Vote, Request an Absentee Voter ballot, find your polling place, find out what is on your ballot…
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