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March is certainly an exciting and tumultuous month weather-wise (and otherwise, too!).  I hope things are going as well as possible for you all.  Here are a few resources I recommend taking a look at: Summer Library Program: Looking to work with your schools to...

Mental Health First Aid Training

There are lots of reports about the mental health effects of the pandemic on young people, and according to the Wisconsin Rural Opioid and Simulant Engagement (WIROSE) Project of the UW Madison, 3 in 4 Wisconsin high schoolers report that they do not receive the help...

Weekly Digest: SPRING! Webinars and information.

Coming Up at IFLS Mon Apr 4th - Launch: Explore MORE Passport Program Tue Apr 5th 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Bringing the Library to Your Community Thu Apr 7th 2:00pm - 3:00pm - Youth Services Check-In Thu Apr 14th 1:00pm - 2:00pm - Wisconsin Libraries Talk About Race:...

Here’s an update on few resources and upcoming events for youth services folks. This YSS blog post sums up some excellent upcoming resources related to Pollinator Month, coming up in June. Our upcoming Youth Services Check-In is on Thursday, April 7, 2-3 pm.  We’ll be...

Weekly Digest: WAPL, Events and a Grant Watch

Here's WAPL! Please mark your calendars for the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) Annual Conference on May 11-13, 2022 at The Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The goal of the 2022 WAPL conference is to empower attendees to explore the INFINITE...

Summer Resources

I've come across some great resources about summers and libraries lately.  Here are a few: Association for Library Service to Children's new(ish) creation: Learning Beyond:  21st Century Summer and Out-of-School-Time Programs for Youth Toolkit This resource includes...

Weekly Digest: Bulk Order, Big Talk, Coming Up

It Bulk Supply Order Time! Kathy sent out an email with all the details on February 16. The deadline is February 25. On a related note, a call for a magnet order will go out next week. Big Talk From Small Libraries’ Conference: Friday, February 25 This free one-day...

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