After-school grant opportunity

I attended a rousing and inspiring session at the WLA Conference about collaborating effectively with schools.  I know this is an area that many of you are looking for help with, and you can look for a webinar and some other initiatives coming up in 2013. ...

Reach Out and Read

 Reach Out and Read in action on a military base (part of the program is helping parents understand that it is normal development for babies to interact with books by mouthing them).By now, many of you have heard about the Reach Out and Read initiative, and...

Pew Research Says Teens ARE Reading

Later this week, look for some insight gleaned from great sessions I attended at the Wisconsin Library Association Conference (it was great to see many of you there!).For now, I want to draw your attention to some heartening news–and a wake-up call about...

Meet a Librarian–Colleen Zertler

 Colleen Zertler is the teen librarian at the Menomonie Public Library.  She doesn’t brag enough, but she has a terrific teen advisory board, a host of excellent and well-attended programs for teens, and some wonderful, smart ideas about connecting...

My First Book Club in Eau Claire

Thanks to Jill Patchin for this great post about an early reader book club! We had our first “My First Book Club” meeting recently, and it was a blast!  The group is intended for children transitioning into reading their first chapter books along with a parent or...