Trying to Attract Boys? Read on.

Dawn Wacek, the director of the Rice Lake Public Library, recently had an article in the newsletter put together by Novelist about ways to attract boys.  She used great examples from libraries around our system, so you might find your name in big lights if you...

You Can’t Beat Fun for a Good Time

If you are looking for a great way to add zip to your storytimes and other programs, learning to tell a few stories is a number one way to do so.  If you are looking for an entertaining and super-fun way to spend an evening or two, listening to fabulous...

Fall Creek’s Art Cart

I kept seeing notices on Facebook about the Fall Creek Public Library Art Cart, making special appearances at the library this summer.  I had to get the whole scoop from Jenna, the youth services librarian, and here it is.  Thanks Jenna! The Art Cart is only...

Teens’ Top Ten Voting Starts Now!

Teen readers between the ages of 12 and 18 can vote online for their favorites from this year’s list of nominated titles from now through September 15th. The books nominated for the list were selected by teen book groups from around the country (this is something your...

Collaboration Between Libraries

I’ve seen a lot of innovative collaboration activities in the library world–libraries working with schools, libraries working with community agencies, reaching out to museums and artists and scientists to provide fabulous programming.  And I’ve...

A MAIZE-ING Library Outreach

 Every year, Wisconsin’s Farm Technology Days  draws tens of thousands of people (this year, the estimate was 35-40 thousand people).  The event moves around every year, and this year, it was held on a farm near Barron. The Barron Public Library...