Monarchs!

Monarchs!

One of my kids used to call monarchs “harmonicals” so that’s how I still think of them.  At a recent youth services check-in, Lindsey from Augusta mentioned that she raised a bunch of monarch caterpillars and people of all ages were excited to help! ...

Challenged Books at Your Library webinar

What a timely webinar!  Please take note of this awesome webinar being offered by NEWI and featuring Wisconsin experts and resources! Challenged Books at Your Library: Managing and Addressing Censorship Attempts (sponsored by NEWI) Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021...

Celebrate Hmong New Year with Books

Yia Lor, the UW-Madison Eau Claire County Extension Human Development and Relationships Educator, reminded me that this is the time of year that Hmong New Year is celebrated.  It’s a great time to look at your book collection and make sure you have books by and...

Getting Prepped for Challenges

A lot of folks in the library world live in dread of someone coming up to them with a  a request (or demand) that a library material be removed from the collection.  Even the thought of someone coming up with a question or concern about an item can be scary to...

StoryWalk(TM) Week Is Here!

A few weeks ago I posted about the StoryWalk(TM) Week sponsored by the Association for Outreach and Bookmobile Services and Let’s Move in Libraries.  Nearly 500 libraries submitted stories!  I hope some of you submitted yours!  Even if you didn’t, check...

Check-In Follow-up: DISPLAYS!

At today’s check-in we discussed displays.  Here are a few things that came up: Staff favorites are often a hit (have as many staff participate as possible, and be sure to include books for all ages, 0-adult). Themes can be fun—let yourself go wild.  You can tell if a...

Put Your StoryWalk™ on the Map!

I know many of you have developed fantastic opportunities for people in your community to enjoy picture books OUTSIDE, while walking around parks, downtown areas, in the yard outside the library, and many other creative places.  Many of you have added to the IFLS...

Upcoming IFLS Youth Services Webinars

I’m so excited that IFLS will be hosting two webinars with the award-winning Katherine Schoofs, the Youth Services Librarian/Assistant at the Aram Public Library in Delevan, Wisconsin.  Katherine will be talking about program planning during COVID and share some...

Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is collaborating with the Eau Claire Family Resource Center to provide an online seminar series about raising teens.  The first session is completed (as of last night), but there are two more, Raising Competent Teenagers,...