• Courier routes combined

    WALTCO routes 1303 (St Croix & Dunn) and 1312 (Polk & St Croix) combined today (2/22/18) and possibly on Friday. 1303 libraries affected: Somerset, New Richmond, Roberts, Hammond, Baldwin, Woodville, Menomonie, Colfax, and Elk Mound. If your library has later delivery today, if you could let Maureen know the time you receive, that would help me track this combination. Thanks and if have questions, please contact Maureen/IFLS.

    02/22/2018 - 9:46am
  • Search slowness in Sierra

    We are working on the problem with Sierra being at least intermittently very slow to return search results, which began on Tuesday, 2-20.

    02/22/2018 - 8:25am
  • New automated telephone system running

    MORE's new automated telephone notification and renewal services have replaced their older counterparts as of Monday. Neither patrons or staff need to do anything differently, except expect to hear a new voice! Phone numbers have not changed. Please submit an IFLS help desk ticket if you hear of any problems.

    02/19/2018 - 10:42am
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All public libraries are encouraged to borrow the Sensory Storytime Kit, it has some great tools to help you make storytime more fun for all kids, especially those on the autism spectrum, those with sensory issues, attention challenges, or developmental delays.

To borrow this kit, or if you have questions about making your storytimes more accessible, please contact Leah.  

Contents:

  • Tips for inclusive storytimes
  • Scheduling tools (visual schedule elements, a time-timer)
  • Fabric tunnel/tube
  • Regular and heavy beanbags
  • Scarves
  • Shaker eggs
  • Riverstones, for balancing activities
  • 4 Music CDs with activity booklets
  • Sensory bucket with items for kids to use as needed
  • Books:
    • Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd (with flannel pieces)
    • Freight Train by Donald Crews (with flannel pieces)
    • I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry (with 12 board book copies for unison reading)
    • Press Here by Herve Tullet

This kit was created as part of an LSTA grant, and was funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.