Did you say “free”?

Register for FREE KITS to celebrate the Wisconsin Science Festival (October 10-16), from Leah

Last year, libraries across the state participated in the Wisconsin Science Festival as a place that members of the public could pick up free science kits. They are looking for library partners again for this year’s Wisconsin Science Festival: The Year of Glass,  October 10-16.

About the kits:

  • Each take-home kit will include multiple activities.
  • The kits would arrive a week before the festival to give the libraries plenty of time to arrange setup and pick up.
  • If you have any other science-related activities that week, you can also participate by creating a listing on the science festival website.
  • Register for kits as soon as possible here:  Wisconsin Science Festival Kit Registration Link  You can request 25 or 50 kits.
  • There may be a waiting list, so don’t delay!

Follow the Money

From John: The DPI website’s grant page includes grant resources: Additional Grant funding opportunities: Federal, State, and Private Funds

Katelyn’s Pick of the Week

Webinar: Weed ‘Em and Reap

Are you struggling with weeding? Maybe you don’t have a lot of experience and are wondering where to start. Check out this webinar from WebJunction all about the joys and value of weeding.

Weed ‘Em and Reap: Getting Your Collection from Awful to Awesome

“Reap the benefits of a well-weeded collection! This session discusses the life cycle of a collection, including weeding techniques, collection management policies, and how to motivate reluctant weeders. Join co-authors of the popular Awful Library Books blog to learn their holistic approach to collection management as they help all types and sizes of libraries find the joy in a shelf list that reflects a clean, relevant, and current collection.”

I think my favorite quote about weeding from this webinar was “I’m selecting for the book sale.” Enjoy!

Coming Up

Professional Development Opportunities

Leah’s list for this month. The * indicates an IFLS-sponsored event.

MORE events

Are you a MORE librarian but not on the TWAM list? Please contact Lori Roholt to be added.

  • August 18 at 10a – LibraryIQ demo: Acquisitions and Cataloging features/capabilities. Live demo link went out in the 8-17-22 TWAM weekly email. This session will be recorded.
  • August 19 – Resume sending any bins/materials for Eau Claire through delivery (see email from Katelyn Noack, 8-17-2022)

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Reminder: website survey

Please remember to fill out the IFLS website survey, especially if you rarely use the website! Thanks!


Just for fun: bingo for public librarians

Have a great week!