Websites and Stories

More great websites for kidsALSC has added 16 more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children. The site features links to websites of interest to children 14 years of age and...

Rave Reviews

Colfax is doing a terrific job of keeping the public informed about their summer reading program’s successes through their blog. This is a fun way to let people know what you are doing! The blog this summer is devoted to the excitement with the Summer Library...

The Wakanheza Project: Strategies

Okay, so we talked about The Wakanheza Project Principles: Judgment, Culture, Powerlessness, Empathy and Respect, Environment, The Moment.Now it is time to talk strategy. Here are some concrete ways to help create a welcoming environment and help avoid or diffuse...

Doings in Durand

Durand has been having a fun summer, and has one more performer to rave about! Jim Mitchell, a magician from eastern WI, played to an audience of 150 in Durand. There were more adults in the crowd than kids, including a sizable group of senior citizens. Folks...

Hooray for Performers!

Nancy Reidner at the Rusk County Library in Ladysmith was very pleased with two of her performers this summer:Mark Helpsmeet, international folk dance teacher from Eau Claire, “taught all of us some fabulous moves in folk dancing, everyone had a blast, he even...

Multi-Age Storytimes and More

In small libraries, it can be hard to find the time (and the bodies) to provide a storytime exclusively for babies or toddlers. With the advent of 4-year-old kindergarten in many communities, storytime is edging younger, but there are often some older preschoolers in...

Super-cool Odds and Ends

The Stoop Singers, an up-and-coming traditional 2-piece string band from Eau Claire, performed at the Fall Creek Public Library as part of their Summer Library Program.Jenna Gilles, youth services librarian, said:”We had a great time a few weeks ago with The...

The Wakanheza Project Principles, Part 5

Environment. According to The Wakanheza Project Agency, Business and Community Organizing Guide, one of the principles of The Wakanheza Project is Environment:”Environments can be impacted by both physical space and social interactions. People tend to respond...

Performance Fun in Hudson

Mary from Hudson called to tell me about a few new performers they have had this summer. I haven’t heard of these folks before, and from what Mary says, I’ll probably be hearing about them at other libraries in the area soon.Ragamala is a dance company in...

Joseph Bruchac Coming to Eau Claire!

Joseph Bruchac, a photo by Michael GreenlarJoseph Bruchac, a prominent and prolific author and storyteller for children and youth, will be in Eau Claire in October as part of the Second Annual Chippewa Valley Reads project. Bruchac will visit schools on October 21 and...