April is the Month of the Military Child

Being a military kid isn’t easy, and the Operation: Military Kids effort in Wisconsin is trying to reach out to libraries to collaborate to provide more resources to kids. It would be a great time to do a program or a display aimed at kids who are affected by a...

“Best Program Ever!”

Sometimes Georgia in New Richmond reminds me of my grandfather. Odd, I know. But every time my Grandma Dot would make a pie, no matter what kind, Grandpa Mel would exclaim, “You know Dot, I do believe this is my favorite kind of pie.” Georgia has that kind...

Keeping in Touch

At the Summer Library Program workshop, Becky Arenivar shared a great idea she used last summer to keep families in Prescott up to date on programs and special events at the library. As part of registration for the SLP, she collects a family email address and...

Fundraising webinar

Here’s a webinar that might be interesting to those of you trying to figure out how to continue to provide quality programs with a dwindling budget. The title makes me a little itchy (corporate sponsorship has some drawbacks), but I think you might get some good...

Bloomer Kids Make Kids’ Area Bloom!

Kids participating in after school activities in Bloomer used hand prints to help Kathy (the children’s librarian) create a hungry caterpillar collage for the wall in the children’s room. The collage has transformed the room with its colorful presence, and...