Wisconsin Author Comes Back Home!

Series opener!Many of you know that I tend to get a little star-struck when I’m around authors I admire.  I think authors are amazing, and it is thrilling to have some real live authors in our midst.  One of those authors, Michael Norman, is an IFLS...

Resources for Youth about Nelson Mandela

The African Studies Center at the Boston University has put together a set of resources aimed at young people who want to learn more about Nelson Mandela, South Africa, and the struggle against apartheid.  The list has a variety of resources:  books, video,...

Expanding the Hour of Code

Many thanks to Cole Z. from St. Croix Falls for the nudge, here.  She says:I watched a teacher at the local school do an “Hour of Code” with her after-school students! Code.org is SOOOO awesome! Short, really fun coding GAMES for kids and LIBRARIANS...

High Energy Holidays in Rice Lake

Thanks to Katherine Elchert, the youth services manager at the Rice Lake Public Library for this guest post! The Rice Lake Public Library hosts our annual holiday extravaganza on the first Saturday of December. Instead of our regular family storytime + crafts, the...

Scheduling Programs

I no longer do programs at a library, but I do schedule workshops and other gatherings that I really hope people will be able to attend, so I have some understanding of the challenge it is to find the day and time of day and year that will work for the most people.I...