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Keeping Up With Kids by Leah Langby

Submit a Poster for the WLA Poster Session!

Submit a Poster for the WLA Poster Session!

Is your summer reading program surpassing all expectations? Are you implementing a new service model and seeking feedback? Would you like to share out a successful initiative but avoid public speaking?The poster session at the WLA fall conference is for you!WLA Annual...

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Understanding Child Poverty in Wisconsin

Understanding Child Poverty in Wisconsin

According to 2017 data from the Institute for Research on Poverty, Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties are two of the three counties in the state that have a higher rate of child poverty than the rest of the state.  Yikes!  What is happening?To learn more, I'm...

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Tiered Purchasing Plan for Supporting Act 31

Tiered Purchasing Plan for Supporting Act 31

Act 31 requires all students and teachers in Wisconsin to receive instruction on the history, culture, and tribal soverignty of the American Indian nations and tribal communities in Wisconsin.  Public libraries need to have materials that support this work for a...

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Spotlight On Services:  This Means YOU!

Spotlight On Services: This Means YOU!

The WLA Conference Committee wants you to share examples of how your library strives to include everyone in your library space, programming, and services.  Submit your photos and descriptions here.  The images and ideas will be used for displays at...

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Brief Interventions to Increase Talking

Brief Interventions to Increase Talking

Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay I mentioned earlier that I attended a workshop in June about Using Brief Interventions with Families with Dr. Robert Nix of UW-Madison.  One of the things he highlighted was the effect that a simple prompt...

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New Infographic about Diversity in Publishing

New Infographic about Diversity in Publishing

Credit:  Huyck, David and Sarah Park Dahlen. (2019 June 19). Diversity in Children’s Books 2018. sarahpark.com blog. Created in consultation with Edith Campbell, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debbie Reese, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and...

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Scaffolding for Self-Control

Scaffolding for Self-Control

Photo by jonas mohamadi from PexelsWell, last week whipped by while I was busy doing other things and I didn't keep up with my excellent goals about blogging every single week.  I'm sure most of you are too busy to be reading much in the way of...

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Summer Library Program:  How Are You Managing?

Summer Library Program: How Are You Managing?

Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay I came across an article from the Harvard Business Review about How to Get Through an Extremely Busy Time at Work and thought immediately of all you wonderful peeps out there in the thick of kicking off your summer...

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Cool Stuff Round-Up!

Cool Stuff Round-Up!

A few weeks back, I put out a call for cool SLP promotion/ideas.  I heard from 4 libraries with great info about their SLP (and beyond!).  If you have stuff to share, I'd love to hear about it!Barron is having a Summer Reading Program Launch on June...

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