COVID-19 Updates and Resources for IFLS Libraries

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These resources are the best current info that we’ve pulled together specifically for you. There’s a list of libraries and their current status, updated as it changes. There is a list of useful links, and a searchable blog that is collecting information from e-mails and other sources. Feel free to contact IFLS staff with any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Thank you all for your dedication to your libraries and communities.  We have all entered uncharted territory and are having to make some difficult choices.  I wanted to let all of you know how much I appreciate you and the jobs all of you are doing.   John  

Links and Resources

(followed by the blog)

Library-specific links:


Telling Fact from Fiction:

Online Programming Resources:

Blog: Information about COVID-19 from e-mails and other communications

Kris’ Review of Online Video Conference resources

Here is a list of a few virtual conference sites out there.  The first one on the list – Free Conference Call – is completely free and provides a telephone number that can be used to call into the meeting: Free Conference Call  ( recommended , positive limited testing...

Remote meetings and Open Meeting Law advisories

Continuing to conduct meetings in these times. The Office of Open Government in the Wisconsin Department of Justice has issued two advisories indicating that governmental bodies may meet remotely during the COVID-19 public health emergency and still comply with the...

DPI Professional Development Resources

The first in an intermittent series of blog posts detailing ways to keep up professional development (PD) efforts in these uncertain times. This curated list will also be posted shortly to the “Professional Development for Library Staff” tab found near the bottom of...

Working from Home

Working from Home

Like many of you, I've been working from home starting this week.  That presents a set of challenges for folks, particularly those who have young or school age children at home.  Even if you don't have kids at home, setting up an office space or figuring out a new...

ALA live free webinar

Libraries and COVID-19: Managing Strategies and Stress (it’s linked, click the title)

Best Practices for Noting Changed Hours (digital)

Here’s what I’m suggesting for changing your hours on all your digital platforms, in order of importance. Place a prominent notice on your homepage about closing and other details. Don’t change your regular hours on your website. Change your hours on your Facebook...

Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19

  The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is impacting households, communities, and businesses. A new national survey shows that 1 in 5 households in the US have already had their income cut or stopped altogether. Thanks to our amazing partners at UW Madison...

Badgerlink Resources – Wall Street Journal

We’ve created an informational sheet with step-by-step instructions to access this resource and search for a publication such as Wall Street Journal. It can be found on BadgerLink’s training page...


Unless anyone has any objections, I'm going to cancel WALTCO's pickup/delivery to IFLS office as of today. We are down to very few libraries getting a delivery stop for the rest of the week. And I think materials can sit at the terminal for a week or two. Let me know...

Check the calendar for updates on virtual meetings and check-ins.

IFLS has asked WALTCO to suspend courier delivery starting Monday, March 23.

SCLS will suspend delivery service for all member libraries and statewide network customers until further notice.

Library Closing and Program Cancellations

Submit corrections/additions with a HelpDesk ticket.

Closed libraries in red (all re-open dates are tentitively April 26)
Program cancellations in green

Altoona Public Library

Amery Public Library

Augusta Memorial Public Library

Baldwin Public Library 

Balsam Lake Public Library 

Barron Public Library

Bloomer – G.E. Bleskacek Family Memorial Library

Boyceville Public Library

Bruce Area Library 

Cadott Community Library 

Cameron Public Library

Centuria Public Library

Chetek, Calhoun Memorial Library

Chippewa Falls Public Library 

Clear Lake Public Library

Colfax Public Library

Cornell Public Library

Cumberland – Thomas St. Angelo Public Library 

Deer Park Public Library 

Dresser Public Library

Durand Community Library 

Eau Claire – L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Ellsworth Public Library 

Elmwood Public Library

Ellsworth Public Library

Fairchild Public Library

Fall Creek Public Library

Frederic Public Library

Glenwood City Public Library

Hammond Community Library 

Hawkins Area Library

Hudson Area Joint Library

IFLS Library System Office: No Non-essential travel, staff working remotely.

Ladysmith Public Library

Luck Public Library

Menomonie Public Library  and Elk Mound Branch

Milltown Public Library 

New Richmond Frida Memorial 

Ogema Public Library 

Osceola Public Library

Park Falls Public Library

Pepin Public Library

Phillips Public Library

Plum City Public Library 

Prescott Public Library

Rice Lake Public Library 

River Falls Public Library 

Roberts – Hazel Mackin Community Library

St. Croix Falls Public Library

Sand Creek – Clarella Hackett Johnson Public Library

Somerset Public Library

Spring Valley Public Library

Stanley – D.R. Moon Memorial Library 

Turtle Lake Public Library

Woodville Community Library

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