StoryWalk™ Resources

And Anne Hamland shared a great Google Doc about StoryWalks™ that librarians in her system (mostly) have put together. Lots of great info and ideas from libraries in our state! And a couple more:

Numbers are Ticking Up!

refer to spreadsheet for details

You can see all the updates on the IFLS website. This information is linked in the Operations toggle on the COVID-19 resources page. Thanks for keeping that spreadsheet up to date!

Funding Available

This is how Barb (Deer Park) funded her automatic doors: AARP Community Challenge grant program is now accepting applications for 2021.

We now have a dashboard counter on Wisconsin’s Digital library website!!

The dashboard can be found directly here: https://insights.overdrive.com/dashboards/46b70dbf1a174512b8d6852d192e4bea. It is also linked at the bottom of the WI’s Digital Library homepage.

New Director at Centuria

(from Tanna) Hey friends, we have ourselves a new Library Director! Anna Griffin is set to start (tentatively) on Wednesday March 3.  She is currently working at the St Croix Falls School District, and is thrilled to take our offer. She is currently finishing up her Master of Library Science degree.

Kits? Kits!

IFLS and WVLS programming kits are going to start circulating again.  Some of these kits may be useful for virtual or outdoor programs. Follow that link for all the details.

Coming Up

For all the details, check the calendar.

  • Marketing the Summer Library Program virtual workshops, 3-part series starts on Thu Feb 25th 10:00am – 11:00am.
  • Communicating with Plain Language: using best practices to communicate to your board or patrons, Thu Mar 4th 10:00am – 11:00am.
  • Webmaster Office Hours, Tue Mar 9th 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Remember, beginning in 2021, webmasters or a representative must attend 6 out of 24 office hour opportunities. Mark your calendars for 2nd Tuesdays 1-3pm and 3rd Thursdays 1-3pm each month.