Stealth Programming with Gerbils

Rice Lake Public Library had a try at “stealth” programming this fall.  Ashley, youth services manager, says that their library gerbil hosted a book club.  “Kids got a “Carmel’s Book Club Card” and for every 5 books they...

Video Contest

2013 is the first year Wisconsin will participate in the Collaborative Summer Library Program(CSLP) Teen Video Challenge.  There are cash prizes, both for the winning entry’s creator and the library they use!  Instead of simply putting up a flyer in...

IFLS Well-Represented in We-Lead!

Ashley BieberThe Wisconsin Library Association’s We-Lead Initiative chose their latest group of participants well.  We know this because half of the new protégés are librarians from IFLS libraries.  Not only are we home-region proud, we also know that...

Helping Ease College Application Anxiety

One of the sessions I attended at the WLA Conference this fall was all about resources available to help public libraries make the college application and financial aid maze easier for students.  While many of the resources are specifically designed to help...

Thinking About Children’s Spaces

 Early literacy panels in Rice LakeHow do you make your children’s room inviting to kids of all ages and their family members?   A few weeks back, I attended a webinar put together by DEMCO, presented by Kimberly Bolan Cullin Zoning In On...