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Speak Up for Your Library January News

Happy New Year and thank you for your willingness to “Speak Up for Your Library!” 

I’m guessing that many of you received books for Christmas.  Once you’re done with it, consider giving it to your local library if you’re not passing it on to a friend or family member.  Even if they choose not to add it to the collection it will benefit the library through their booksale.

 

Speak up for Your Library November News

Good morning and thank you for your willingness to “Speak Up for Your Library!” 

Public libraries can be a great resource for job-seekers.  The online Winnefox Employment Help Center http://www.winnefox.org/jobs/  has links to sites to brush up on job search skills and to look for jobs.  Library computers can be used to write and submit resumes, letters, and applications.  And, of course, the library has books on job search skills and study guides for employment tests. 

Speak up for Your Library October News

Good morning and thank you for your willingness to “Speak Up for Your Library!”

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel recently had a great column on “Why we love our public library” as a source for information, a place for community, and as a place that helps people transform their lives.

Read it at:  http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/why-we-love-our-public-library-b995...

Speak up for Your Library July News

 

Good morning and thank you for your willingness to “Speak Up for Your Library!”

 

Life without libraries would be unimaginably poorer

A great column by Jeff Jacoby from the Boston Globe

But the small library in my Cleveland-area day school was merely a gateway drug to the local public library. I spent innumerable hours there as a boy, addicted as much to the serendipitous pleasures of searching for a good book as to the satisfying relish of losing myself in its pages once I found one.

Speak up for Your Library June News

Good morning and thank you for your willingness to “Speak Up for Your Library!”

Fight Summer Slump!   Over summer vacation children are at risk of losing several months of reading and math ability.  One way to fight summer slump and give your kids a boost next fall is reading.   Enroll your child in the library’s summer reading program.

Speak up for Your Library May News

Good morning and thank you for your willingness to “Speak Up for Your Library!”

 

Want your kids to read more?   Here’s an interesting post on encouraging Teenagers to Read by Choosing Books From the Non-Y.A. Shelves

“My solution is to “seed” my older son’s room with a wide range of books for him to find on his own time and on his own terms.”

Speak up for Your Library April News

Good morning and thank you for your willingness to “Speak Up for Your Library!” 

Election Day is next Tuesday.  Don’t forget to vote.

National Library Week is the third week of April—the 12th – the 18th.  Most libraries are planning special events to celebrate and highlight their services.  Stop in to see what’s happening at your library. 

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