June is Audiobook Month. Check out a book on CD, PlayAway, or Overdrive digital audiobook. They’re great to “read” while driving, exercising, or working around the house. Not sure what to read? Take a look at the 2013 Audie Award nominees at http://www.theaudies.com/
Libraries Adapt to Support Wisconsin Communities
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers issued a guest editorial in honor of the April 8 to 14 observance of National Library Week. In the editorial he notes that, libraries “provide services and resources tailored to a changing world in a challenging economy..” Read it at http://news.dpi.wi.gov/files/eis/pdf/dpinr2013_46.pdf
Badgerlink: A Resource for Wisconsin
Election Day is Tuesday the 2nd. Don’t forget to vote!
National Library Week is the third week of April—the 14th – the 20th. Most libraries are planning special events to celebrate and highlight their services. Stop in to see what’s happening at your library.
Books are not Dead Yet
Salon.com has an interesting article explaining why reports of books’ death are greatly exaggerated. http://www.salon.com/2013/03/21/books_arent_dead_yet/
With tax time fast approaching, don’t forget that many libraries have forms from both the IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. If they don’t have the form you need you can look up forms and publications online and print them out (there may be a cost to print).
Governor Walker’s 2013-2015 Biennial Budget Proposal
The Governor issued his proposal for the next biennial state budget. Several provisions will affect public libraries. Read about it here.
Recently, Governor Walker introduced his 2013-2015 Executive State Budget. The proposed budget contains a number of provisions that are likely to have a significant impact on Wisconsin’s public libraries
February 2nd is Take Your Child to the Library Day. Consider taking your child (grandchild, niece, nephew, youth group, neighbor kid) to the library. Help kids discover the joy of reading.
How to Make Your Child Smarter
Looking for a holiday gift idea? Books make a great gift. Here are some lists of best books of 2012:
Now that the dust has settled from last week’s election it’s a good time to start making contacts with newly elected or re-elected legislators. Drop them a note or give them a call congratulating them on their victory and tell them how important your library is in your local community.
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.