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Wisconsin Science Festival Call for Participation
Hello! We
are the statewide coordinators for the Wisconsin Science Festival, and
we are messaging librarians throughout Wisconsin to grow participation
in 2017. Now
in its 7 th year, the Festival is a
free, statewide event aimed at engaging citizens wit...

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Dads play an important role in early learning and reading together offers a chance for quality conversation and bonding time.

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Safe Spaces & Teen Services Workshops!
We're lucky to have library systems in our state that sponsor free and minimal cost professional development opportunities. Here's one such program coming up September 14, 2017 on Safe Spaces and Teen Services to be held at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Cent...

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Libraries offer so much more than books. :-)

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Flash Fiction 50 Word Story Challenge for Teens
Looking for a teen program that isn't a craft or a game? Have teens interested in writing? Want something that appeals to any gender? Try a Flash Fiction 50 Word Story Challenge. Preparing for the program: Create a 5x10 table in a document as a 50 word temp...

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Teen Tuesday: Smoothie Wars
Think summer. Think teens. Think library. Think smoothie. Today was a VERY successful program based on fruits, vegetables, blenders, and food competitions. I got this idea from YSS member Katherine at Aram Public Library in Delevan at the last WLA conferenc...

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A Shout Out to the CCBC and their Picture Book List for Older Readers
Every day brings a new question. Today was a request for picture books for older readers, as in middle school age. Well, I knew about Demi, Paul O. Zelinsky illustrated fairy tales, and Patricia Polacco, but I wanted to provide  a wide field of titles for t...

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Finding Sex-free, Swear-free, Magic-free Reads for Young and Young Adult Readers
As librarians, we devote effort to making sure that our collections include something for everyone and that we stand up for the freedom to read. Often this means books that are challenged for content like sexuality, realistic issues, race, ethnicity, LGBTQ ...

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Advocating for Audiobooks in Your Summer Reading Program & All Year Round
My experience in libraries suggests that summer is one of the highest circ'ing months for audiobooks in multiple formats. Since June is Audiobook Month, it's also the perfect time to highlight this collection and to connect it to your summer reading program...
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