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August Newsletter

WVLS August Newsletter

The WVLS August Newsletter is now available. Features include: Get Ready for Library Card Sign-Up Month Clark County Libraries Present at ‘Farm Technology Days’ Crandon Creates Green Space MCPL...
IS Update

August Inclusive Services Update

At the end of last month, I attended the Annuals ALA Conference in D.C. While it was quite the time to be in our nation's capital, I was excited to learn about what the annual Emerging Leaders...

July Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS July Newsletter is now available. Features include: Registration Now Open for Tech Days Granton Combined Library Celebrates 10 Years MCPL’s Renovations: One Year Later 10 Things to Know...
Tech Days 2022

Registration Open for Tech Days 2022

Tech Days 2022 is a two-day webinar series that will be held on September 20-21. Go to techdayswisc.org to find descriptions of the webinar sessions, read about the presenters, and register for the...
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Wisconsin Trustee Training Week Set for August 22-26

Registration is now open for Wisconsin Trustee Training Week. Sponsored by all 16 public library systems, the annual Trustee Training Week offers a one-hour webinar each day of the week on a topic...
IS Update

Inclusive Services Update: June

Today we begin a new month and I wanted to share with you an article that can help you understand and recognize some of the feelings you may be experiencing: The Librarians Are Not Okay. I hope you...
IS Update

May Inclusive Services Update

Each May we raise awareness about the importance of mental health and its impact on the well-being of everyone. Even before the pandemic, we were experiencing stress, trauma, anxiety, and heightened...
Spring Webinar Series

Spring Webinar Series

Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Northern Waters Library Service, Southwest Wisconsin Library System and the IFLS Library System are excited to announce a Spring Webinar Series. Each webinar will...
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March Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS March Newsletter is now available. Features include: WVLS Aspen Update Spring Webinar Series MCPL Launches “Little Art” ‘From Page to Film’ in Colby Antigo’s Stockbox Program a Success...

Submit a Proposal for the WLA Conference

The Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference Programming Committee seeks program proposals for the next conference to be held November 1-4, 2022 at the Grand Geneva Hotel in Lake Geneva. The...

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Share Your Library Love Story

You can help your library! Your library story is powerful.

Your stories help libraries paint a picture of the way library resources, spaces, and safe places support our community. Your stories show how libraries change lives.

Share your library story. Libraries will share your story with community members and legislators.

How the library has helped you out? What keeps you coming back to the library?

Our library knows my kids by name. The children’s librarian makes it a point to say hello to each of the kids, and often helps them find the books that they love! While we were homeschooling last school year, we were able to check out several educational games, and other resources. We had a running list of quality books on the hold shelf, and the staff put together several book bundles related to varying subjects. They have been an invaluable resource and friend to our family!

Young Family from Tomahawk

My Library help me… Find books that enrich the lives of my children, and been an encouragement in their education.
I have also taken several Gale [Courses] classes that have enriched my life!
Young Family from Tomahawk

I’m 52 years old. My story starts almost 11 years age. I had brain surgery, took me many years to feel comfortable enough to try my library out. I have memory loss. I started out with getting my card, I was so excited. I started checking out audio books, cause I could not read chapter to chapter. I love reading. So I listen and understand them.

My next step in my recovery, I needed to go look for a book called “sail” by James Paterson. They told me what side it was on and how far back, BINGO I found it. YAY! I want to thank all the wonderful helpers and Library Staff at my Library.

Thank you for never looking down at any one with a disability. That’s why I love my library.

Lifelong Library User from Tomahawk

Sometimes things get you down, but a stack of suggested books can bring you right back up.
Loyal Library Lover

My Library helped me… Get my college degree.

Medford Library User

Colby Community Library has helped me stay in touch with the world. From my rural location I have access to a wealth of materials through WISCAT and ILL services. I especially appreciate being able to search V-CAT from my home computer and link to a variety of resources and databases.

Colby Library Lover

It is very educational and inspiring! It is a great atmosphere to go to when the weather is cold and snowy outside!!! I also love walking or biking to the library in the summer!!!

T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill Library User

2021 WVLS Member Library Accomplishments



Participants in 3,025 Programs


Library Website Visitors

Self-Directed Programs


Participants Enjoyed Self-Directed Activities

1.63 Million Items Borrowed

Physical and Digital Items

Wisconsin Valley Library Service
300 N 1st Street
Wausau, WI 54403