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Wisconsin Libraries Talk About Race

Three Upcoming Webinars

Wisconsin Libraries Talk About Race begins year two – next month! This spring, participants will learn about what it takes to be an active ally. All Wisconsin public library workers are invited to...
WAPL Conference

WAPL Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2023 Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) Conference! This educational and fun event will take place April 26 - 28 at the Best Western Premier Waterfront...

WVLS March Newsletter

In like a lion, out like a lamb! The WVLS March Newsletter is now available. Features include: WVLS Acknowledges Leaders Library Legislative Day Sees Record Attendance Matczak Connects and...
Inclusive Services

March Inclusive Services Update

March is Women’s History Month, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s BadgerLink Online Library has a variety of resources to learn, commemorate, and celebrate the impact women have...
February Newsletter

WVLS February Newsletter

The WVLS February Newsletter is now available. Tomahawk Aims to ‘Light Up Your Winter’ MCPL Partners with Community Outreach Specialist Merrill Serves as Warming Center Abbotsford Creates Blind Date...
Book Fest

Children’s Book Fest Set for May

WVLS and the Rhinelander District Library are pleased to announce the 35th Annual Children's Book Fest for May 1-2.  Please join us in-person for the 35th Annual Children's Book Fest at the Pines...
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Public Library Staff Compensation Survey

On February 1, all Wisconsin public library directors will be sent an email regarding a Public Library Staff Compensation Survey.  This survey is part of a Library Services Technology Act-funded...
IS Update

November Inclusive Services Update

I wanted to briefly talk to you about November themes you might be using this month and how you might want to rethink what has been used historically in the past. We are now passing through the...
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Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection Outreach Available

The following message was sent by Jeff Kersten, Agency Liaison for the Division of Trade & Consumer Protection. Dear Wisconsin Librarian, Consumer Scams and Identity Theft are at an all-time...
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...

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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

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300 N 1st Street
Wausau, WI 54403