The next OverDrive Big Library Read runs from June 17 through July 1 with the winning title, A Dangerous Act of Kindness by LP Fergusson!
This work of historical fiction asks, “What would you risk for a complete stranger?”
To get your readers excited about Big Library Read, OverDrive has put together a handy-dandy checklist to help get the word out:
Mark your calendars! This year’s WPLC Annual Membership Meeting will be held during WAPL on May 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild.
Here are just a few things that will be discussed:
Through the Wisconsin Author Project, made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, libraries are helping local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books. Wisconsin residents who are authors of self-published adult or young adult fiction will be invited to submit their work. One winner will receive $1,000, inclusion in a full page spread in Library Journal, be honored at PLA 2020 in Nashville, and be recognized at the awards ceremony of the Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference in October.
Submissions are due by May 31st. The submitted books will be reviewed by staff at Library Journal and by members of the Wisconsin library community. The winner will be announced this fall at the Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Library Association.
For marketing materials and more information, or to submit a book for consideration, visit the Wisconsin Author Project website.
The next Big Library Read kicks off April 1 and the winning title is:
Homes: A Refugee Story
by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah & Winnie Yeung
The remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone – and found safety in Canada – with a passion for sharing his story and telling the world what is truly happening in Syria.
The title will be available for unlimited access in Wisconsin's Digital Library between April 1-15.
The title, along with a promotional spotlight at the top of your page, will be added at no cost.
BiblioBoard 101 Webinar
Friday, March 8th at 1:00 pm
Learn how to provide tools to support your local authors while also growing your readers' access to digital resources - all available for free and with no waiting!
For creators, those resources include Pressbooks, SELF-e, and the Wisconsin Author Project. For readers, BiblioBoard Library provides access to much of this content created by Wisconsin authors and a lot more, all available to read immediately - no waiting for holds and no logging in.
Join WPLC Project Managers from WiLS, Melody Clark and Andi Coffin, in a free and virtual webinar as they share information about these four resources and how you can help users find and use them. This presentation will be recorded and shared.
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