Below are the headlines from the May 28, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Brown County Library’s annual summer reading program for all ages returns digitally this year. The Summer Reading Challenge is powered by Beanstack a convenient online platform that makes it simple and convenient to track reading progress.
Signup for the Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults begins Tuesday, May 25 on www.browncountylibrary.org. The challenge launches and logging begins on Monday, June 14, 2021 and ends on August 16. For those who prefer paper, hard copies of the reading records are available at the library and a printable version can be downloaded from the library’s website.
The Door County Libraries will not require masks starting May 24, 2021, per the County lifting its masking advisory due to CDC guidance. The Library Board met Monday, May 17, and agreed with the change in masking practice.
Library Director Tina Kakuske said the safety of library users continues to be a priority so the cleaning protocol will remain, social distancing is encouraged, masks are available for those who wish one, and hand sanitizer is still available.
The masking change comes before the expansion of the library’s hours. As of June 1, libraries will be open with regular summer hours, with the exception of Sturgeon Bay, which will continue to close at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, at 5 p.m. on Friday, and will be open until 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The library will hold most summer events virtually with library book clubs having the option to meet in person or as a hybrid event utilizing Zoom. Popular craft bags will continue to be available at all branches as a take home activity. Also, pickup service will continue to be offered, even beyond the end of the pandemic.
Keep updated with the latest developments at DoorCountyLibrary.org or on the library’s social media.
Below are the headlines from the May 21, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Marinette County has four employment opportunities available in its libraries:
Website design presents many challenges and considerations. From thinking about the user experience to accessibility to navigation, websites are a true extension of the library's services. Thanks to the New Jersey State Library, a new course is available in the WebJunction Course Catalog (for free) to help library staff improve their websites to better serve the community. The Build a Better Library Website Boot Camp is an online course made possible in part by a 2020 award from the Catalyst Fund at LYRASIS.
The training is designed to help libraries improve the overall look and function of their websites. Through the boot camp, learners have the self-guided instruction, tools, and support to improve the user experience and design of their websites.
Source: Crossroads newsletter from WebJunction
Below are the headlines from the May 14, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Below are the headlines from the May 7, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) awarded Brown County Library a grant of $1,000 as part of the new East Asia in Wisconsin Library Program.
CEAS, a federally funded National Resource Center for the study of East Asia, created the program to encourage Wisconsin libraries to augment their collections with East Asia- related materials. This program is part of the center’s focus on promoting understanding of East Asian histories and cultures, and aligns with the Wisconsin Idea mission of service to Wisconsin citizens beyond the boundaries of the classroom. CEAS partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Library Association, and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center to plan and promote the new program, which launched in August, 2020.
Please check the NEWI list of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you may attend from where you are. Most sessions are 60 minutes long, and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems.
There’s a lot to choose from, so here’s a sample of topics that may be of interest to you.
Managing stress & building resilience webinars, click title to register:
Equity, diversity and inclusion webinars, click title to register:
A sample of webinars on other topics; click title to register:
The NFLS News is a bi-monthly newsletter highlighting all the great things the member libraries of the Nicolet Federated Library System are doing throughout our communities.
Read the May 2021 NFLS News for the latest news from a few of our member libraries. Topics include:
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