Here are the headlines from the July 29, 2022 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
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The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) is seeking nominations for its annual awards and honors, including:
Nominations are due September 15, 2022. More detailed award criteria and online nomination forms are available at www.wisconsinlibraries.org/awards-honors.
Katie (Kathryn) Essermann is the new director of the Lakes Country Public Library in Lakewood, WI.
Katie has worked in the library setting for several years: four years in a school and two in a public library. She is thrilled to be the Director of the Lakes Country Library; especially because her passion for librarianship was discovered there, as she was its intern for two back-to-back summers in high school. She is also a dog mom to an amazing corgi, Pudgy.
Katie has come full circle from intern to Director and is ready to serve her community and help build up the Lakes Country Public Library.
Here are the headlines from the July 15, 2022 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
The Oconto Falls Community Library brought the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park's Zoomobile to the West Side Beach in Oconto Falls for an "edZOOcational" program on June 24, 2022.
Attendees also got to touch a real live bearded dragon at the end. As you can see in the picture below (left), it was very popular, with a long line to see it up close. According to one of the kids in attendance, "The bearded dragon felt just like touching a shark.” Although in a follow-up question he admitted to never having touched a shark.
All the kids in attendance were given a safari animal craft to take home with them.
The library counted 176 in the audience - of which 129 were kids/teens.
The Zoomobile program and safari animal take-home craft were funded by a Youth Services Support Grant from the Nicolet Federated Library System.
Earthaven Museum visited Gillett Public Library on June 17 with a myriad of fossils of coral and sea life collected from Oconto and Door Counties.
Michael Riesch explained to kids and their parents the process of fossilization and how Wisconsin has changed over millions of years. He brought numerous specimens of trilobites, clams, and coral.
Attendees were invited to inspect and examine the ancient artifacts. Every child left the library with a little fossil to call their own at the end of the program.
Holy cow! The Stephenson Public Library in Marinette had special guests at a recent Summer Story Time, Scar and Delilah.
Scar, a 4-year-old cow, and Delilah, a 2-week-old calf, were at the library courtesy of Troy Olsen of Wojciehowski Bros Dairy Farm. In addition to catering to Scar's sweet tooth with bananas and granola bars, the kids got a chance to bottle feed Delilah.
The Stephenson Public Library is one of seven branches of the Marinette County Consolidated Public Library Service. Visit the library's calendar of events to see what its branches have going on all year long.
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. Here’s a sample of topics that may be of interest to you. Click the "+" next to each category to view webinars, then click titles to register.
Managing stress & building resilience:
Diversity, equity, and inclusion:
A sample of webinars on other topics:
Special event this month:
NEWI is a continuing education (CE) partnership of library systems located in North Eastern Wisconsin. The NEWI website aims to be a central source of CE info for staff working at libraries in four library systems: Manitowoc‐Calumet Library System (MCLS), Nicolet Federated Library System (NFLS), Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS), and Winnefox Library System (WLS).
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