Below are the headlines from the November 25, 2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Online Collection Offers eBooks for Kids
Brown County Library is pleased to announce the addition of TumbleBookLibrary to its digital resources.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated storybooks and eBooks for children. They are a great way to encourage kids to enjoy reading in a fun format. Families can access the TumbleBookLibrary from home. Use is unlimited and free! Visit browncountylibrary.org/kids to get started.
Select from over 1400 titles for a variety of ages and reading levels. The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and exciting games and puzzles.
Access the collection using a computer, tablet, or mobile phone with an internet connection. There are no downloads - books are streamed right to the device at the click of a button.
For other library information, visit browncountylibrary.org, or call 920-448-4400 to speak to a staff person.
Below are the headlines from the November 20, 2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) has today 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, and to design new book clubs and other programing with an East Asian theme. This program is part of the center’s focus on promoting understanding of East Asian histories and cultures, and also 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 was launched in August.
Brown County Library’s grant was one of 38 awarded to libraries across Wisconsin, totaling $32,765 is awards. The grants will be used to purchase books and films about China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and also to host book clubs, speakers and other related library programs.
Green Bay, WI – The Friends of the Brown County Library and honorary chair, Green Bay Packers wife Molly (Mason) Crosby, announce the launch of the 32nd annual Give-A-Kid-A-Book with a virtual twist.
The annual book collection invites individuals, families, businesses, churches, schools, clubs and organizations to donate new, unwrapped books that will be given as gifts to local children, babies through age 18, in low-income families. Books are distributed through the Salvation Army Christmas Assistance program in Green Bay just in time for the holidays.
Give-A-Kid-A-Book kicks-off virtually the week of November 2 and runs through December 10 with social media posts on the Friends’ Give-A-Kid-A-Book (@GiveAKidABookBrownCounty) and Friends of the Brown County Library (@FoBCL) Facebook pages and www.browncountylibraryfriends.org/gakab. Posts feature many of the same elements of the in-person kick-off including a message from Meg, Deem, coordinator of Give-A-Kid-A-Book, Molly Crosby’s public service announcement, essays from elementary students at Fort Howard School, and recognition of major financial supporters - Nicolet National Bank, Brown County Community Women’s Club and Green Bay Packers Give Back.
The Friends are making it easy to shop from where you are and in-person! Purchase books from the Friends’ Amazon Wish List; Lion’s Mouth Bookstore, 401 N. Washington Street in downtown Green Bay; and during the Book Fair at Barnes & Noble November 21-27 using code 12590972. Shoppers can ship books purchased online directly to the library or donated books can be dropped in collection boxes located at Nicolet National Banks in the greater Green Bay area and all Brown County Libraries through December 10.
Financial donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase additional books. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of the Brown County Library: GAKAB,” and mailed to 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301-5194.
“This campaign has always been vital, but the urgency felt during pandemic times cannot be ignored. Let’s all make room this year to give more to the campaign than we ever have before. Pick the best books you possibly can ...because “kids who read, succeed!” --Molly Crosby, 2020
Meg Deem, Give- A-Kid-A-Book Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Lagerman, Communications & Program Manager, Brown County Library, email@example.com, 920-448-5806
Please check the NEWI list of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you can attend from where you are, whether in the library or working from home. Most sessions are 60 minutes long, and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems. Here’s a spotlight on topics that may be of most interest to you.
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Please check the NEWI list of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you can attend from where you are, whether in the library or working from home. Most sessions are 60 minutes long, and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems.
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Congratulations to the Menominee Public Library on being awarded a $149,889 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services!
With this grant, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin will create and self-publish a series of books to encourage fluency in and preserve the Menominee language. Library staff will work with a trained immersion teacher to create eight simple books, four picture books, and one book of short stories with phonetic pronunciation and English translation for juvenile readers. The book of short stories will consist of original content from the Menominee people, collected from two Kataes esehcekasiq (Let's Do Things Together) Family Program (KEFP) writer's workshops hosted by the library. The project will allow books to be purchased and made available to the library, families with infants attending the immersion rooms at the Menominee Tribal daycare, elementary children attending reservation schools, and families that participate in KEFP. (Source: NAE-246595-OLS-20)
Read more at: IMLS Invests $5.2 Million in Library Services for Tribal Communities, Native Hawaiians
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Discover the power of connecting with your children's library professional.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has a new campaign called #LooktoLibraries. ALSC encourages parents and caregivers to look to libraries as they consider their options for the education and well-being of their children during a global pandemic and racial unrest.
In response to this rise in digital media use and other challenges posed in recent months, ALSC has compiled a suite of tools and resources to support library professionals in all types of libraries. ALSC's Look to Libraries in Times of Crisis webpage provides a host of free resources including tip sheets, articles, booklists, and other resources, including. . .
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Please check the NEWI list of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you can attend from where you are, whether at work or at home. Most sessions are 60 minutes long, and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems.
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Below are the headlines from the 6/19/2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
In order to encourage reading and classroom read-aloud experiences, and to support schools and public libraries forced to close by the escalating COVID-19 outbreak, Penguin Random House is permitting teachers, librarians and booksellers to create and share story time and read-aloud videos and live events, according to the following guidelines which have been extended to August 31st, 2020. This Open License is not meant to grant permission for the posting of any pre-recorded audiobook product.
For the full announcement please visit https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/penguin-random-house-temporary-open-license/
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Below is an outline of the June 3, 2020 Crossroads newsletter from WebJunction:
The call for proposals is now open for Power Up! Power Up is a leadership conference for library youth services managers and staff, and will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on March 25-26, 2021. Proposals are due by August 3, 2020. Submission details and instructions are available at https://go.wisc.edu/power-up-21.
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