New IMLS Initiative Seeking Grant Applications by alsadmin | December 7, 2018 | Announcement, Grant | 0 Comments As Shared by WI LIbraries for Everyone Thursday, December 6, 2018 Last week the Institute of Museum and Library Services launched a special initiative, Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries, that will be accepting applications for grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 until February 25, 2019. This opportunity is designed to strengthen how rural public and school libraries support their communities. The following information from... Read More 2019 Power Up Conference by alsadmin | December 5, 2018 | Announcement, Events, Training Opportunity | 0 Comments It’s here! Registration is now open for Power Up: A Conference in Leadership for Youth Services Managers and Staff! The conference is scheduled for March 28-29th, 2019 in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. Join the iSchool @ UW-Madison for a day-and-a-half conference filled with presentations from leaders in youth services, with an opening keynote address by Andrew Medlar (Director of BookOps for New York Public Library), and a closing keynote... Read More Winter 2019 Early Literacy Schedule by alsadmin | December 3, 2018 | Announcement, Events | 0 Comments Visit libraries around the county for free early literacy programs like Storytime, Baby Play Date, Music & Movement, and more. No library card is needed, so grab your friends and try out these great programs. Be sure to check with the library for changes in the schedule. Click the image to the right for a printable schedule. Read More BadgerLink Offers New Ways to Access Newspapers by alsadmin | November 1, 2018 | Announcement, Services | 0 Comments BadgerLink now offers two new services to access newspaper archives. Read More Total Circulations in November 2018 Traditional (102,187 Items) 90% 90% OverDrive/Libby (9,425 Items) 8% 8% Hoopla Digital (2,640 Items) 2% 2% SEARCH THE CATALOG Search our catalog for books, music, movies, kits, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, music, & streaming video/tv. Search: DIGITAL LIBRARY: eBOOKS, eAUDIOBOOKS, ETC. OverDrive & Libby Apps and Websites OverDrive and Libby (powered by OverDrive) offer access to Wisconsin’s Digital Library with two apps, libbyapp.com, and overdrive.com. Instantly check out available materials and place holds on materials currently in use. eBooks eAudiobooks Movies (OverDrive Only) Learn more about Libby/Overdrive. Take me there. Hoopla Digital App and Website Hoopla’s on-demand checkout means never having to place a hold. Use the Hoopla digital app or hoopladigital.com. eBooks eAudiobooks eComic books TV shows, Movies Music albums Learn more about Hoopla. Take me there. BiblioBoard Library App and Website BiblioBoard features independent, self-published ebooks with no account needed, no checkout due dates, and no waiting. Use the BiblioBoard Library app or library.biblioboard.com. eBooks Independent, self-published content Content to watch, read, & listen Learn more about BiblioBoard Library. Take me there. ONLINE INSTRUCTION Gale Courses Choose from over 365 free, 6-week, online classes, led by professional instructors. Professional Development Technology Skills Personal Enrichment Test Preparation Learn more about Gale Courses. Take me there. Lynda.com App and Website View thousands of professionally produced video tutorials taught by industry experts anytime, anywhere. Software Training Creative Fields Business Skills Learn more about Lynda.com. Take me there. LearningExpress Library Website LearningExpress Library helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. College, Adult, & Career Skills & Preparation H.S. Equivalency & College Admissions Test Preparation – ACT, SAT, etc. Classroom/Homework Skill Building Career & Citizenship Preparation in Spanish Learn more about LearningExpress Library. Take me there.