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No Words

On April 10 we said goodbye forever to our beautiful girl. She is no longer in pain. I have no more words.

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What Does it Mean?

How many languages can you speak?        

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We call it “Information Literacy”

Wondering if things you’re hearing and reading these days are real or “fake”? (or as I like to call the “fake” things, “propaganda.”) Look no further than your local library. We have always helped our users to evaluate the material … Continue reading

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Library Photo of the Month–April 2017

This month takes us to Plain, a small village in Sauk County, a little less than an hour northwest of Madison.  

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Dog Love

In a slight departure from the theme of libraries, management, and self-improvement, today’s post is about our precious dog, Afton.

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Listen, Listen, Listen

I’m still working on this one.

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Library Photo of the Month–March 2017

The Kansas City (MO) Public Library looks pretty amazing to me: Does it to you too?

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Healthy. And not Surprising.

You can find, learn, and do lots of things at public libraries. One thing you can learn is how to be healthy! Surprising Place to Get Healthy: at the Library shares the stories of health initiatives at four libraries.   … Continue reading

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Good Idea!

This story comes from my “what a great idea!” file. The Chicago Public Library is partnering with CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) to offer free content to CTA train and bus riders. (The CTA offers free 4G wireless connectivity.) What a … Continue reading

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Library Love

Some library love for today: I Love Libraries (from ALA) Top 10 Love Stories in Libraries (from OCLC) Real Library Love Stories (from ALA) Love in the Library (Jimmy Buffett/video)

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