Library Stories

Garage Band Gets Gig at the Library

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Here’s a great story about one enterprising young library patron who really knows what it means to support his Wisconsin library, the Franklin Public Library. Justin Weis tells the story in his own words:

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Not Just for Fun Anymore: Games & Literacy

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Paul Waelchli, information literacy and instruction librarian at Wisconsin's St. Norbert College, is focused on using video games as a new electronic method of education and showing the positive upside these games can play in the learning process.

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I Love Libraries and I Vote!

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The Wisconsin Library Association encourages you to exercise your right to vote.

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Investigate Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

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Take time to investigate the WLHC online site for a fascinating look at Wisconsin's rich library heritage.

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"The pleasure of reading is doubled...

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... when one lives with another who shares the same books." ~ Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand author and literary contemporary of D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf.

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The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.

Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

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