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June 2017

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How will you build a better world this summer? You can start at the library!

This year’s Summer Library Program theme is Build A Better World, inspiring kids, teens, and adults to affect positive change in their world and communities. All 24 of our member public libraries are offering an exciting line-up of activities that focus on reading, fun, and making our world a better place.
Hitting the Road
Digital bookmobile
The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile is pulling into Waukesha! The bookmobile provides an opportunity for patrons to learn more about downloading ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive. Come onboard this giant rig to explore Audiobook Alley, the Gadget Gallery, and even a Video Lounge theater.  
Friday, June 9
Waukesha Public Library
10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Historic image of Watertown Public Library
Current front door view of the Watertown Public Library
You're invited to the Watertown Public Library's Anniversary celebration.
Their historic Carnegie building is celebrating its 110th year.
Don't forget to grab some cake and say hi to Andrew Carnegie himself.
Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00-7:30 pm
Extreme Makeover: Library Edition
Tuesday, June 6 from 9:30 am-7:30 pm
Muskego Public Library is hosting a public workshop to discuss and brainstorm ideas for their new children's area redesign project. The workshop is open to the public and participants can come and go during the day as needed. Anyone is welcome to attend!
Muskego Public Library children's area, with bookshelves, bulletin boards, and alphabet rug
Around the Libraries
Baker showing kids a giant mixer in the kitchen
The Kitchen Science Kids program at Delafield Public Library included a behind-the-scenes look at Great Harvest Bread Company. The kids even got to make their own bread!
Four kids standing by tree and birdhouse
Town Hall Library's herb garden has a new birdhouse thanks to Tiger Cub Troop #90!
Two people looking through a large telescope outside
Participants took a look at the sun at Elm Grove Public Library's first Sidewalk Astronomy session of the summer.
Group of people listening to a speaker inside the library meeting room
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library had a successful community forum to discuss a possible expansion.


Get Paid to Learn
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Want to attend an upcoming conference but a bit strapped for cash? The Wisconsin Library Association is offering scholarships for continuing education opportunities like workshops and conference sessions. Applications are due by June 16, 2017. 
Ride In Style
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Going to the ALA conference on Saturday, June 24? Skip the hassle of driving to Chicago and take our charter bus instead.
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