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September 2017
Words Have Power
Teen Titans logo that reads "The only thing more powerful than a teen titan? A library card!"
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Looking for a superhero? It might be the person at the library desk. 
At the library, we celebrate your right to read and protect your access to information, every single day. Because we know that words and ideas have power.

Library Card Signup Month: all September long
Banned Books Week: September 24-30
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Improving Library Accessibility
Looking into a large, single stall bathroom with a restroom sign on wall outside door
Libraries should be open and welcoming to all. But what about making sure our buildings are fully accessible for those with physical disabilities? Oconomowoc Public Library (OPL) is leading the way in making significant changes to their building, with the help of Bridges Library System's Special Needs Coordinator Angela Meyers. To learn more, we interviewed OPL director Betsy Bleck about their new accessibility improvements. 
Curved sidewalk path leading up to the library
Flat concrete sidewalk path with the street in the background
Here's the Interview!
2 Minute Video Break!
Video screenshot. A group of cartoon people standing on a map.
Why does it take a while for your ebook hold to come in on Wisconsin's Digital Library? The Library Lady has the answer!
Watch the video on YouTube
Around the Libraries
Large concrete bench
There's a beautiful new memorial bench at Alice Baker Library in Eagle for Mabel Finney, one of the founders of the library, and Barb Jatczak, a former director. 
Exterior of Watertown Public Library's door and steps
The new steps on the Watertown Public Library are looking lovely.
An old card catalog with caption "Search. Better."
We've updated the CAFE online catalog and it's better than ever before.
Start Searching
From the Web
Library and book stuff gathered from the farthest reaches of the Internet. Enjoy!
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Your Turn!
Comments? Questions? Want to highlight something happening at your library? Email Jill at
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