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Bridges Library System
April 2019
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"The library’s kind of like a safe space for me. Especially being an LGBT teen, it makes it really a safe place for us to be here and nobody tells you that you can’t be there. Nobody judges you. If you go to one of the librarians, they don’t tell you that you’re not allowed to be there." ~ Alec, Oconomowoc Public Library
National Library Week starts April 7! We're celebrating by launching a new ongoing social media campaign called #IAmTheLibrary. Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for stories from library patrons all week long and every Saturday afterwards. Sharing your story helps support libraries by showcasing your library's value in your community. If you would like to support your library and share your story, please fill out our form and we will get in touch with you!
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Youth Art Month
Row of artwork displayed on top of bookshelf in library
It might still be dull and gray outside, but if you walked into many of the libraries in Jefferson and Waukesha County in March, you would have seen nothing but vibrant color. Rows of paintings, photographs, sculptures, and more lined the walls and the bookshelves at various public libraries as a celebration of creativity, the arts, and the students who made them.
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Big Library Read
Tablet with book cover for Homes displayed on it.
Homes, by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung, is the remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone with a passion for sharing his story and telling the world what’s truly happening in Syria.

As part of the Big Library Read book club, the book is available for anyone to download (no holds!) from April 1-15. 
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Around the Libraries
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34 attendees, including local military veterans, came to Powers Memorial Library in Palmyra for their "Reflections from an Honor Flight" program. 
Crowd of children sit on floor facing a person who reads to them from armchair
North Lake School Superintendent Liesl Ackley read to students at Town Hall Library for "Read Across America Day."
Child's hands work on a piece of colored paper.
Young artists created their own masterpieces at Butler Public Library's Crafterday program. Some of their art is now up for viewing in the library.
Books lined up on a rolling cart
A librarian's work is never done. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the books and movies getting ready to hit the shelves at Waukesha Public Library. 
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