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October 2017
Libraries Have High Value in Wisconsin
Logo for League of Wisconsin Municipalities
It's official. According to a report released by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Wisconsin's public libraries received the highest scores in a survey of how residents view their community services. 

This finding confirms what we, as librarians and library advocates, have known for a while: our citizens have a great need for libraries and value the services they provide to their communities.
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Feet walking on a road with caption "Your Dream Job Is Out There"
Job Hunting?
The library has free, online tools to help you and your patrons find the perfect job. 
Job Tools at the Library
Walking to End Alzheimer's
Five Bridges staff members and two kids standing in front of the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" backdrop, holding a "Library Memory" sign
Due to our work with the Library Memory Project, we are passionate about the importance of raising awareness about Alzheimer's disease. On September 9th, members of the Bridges Library System staff (and kiddos) donned our purple shirts and participated in the Waukesha Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Find Out More About The Library Memory Project
CAUTION: Librarians Reading Dangerous Words
Screenshot of director Connie Meyer reading a book
For Banned Books week, the Bridges staff took turns reading from some of their favorites. Can you guess which book our director, Connie Meyer, is reading from?
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Around the Libraries
Group of girls getting books signed by author sitting at a table
Over 50 people came to the
Dwight Foster Public Library (Fort Atkinson) to meet Kathleen Ernst, author of several American Girl doll books and the Chloe Ellefson mystery series. 
Librarians standing in front of library holding signs with the numbers "7,000,000"
Pauline Haass Public Library (Sussex) celebrated 7 million checkouts at the end of September! 
Connie and Laurie standing with author Nick Petrie, holding his books
The Bridges Library System hosted its annual Trustees Dinner for all member libraries' trustees and directors. Nick Petrie, author of The Drifter, spoke to our audience about how libraries and books influenced his life and his writing.
A wall of veteran's pictures
Town Hall Library in North Lake is hosting a traveling exhibit throughout October called "Wisconsin Remembers: A Face For Every Name." The exhibit features a photo for each of the 1,161 Wisconsinites officially listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
From the Web
Library and book stuff gathered from the farthest reaches of the Internet. Enjoy!
Photo of book all torn up
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