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April 2018
Blue banner for National Library Week with a picture of Misty Copeland and the quote "Discover your passions and achieve your goals at the library."
Celebrate Libraries!
Compass with caption "Where Did the Library Lead You?"
The second week of April is one of our favorite weeks in the year. It's National Library Week! Here are a few ways you can celebrate with us:
  • Say thank you to a librarian..or bring them a treat.
    • (National Library Workers Day is April 10th!)
  • Tell your legislators why your library is important to you.
    • (Take Action for Libraries Day is April 12)
  • Play matchmaker! Tell a friend about a library service or tool they might find valuable. 
  • Post a story about how the library led you to something of value in your life with #NationalLibraryWeek or #LibrariesLead. (You could win a prize.)
More Info Right Here
Want to Learn a Magic Trick?
There's a new easy way to pay your library fines. And you don't even have to walk up to the desk.
"How to Pay Your Fines Online" embedded video
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Libraries Are...
Picture of signs on an office window, reading "Diverse, Inclusive, Accepting, Welcoming, Safe Space for Everyone" and "Hablo espanol"
“We all know how stressful it can be when we have a form that has a deadline or an information need that we aren’t sure how to locate accurate information for. Adding a language barrier on top of that makes it more difficult. ”
~ Hope Kramer, Oconomowoc Public Library

Read more about how our libraries are serving non-English speakers.
Keep Reading
Wisconsin Reads
Read a great book this April.
The Wisconsin Reads book club goes through April 28. This year's title, The Round House by Louise Erdrich, is available to everyone (i.e. NO HOLDS) on Libby, the Overdrive app.
Download the Book!
Around the Library
All babies born at the Fort HealthCare Birthing Center will receive a new board book in English or Spanish, courtesy of the Friends of the Dwight Foster Public Library.
The tomato seeds planted at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater are starting to sprout!
Rep. Cody Horlacher standing under Mukwonago sign at front doors
Representative Cody Horlacher selfied his visit to the Mukwonago Community Library. Legislators love libraries too! 
Receipt from check-out with price saved at the bottom circled in red ink
Libraries are a great deal. Don't believe us? Some libraries, like Pewaukee, are showing you how much you save when you use the library!
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