July 2017 Monthly Memo

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Fair Booth 2017 Pick A Tattoo Pick A Tattoo

ALS booth at Rock County 4H Fair a success

Huge, huge thank you to the many participants who hosted the Arrowhead Library System booth at the Rock County 4H Fair. All seven Rock County Libraries were able to send representatives and it was so fun watching the kids interact with their favorite staff members! One set of brothers just saw Legos and came running, then when they saw Sarah from OPL they started jumping up and down and couldn't wait to tell her about what they'd been up to.

This amazing week of outreach to Rock County families was only possible because of each of you. Every interaction we had, whether giving out a bag, bookmarks and brochures, or applying a temporary tattoo and talking about summer reading, left a positive impression of the libraries and the people they find there. After all, libraries are for everyone, thank you for spending your shift (or three) making every feel welcome to visit.

Spark @ MPL

Milton Public Library

WebJunction, an international educational resource, featured the Milton Public Library in their special renovation series!


Bender Cafe now open at Beloit Public Library

The Beloit Public Library is proud to be home to the new Blender Cafe - a unique partnership between the Beloit Memorial High School’s Hospitality Program, Kerry Ingredients, and the Beloit Public Library. This public/private partnership provides real life on-the-job experiences for students to expand on their entrepreneurial and food industry skills.

This is both a stand alone destination for the community, and a great place to visit if you're already planning on attending the library. The menu features fresh breakfast and lunch items including breakfast sandwiches and bakery items as well as soups and salads. Beverages include a range of coffee drinks both hot and cold, smoothies, Italian sodas, teas and more.

Hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details on a grand opening celebration are coming soon!

Blender and Cap
Libby App

Overdrive shifting to Libby app
From the WPLC:

"This webinar recording from OverDrive shares information about Libby, a new app for discovering and using resources from Wisconsin's Digital Library. You can view the webinar or download the PDF.

Other help resources for Libby can be found here, including information about searching, browsing, borrowing, downloading, and troubleshooting.

As a reminder, the transition to Libby will not begin for Wisconsin's Digital Library until August, when Libby will be pushed to new patrons as the recommended app. Following that, existing OverDrive app users will be encouraged to switch to Libby. The current OverDrive app will not be discontinued anytime soon - the timeline for this is still undetermined and the existing app will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future."



ALS Board of Trustee Meetings:
Wednesday, August 9 at
6:00 p.m. 

at Arrowhead Library System

ALS Librarian's Meetings:
Wednesday, August 16 at
9:30 a.m.
at Clinton Public Library

Please feel free to contact the Monthly Memo editor, Tovah Anderson, with comments, corrections or library news.

Phone: 608-868-2872 
Email: anderson.tovah@als.lib.wi.us
430 E. High St., Suite 200, Milton, WI 53563.

Arrowhead Library System Director:
Steve Platteter, 608-868-2872

430 E. High St., Suite 200, Milton, WI 53563Website: http://als.lib.wi.us 

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