June 2017 Monthly Memo

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Fair Booth 20154-H Fair Help Needed! - Sign-up Here!
Tuesday, July 25 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville

Thank you to the many ALS staff members who have already signed up and to those of you who still plan too!

There are 17 more spots available and we need your help. Please lend a hand and man our sheltered booth under the grandstand, we’ll provide a free fair pass for the day. We will be applying temporary tattoos and giving away free bags, bookmarks and coloring sheets along with a selection of service brochures.

You’re welcome to volunteer with an adult friend/family member, or a colleague of course! Click here to sign-up.

Clinton Public Library Reopens After Asbestos Abatement
The Clinton Public Library is back in its building and open regular hours: Monday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

ALS Library Positions, Tell A Friend
Library Technology Coordinator; Part-time; Milton Public Library...Apply here!
Associate Librarian
; Part-time; Beloit Public Library...Apply here!

Innovation Librarian, Full-time; Hedberg Public Library.........Apply here!

makerspaceReserve Makerspace Equipment and Cardboard Standups Online
All ALS libraries are invited to checkout cardboard standups and items from the Mobile Makerspace Lab for programming use. The new equipment is now available on the request form and the equipment list. Photos coming soon!


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September is Library Card Sign-up Month
It’s time to place you orders with the American Library Association for Library (ALA) Card Sign-up Month.

Hanging posters in the library alone may not be enough. Think about placing them in high traffic areas like local laundromats and supermarkets. Add a starburst with information on how sign-up for a card along the lines of “Library cards are free. Bring an ID and proof of residency to get yours today!”

Visit the ALA’s website and store for sample tweets, Facebook and other digital graphics, press releases, PSA scripts, posters, library card art,

“Teen Titans are Honorary Chairs for Library Card Sign-up Month 2017!
The only thing more powerful than a Teen Titan? A Library Card! September is Library Card Sign-up Month! American Library AssociationThis September, crimefighting DC Super Heroes, the Teen Titans, will team up with the American Library Association (ALA) to promote the value of a library card. As honorary chairs, DC’s Teen Titans will remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

The Teen Titans are a young group of crimefighters who keep the world safe from the clutches of evil. From Starfire’s green energy beams and power of flight to Raven’s telekinetic and psychokinetic abilities, the Teen Titans have the power, courage and teamwork to rise to any challenges thrown their way.

The only thing more powerful than a Teen Titan? A library card!Teen Titans posters and bookmarks are available for purchase through the ALA Store. Posters and bookmarks featuring other DC Super Heroes, including Supergirl, Batman, Super Sons, the Justice League, and Wonder Woman, will also make their debut in the new ALA Graphics summer catalog.” Excerpted from ALA.org.

July Fourth is Coming – Be prepared, bring a book
Gas prices are low and travel is expected to be at an all-time high over the holiday weekend. If you’re lucky enough to be in the passenger seat, pack you and the kids some books for the trip. Here are a few booklists of suggestions.


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Librarian's Meetings:
Wednesday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m. at Arrowhead Library System

ALS Board of Trustee Meetings:
Wednesday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Milton Public Library

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Please feel free to contact the Monday 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, email:platteter.steve@als.lib.wi.us Website: http://als.lib.wi.us 
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