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Matching grant: get an automatic external defibrillator

Tip from Mark Arend:

Interested in getting an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in your library?  Contact the Secretary of your local Masonic Lodge.  The Wisconsin Masonic Grand Lodge is providing matching grants to fund the placement of AEDs in schools and other public buildings.

Get details at the Project ADAM page.

Finding books teens love

Linda Steffen (director of Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose) shared this young adult / teen collection development tip:

To help find out what kids are reading ask the high school library staff what's getting a lot of use.  You can also check the book aisle at Wal-Mart.

68 fresh fundraising ideas: break out of the used book sale rut

Tired of the book sales and bake sales?

The Libri Foundation's list of fundraising ideas offers 68 fundraising, ideas including ethnic potlucks, historic home tours, plant sales, and more.

All of the ideas have been successful fundraisers for Friends groups or other library supporters in rural communities.

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