Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. It highlights the benefits of free and open access to information, while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
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The Reel to Real program helps libraries host public screenings of PBS documentaries, followed by audience discussions with local experts. The program is a partnership of Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA).
Money Smart Week Wisconsin events in past years have been so successful that the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago partnered with the American Library Association to go national. So to to coincide with National Financial Literacy Month, Money Smart Week will be celebrated nationally April 2-9, 2011. According to Lori Burgess' posting on WisPubLib:
Nominations are open for the 2011 Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin Schools, Libraries, and Communities Award.
DPI is seeking nominations of "partnerships between and among schools, libraries, and communities that have resulted in programs or projects which demonstrate the great potential and spirit of rural Wisconsin."