⇒ Leon Saxeville Library in Pine River received a Geraldine Hartford Waushara County Fund grant through the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. "The library was able to purchase 2 new computers for the Public Computer stations in addition to 3 new larger monitors with the generosity of the Community Foundation. Just last week the final technology upgrade was completed with the purchase of a Tablet for staff use and patron training opportunities. The Mobile piece of the Library System Software was being tested and now that it is available so we could finalize our purchases the Grant allowed us to afford." If your library is in Waushara County, the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is accepting applications for its Community Grants Program through August 15, 2014; here's where to get the Grant Policies & Procedures and application form.
⇒ The Winneconne Public Library was featured in the School Library Journal Teen Newsletter because of a blog post authored by Children's Librarian Amanda O'Neal that got the attention of School Library Journal; Marketing Specialist Kelly Nelson wrote the piece for national publication.
⇒ The Mill Pond Library Photography Club in Kingston had its first exhibition, and — through sales of prints and a prize drawing — the Club raised $330 which was donated to the library.
⇒ Fond du Lac Public Library was the 2014 winner of the CitizensFirst Walleye Weekend Grand Giveback. (The Grand Giveback is an opportunity for non-profits to tell their unique stories and earn a chance to win $1,000 to further their mission.) In addition, FDLPL was BadgerLink's Library of the Month.
⇒ Affecting all Green Lake County libraries, "After months of debate, Green Lake County Board Supervisors have voted unanimously to keep library funding at 100%, which will maintain the current level of funding for the five-year plan through 2016." [shared by Berlin Public Library]
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