⇒ Montello Public Library has created an Amazon Wish List to make it easy for people to donate materials and supplies.
⇒ Endeavor Public Library served 1760 free meals to kids during the 10 week "Free Lunch for Kids" program, and Menasha Public Library also provided free meals for children, as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program, If you're interested in having your library become a Summer Food Service Program sponsor, get info on how the program works and the role of sponsors and feeding sites.
⇒ Tablets for kids are now available at both Menasha Public Library and Fond du Lac Public Library. Early Literacy iPad Kits are available for 1-hour in-library checkout in the Menasha Public Library Children's Room, so that caregivers with preschoolers can "become familiar with iPads, apps, and skills related to reading, writing, and play"; and another set of iPads for School-Age Children are for use in the library by K-Grade 5 kids so they can explore 12 pre-loaded game apps, including CuriousRuler, StarWalkKids, Inventioneers, Hair Salon 2, Wildwood, Color Vacuum, Playground, InfiniScroll, PHLIP, OhNoFractions, Alphabet, Thinkrolls 2, and Toca Tailor.. Fond du Lac Public Library circulates six Playaway Launchpads that are "preloaded with age-specific educational, advertisement-free games grouped by topic (such as animals, dinosaurs and princesses) and by subject matter (such as math, science and the arts)."
⇒ Oshkosh Public Library has begun lending Chromebooks for use in the library. "Parents of Oshkosh West High School and Oshkosh North High School students - this would be a good chance to try out a laptop similar to the ones your kids will be using this year for school for the Learning Without Limits initiative."
⇒ Fond du Lac Public Library's BookCellar "used-books-and-more store" has moved from the library basement to the former pharmacy building next door to the downtown library, and is now known as Chapter 52. It's run primarily by volunteers, and all proceeds benefit library programming.
Photo credit: Pine River Library Leon and Saxeville Townships via their Facebook page