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January 2020

Congratulations to Milltown Public Library!

Milltown recently finished their remodeling project and moved back into their beautifully updated library. 
People in Milltown Public Library
Shelving and Fireplace in Milltown Library
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MORE online catalog graphic

New MORE Catalog Launch

IFLS is updating the MORE online catalog with Bibliocore. This update will make the catalog more intuitive to use and improve searching and browsing features. There’s even the option to review books you’ve read and share lists with other users. Current public launch date is February 10.
Questions? Contact Lori Roholt, IFLS MORE Administrator
Click Here to Open Catalog

Prescott Public Library
Dresser Village Library
Turtle Lake Library


These libraries are the most recent IFLS libraries to go fine free. 22 of of 53 libraries in IFLS are fine free. 

Wisconsin's Kevin Henkes wins Children's Literature Legacy Award

Author Kevin Henkes

Our own state’s beloved author and illustrator Kevin Henkes has won the Children’s Literature Legacy Award this year for having made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences. 

Awards for Youth Literature Announced

There is a lot of buzz about the American Library Association, Youth Media Awards which include the Newbery and Caldecott Awards, among several other illustrious awards.  They were just announced on Monday, in case you missed it. 

Wisconsin’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center also announced the Zolotow Award and Honor books, for high quality text in a picture book.
The Undefeated book cover
The Undefeated, by Kwame Alexander, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson (2020 Caldecott Award winner).
New Kid book cover
New Kid, by Jerry Craft (2020 Newberry Award winner)

Adult Award Winners Being Announced Now

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction winners are available here.  It looks like the whole list of ALA adult award-winners have not been updated yet on the Reference and User Services Association website. Those announcements will show up on the ALA News & Press page.

You might see increased demand for these materials, or want to feature them in a display, suggest them to people, or read/listen/watch them yourselves! 

Impact of Obesity in Wisconsin

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine predicted that within 10 years more than half of all Americans will be obese and 1 in 4 will be considered severely obese. The Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program at the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services provides an analysis on their website of how people in Wisconsin compare with national overweight and obesity rates. Overall Wisconsin statistics are consistent with nation averages and show 64% as either overweight or obese.

The Wisconsin Digital Archives provides access to information about obesity in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Digital Archives

Calendar and Continuing Education

Click on IFLS Website link below to get information about IFLS meetings and upcoming workshops. 
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