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5 Reports to Read for Library Marketing

From The ‘M’ Word – Marketing Libraries blog, we picked up this handy summary of recent reports to inform your library marketing. From the post: Here are their reading recommendations; read the full post for the full scoop on each. All are free, except  for the academic libraries statistical report from the Association of College […]

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Government Book Talk Reaches 1 Million Views

From the U.S. Government Publishing Office Since its inception in late April of 2010, Government Book Talk’s mission has been to “spotlight the amazing variety of government publications and their impact on ourselves and our world – and have fun while doing it.” Well, over one million page views (and counting) later, they’ve done just […]

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School Libraries: A Student Right

By Doug Johnson Reposted from the Blue Skunk Blog Here’s a little riff on ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Declaration for the Right to Libraries… Declaration for Student Rights to School Libraries Thomas Jefferson wrote, “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” An educated citizenry is the product of […]

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First Lady Mead Partners with Sponsors to Give Books to Fourth Graders

First Lady Carol Mead has partnered with several corporate sponsors to provide a copy of her second children’s book, Blazing Wyoming Bonnets, to fourth graders throughout Wyoming. “Advancing early childhood literacy has been and continues to be a passion of mine,” Mrs. Mead said. “Putting books into the hands of Wyoming’s children provides an opportunity […]

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September 2018 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the September 2018 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Subscribe today, and we’ll send the Outrider straight to your email inbox each month. You can also see past issues. Have news you’d like included? Contact Susan Mark, WSL publications specialist, at or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

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News in Brief

Stand for the Banned Read-Out Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country have staged local read-outs, continuous readings of banned and challenged books. Submitted videos may be featured on the Banned Books Week YouTube channel. Suggestions for video content include reading from a banned or challenged book, sharing why a […]

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People News

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Grant Opportunities

Whole Kids Foundation Gardens Grant DEADLINE: October 15, 2018 The Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to helping kids eat better and enjoy it. The foundation will provide $2,000 grants to support new or existing edible school gardens. Whole Kids Foundation Bee Grant DEADLINE: October 15, 2018 Grants and/or equipment support for an educational bee hive […]

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Featured GoWYLD Resource: Arts Databases

The end of summer is nigh, which means cooler weather and football are back, it’s hurricane season on the east coast of the United States, and it’s time for us to begin preparing for another Wyoming winter. Notable celebrations in September include Ask a Stupid Question Day, Banned Books Week, and several national food “holidays,” most of […]

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Upcoming Webinar Features Bookflix

Bookflix is a literacy resource for grades PreK-3 that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related ebooks. Animation, audio, and interactive games are designed to reinforce core reading skills. Join Chris Van Burgh for a look at this terrific resource for public libraries, school, and home. The free webinar will take place this Thursday, September […]

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