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March Fourth and Be Counted

Your response matters. The 2020 Census is right around the corner and getting a complete and accurate count requires everyone’s help. From health clinics, fire departments and schools to even roads and highways, the census will shape many different aspects of our communities. Tune into your local news station on March 4th to learn how to march forth and be counted.

See our Census page for to learn more »

 

ALA Book Award Winners

Each year, usually in January, the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. The oldest and best known of these awards are the Caldecott and Newbery Medal. Check out our Children's Book Awards page our Award Winning Books for Teens page for this years ALA winners and honor books and to learn more about the awards.

Census 2020

The 2020 Census marks the first time there will be a widely available online response option. Have qusestions about the 2020 census? Want to learn more about how the online option works? Check out our 2020 Census page for quick links to commonly asked questions about the census.

 

2019 National Book Awards

The 2019 National Book Award winners were announced on Wednesday, November 20th. Check out this years winners and finalists for Fiction and Nonfiction. To learn more about the books and authors, visit the National Book Award web site.

ArtistWorks for Libraries

Thinking about learning to play an instrument? Looking to sharpen your playing skills? If so, ArtistWorks maybe just be the thing for you. ArtistWorks for Libraries provides world-class voice and instrumental instruction through self-paced video lessons from industry and Grammy Award–winning music professionals. All for free with your library card! ArtistWorks offers beginning and intermediate instruction in a wide variety of instruments and styles. You can view a list of classes and instructors or visit the InfoSoup RB Digital web site (or download the RB Digital App) to take a look at the video classes offered. You can sign in with the same login you use for RB Digital Audiobooks and Magazines or register for a new account if you don't use those services. Just follow the instruction on the web site and/or app to register and sign in.

NoveList

Need a book recommendation from a source trusted by librarians? NoveList has hand-picked recommendations by book experts. Simply type in what you're in the mood for and NoveList will take care of the rest. For younger readers try NoveList K-8.

NoveList is made available through BadgerLink.