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Why Are Hold Lists Sometimes So Long in Overdrive/Libby
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by Scott Lenski Posted Sep 30, 2019

Today it’s not uncommon for folks to have a number of different devices that they can read and listen to books on. Transporting an iPad with 10 books downloaded is so much easier than stuffing 10 physical books in your luggage. So chances are you’ve heard about our digital collection of e-books and e-audiobooks in the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) collection available through Overdrive or Libby. If you are familiar with the collection, you may know that at times the holds list for e-books is much longer compared to the printed copy. There are a number of reasons why this occurs.

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NaNoWriMo- National Novel Writing Month
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by Sharon Nagel Posted Sep 19, 2019

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. It is an annual contest that began in 1999 to write a 50,000 word novel in the thirty days of November. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world undertake this challenge. The idea is just to write, not to edit or second guess yourself, but just to write. It is a fantastic way to jumpstart the writing process and get the words on the page, 50,000 words to be exact.

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Researching Your Family Tree
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by Kayla Livingston Posted Sep 12, 2019

Summer is coming to an end and the kids are back in school. Do you find yourself with a lot of free time? Maybe you want to dig into history but picking up a non-fiction book is a bit daunting? Try looking into your own family history as genealogy has become an interesting topic to library patrons from all over the country. Most of you may be familiar with Ancestry.com but you may not realize that the library has an edition you can use for FREE. Not only do you have access to Ancestry but we have the Newspapers.com site that has an entire world wide collection to look from. This can provide users with past obituaries or articles that relatives might be found in.

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Picture Books about Art & Community
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by Valerie Morris Posted Sep 5, 2019

Art is the self-expression of feelings, a vision, beauty, or a stance. Art can also unite communities when that art is placed in public view or brings the neighborhood together to create. This is a collection of picture books about inspired individuals and communities that used art as a way to improve their neighborhoods, share, and make a statement. These books are a great way to inspire children to create art of their own and have a voice.

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