2023 Year in Review: Early Childhood

Animals, nature, and kindness were the main themes of this year’s most popular early childhood lists. There’s a wide variety here; old classics show up alongside new popular titles, dinosaurs show up alongside books on friendship, and books with built-in...

2023 Year in Review: Children’s Literature

When kids decide they love something, they really go all-in! The main themes of this year’s “most circulated” list are serieses and silliness. Seriously, I had to go to the fourth item on the list to find a juvenile fiction title that wasn’t...

Get a library card!

Ten very good reasons to get a library card: It’s cost-effective. Our library cards are FREE to all Wisconsin residents. (Patrons from out-of-state can still sign up for a card for a small fee of $35 per year per household.) It’s powerful. Our library...

Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play

Helping a child learn to read seems like a daunting task, but it’s really not that mysterious. There are five simple activities you can do with your child that will help them develop the necessary skills. Talk. Ask your child open-ended questions. Encourage them...

Spot the Troll Game

Where does fake news come from? Fake people, of course! Spot the Troll is an 8-question quiz that tests how well you can spot fake social media accounts. These are accounts that pretend to be run by real people, but are really run by organizations that try to sway...