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Monthly Memo Newsletter | June 2021


Monthly Circulation Statistics

Total Circulations in May 2021

  • Traditional: 64,238 81% 81%
  • OverDrive/Libby: 10,810 13% 13%
  • Hoopla Digital: 4,581 6% 6%

Don’t Forget About These System Resources

Gale Courses

Choose from over 365 free, 6-week, online classes, led by professional instructors.

  • Professional Development
  • Technology Skills
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Test Preparation

Learn more about Gale Courses.

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Learn more about Transparent Language Online.


Register now for Trustee Training Week 2021

Registration is now open for Wisconsin Trustee Training Week 2021, which will be held Aug. 23-27. There will be one webinar each day from noon to 1 p.m. on a topic that’s relevant to public library boards, friends, and trustees. Webinars are available free of charge, and are open to anyone.

You must register for each webinar individually at More information is also available at that link, and you can also access recordings from the 2015-20 webinars.

Trustee Training Week is coordinated by the South Central Library System. This year, Trustee Training Week is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Public LIbrary Development Team, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Logo: Trustee Training Week

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics: Rock County

Open to public – Free
Register at or walk0-ins accepted
For more information contact Alison Chouinard at


  • Saturday, July 17, 10-4 pm
    Woodmans in Janesville, 2819 N Lexington Dr.
  • Saturday, August 7, 10-4 pm
    Woodmans in Janesville, 2819 N Lexington Dr.


  • Saturday, June 26, 10-4 pm at Woodmans in Beloit 1877 S. Madison Rd.
  • Saturday, July 17, 10-4 pm at Woodmans in Beloit 1877 S. Madison Rd. 
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Big Library Read Going on Now

Big Library Read is going on now! The featured title The Quiet Girl by S.F. Kosa is available with no waitlists or holds through July 12 from Wisconsin’s Digital Library on OverDrive and Libby. 

BONUS: Post on social media using  #biglibraryread for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet & signed book from the author.

Big Library Read graphic featuring the book cover of "The Quiet Girl"

Grant Opportunity ALA LTC: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries

3rd Round of Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) invites libraries in small and rural communities to apply for grant funding to help them address issues of concern in their communities.

Up to 650 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities will receive $3,000 each to tackle issues ranging from media literacy to COVID-19 safety to unemployment through three rounds of grants in 2020 and 2021. NOTE: Libraries that previously were awarded LTC: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grants are eligible to apply for additional funding to expand their previously awarded projects.

The third grant round is open from June 21 – September 16, 2021. Learn more and apply below.

Applications are due Thursday, September 16.

Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is part of ALA’s longtime commitment to preparing library workers for the expanding role of libraries. The initiative is offered in partnership with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL). 

Library Marketing and Communications Conference – Virtual for  2021


November 2nd – 3rd  – Online

Organized by the The Library Marketing and Communications Group

The Library Marketing and Communication Conference is designed for library employees of any level who are involved in marketing, communications, public relations, social media, and outreach in academic, public, and special libraries. Conference sessions will explore issues that are important for this niche of library work. Although we are unable to network with each other in person this year, we are excited to bring you a timely and practical virtual event geared specifically toward the necessary work of library marketing and communications. Sessions and speakers will provide practical tips and takeaways that can be immediately applied to any library’s communication and marketing efforts. We want all types of libraries to be in better positions to have their messages heard and to have their services well-used and appreciated.  

Registration is not final until payment is received and processed.

Any questions?  Contact or call 972-851-8000

LMCC Online Conference Code of Conduct


Steve Platteter

System Director

Tovah Anderson

Public Information Coordinator

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