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Monthly Memo Newsletter | March 2021


Monthly Circulation Statistics

Total Circulations in February 2021

  • Traditional: 63,700 81.2% 81.2%
  • OverDrive/Libby: 10,292 13.1% 13.1%
  • Hoopla Digital: 4,445 5.7% 5.7%

Pilot agreement passes ALS board, moves to LLS board

A pilot agreement for an exchange of services between Lakeshores Library System and Arrowhead Library System has passed ALS board and will go to the Lakeshores board in May.

The agreement outlines an exchange of ALS’s marketing & promotions services for Lakeshore’s information technology services.


Don’t miss these Wisconsin Library Strong videos!

Thank you to Vicki Teal Lovely, Thomas Lovely, and George Sande for producing these three Strong Libraries = Strong Communities: Library Patron Stories videos shown at WLA’s Library Legislative Day.

WAPL conference goes virtual

May 4 – 7, 2021

The WAPL 2021 Committee is finalizing an engaging conference scheduled to take place:
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through Friday, May 7, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

With a theme of LIBRARY STRONG, the goal of this year’s four day conference is that attendees will leave feeling emboldened, connected, and strengthened in their library work.
More information, including this year’s keynote speaker, to come in the next two weeks (mid-March).

WAPL Conference Logo: Library workers in stacks, the words "Library Strong"

OverDrive’s Big Library Read returns April 5

The next Big Library Read kicks off on April 5 with the ebook: The Art of Taking It Easy by Dr. Brian King

From a psychologist and stand-up comedian comes a practical, yet laugh-out-loud, guide to embracing humor to reduce stress and live a happier, fuller life.

Help spread the word about Big Library Read
Get your community excited about Big Library Read with our marketing materials, which include social graphics, a poster and press release template.

And readers have a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and signed book by the author if they use #biglibraryread on social media.


Promotional image for the April 5th OverDrive Big Read featuring the book cover of "The Art of Taking It Easy"

2021 SSCS Paralibrarian award – Call for nominations

Do you know someone who is excellent at their job in every way? Would you like to celebrate them for all they do? The SSCS sponsored paralibrarian award celebrates non-MLIS library workers who provide excellent library serv​ice and work to further the role of library support staff in the profession. So look around your organization at the shelvers, desk staff, assistants, programmers, processors, and others.

If you see excellence in one of your coworkers, please follow the link below to learn more about the award and nomination process. The applications are due on April 23rd.


SHARE Directors’ Council:
Tuesday, April 6, 9:30 a.m.

Board of Trustees Meeting:
Wednesday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.

SHARE Coordination Meeting:
Tuesday, April 20, 9:30 a.m.

Librarians Meeting:
Wednesday, April 21,
9:30 a.m.


Steve Platteter

System Director

Tovah Anderson

Public Information Coordinator

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