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Updated 2/1/24: Statewide Beanstack Contract Notice

The Library Services Team has confirmed Zoobean, LLC. is continuing access to Beanstack for all Wisconsin public libraries and school districts at no cost through April 2025. Our staff is widely sharing this information, so you’ll probably see it a few times.

If you have questions about this access, please reach out to

DPI staff, as always, will continue to be available for any clarification or support.

2023 Year in Review

As 2023 comes to a close, the DPI’s Library Services Team would like to thank all the public system, local, and school library staff along with our external stakeholders with whom we have collaborated with this year.  

WI 21st CCLC 2024-25 Grant Applications Now Available

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is pleased to announce the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Grant competition, for funding beginning in the 2024-25 school year.

The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is threefold. A 21st Century Community Learning Center provides an array of activities during non-school hours, or periods when school is not in session (such as before and after school, weekends and during school breaks) that:

Registration Now Open: Library Workforce Development Collaboration Workshop in Hayward, WI

Libraries are asked to do more than ever to help their communities thrive. Staff are often asked to assist job seekers in gaining meaningful, livable employment. This can take the form of helping library users in online job searching, application prep, and other social/employment services, which can be challenging for frontline staff to navigate alone.