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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:

Access to State Government Information Made Easy

The Wisconsin Document Depository Program makes access to electronic state government information easy and convenient for libraries! Librarians can review lists of recently archived state documents,which are regularly updated, and choose different options for providing access to library users. The following are the three ways distribution lists can be used to enhance a library’s collection.