As the days grow longer and spring weather arrives, we invite you to join us in taking time to celebrate the ways that library services make a difference for all Wisconsin residents. Libraries in our schools and academic institutions along with our public libraries in villages, towns, and cities across the state provide reliable and responsive services to local communities at the same time they are continually innovating to engage new users and meet emergent needs.
State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor has published an editorial sharing a message of gratitude to Wisconsin’s public libraries and library workers, who over the past year have risen to the challenge and re-emphasized the critical role they have in our communities. Click here to read the full editorial.
The State Superintendent has also issued the following two proclamations in recognition of the valuable services that school and public libraries provide:
- Proclamation of April 2021 as School Library Month in Wisconsin
- Proclamation of April 4-10, 2021 as National Library Week in Wisconsin
With truly remarkable dedication, libraries have adapted to their users’ needs and priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Libraries have continued supporting communities as they engage in vital conversations about equity and justice for people of all backgrounds and identities. And we know libraries will continue to move forward into the future with creativity and perseverance.
We hope you will share widely with library staff, trustees, and community members these words of appreciation.