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7.29.14  We’re so excited for Get Up and Go Day! on Friday, August 1! This Wisconsin PBS-sponsored program is all about highlighting ways Wisconsin families can be active, enjoy the outdoors, and be healthy! Click here “Kids and Teens” for full calendar.

7.22.14   Did you know that it’s perfectly acceptable to read teen books EVEN IF YOU AREN’T A TEEN? It’s true! There are such amazing authors who just happen to write for teens that you shouldn’t miss out even if you aren’t a teen anymore (and haven’t been for awhile). Give one of the following books a try and see what you’ve been missing:

Many of you already know that the library, as part of the city, is facing deep budget shortages in 2015. We have introduced a plan to keep both branches open, albeit at reduced hours and services. The plan, summarized in today's Tribune, assumes that there will be no further adjustments to the library's allocation from the city.

7.14.14  Parents, do you have trouble that seems to happen every night at bedtime? Then this New York Times article is for you.

Annie Murphy Paul, describes that the way to get kids to bed easier is to explain why it’s so important. Simply saying, “you’ll be tired in the morning” isn’t enough, but maybe talking about how they’ll become better at piano, or football if they get enough sleep is the key?

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