It has been twenty-three weeks (yes, I am counting) since the state’s initial stay-at-home order. By day three, I wanted a puppy. Now I know what you are thinking: “Ah, yes, yet another pandemic puppy,” and maybe you are right. But what better way to get through this pandemic than to bring home a lovable […]
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About Anna, Information & Reference
Anna is the Reference & Digital Services Librarian at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. She loves working with customers at the reference desk, teaching people how to use all library resources, and putting her "maker hat" on in the Dabble Box.
It has been sixteen weeks since my daughter was last in school with her friends, her first grade teacher, her regular routine. The last time she sat down with her best friends in the cafeteria or made a piece of art surrounded by her peers. The last time I got to walk her the two […]
As our doors remain closed, staff at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library are busy at their homes in Chippewa, Bloomer, Eau Claire, Menomonie, and even Spooner, WI, creating online programming, answering reference questions, troubleshooting issues with digital media, connecting with local musicians for an upcoming video series to highlight the artists featured in our […]
binge-read [binj-rēd] verb The act of reading large amounts of text in a short amount of time The reason you haven’t eaten, bathed, slept, or absorbed sunlight in the twenty-four hours following the release of the conclusion to your favorite series[i] [i] “binge-read.” the EpicReads.com [glos-uh-ree]. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://www.epicreads.com/blog/epic-reads-glossary/ Used in a sentence: […]
One of Information & Reference staff’s favorite things to do is to connect people to our library’s free digital resources. From Freading to freegal, we love teaching customers how to use these services. And now we have a new service we would love to teach you how to use so you can start learning Shakespearean […]
Did you know that the month of March proffers such fun-filled days to celebrate as National Peanut Lover Day (March 1), National Panic Day (March 9), and Everything You Do Is Right Day (March 16)? If you have ever checked out in Greg’s lane at the circulation desk, you probably already know the special celebration […]
Seriously, you can stay at our house, John Wick. And that has nothing to do with you being portrayed by Keanu Reeves. Well, it doesn’t hurt that you’re played by Keanu, but that isn’t why you can stay at our house. It is because I’m worried about you. From the moment you lost your beagle, […]
Attention all Badgerlink users: there are seven new upgraded resources and some upcoming changes to existing resources you should know about. Some of these changes include name changes and replacements of resources you may have grown accustomed to using. If you have any questions about these resources, please visit staff at Information & Reference for […]
For the past sixteen days, I have been raising caterpillars in our kitchen. On June 28, my 5-year-old came home from the last day of her Chippewa Valley Montessori summer school program with a small empty ice cream container with a hole covered by window screen and a handout on finding caterpillar eggs and fostering […]
When you hear the word wellness, what comes to mind? Meditation? Therapy? A day at the spa or the ability to achieve full mental and physical potential? The concept of wellness as the state of being in good health has become increasingly mainstream over the past thirty years thanks to increasing wellness programs in the […]
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