With the weather growing colder we can no longer deny that winter is upon us here in Wisconsin. On an average year, the coming of winter can bring both dread and happiness for many. With the changes to our lives with COVID-19, many individuals have been overwhelmed with a sense of dread for the 2020/2021 […]
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About Libby, Community Resources Specialist
Libby is an Advanced Practice Social Worker. She completed her Masters in Social Work with an emphasis on Mental Health from the University of Wisconsin Madison. In her free time she enjoys playing kubb with her family, hanging out with her partner and their two dogs and four cats, remodeling their home, cross stitching, and traveling. She is happy to be the first library social worker in the state of Wisconsin, and loves finding new ways to assist the community.
I see you. You are tired. You do not see an end to the exhaustion. You are feeling and doing everything you can to make it from one day to the next. You are fighting battles that some do not see. You are giving and giving and feel like you might break any day now. […]
It is time for wellness check in. Today we are choosing to look inward and focus on ourselves, not the rest of the chaos of the world. This is not about a battle with ourselves, but rather reminding ourselves how strong and amazing our bodies are and that we can assist ourselves in doing a […]
People have been grasping at ways to understand what is happening in the world right now. I have heard comparisons to everything from slavery to the Nazi Regime as well as many names for COVID-19. Some of you may be thinking “wow that’s extreme”, while others may be thinking that those are completely reasonable comparisons. […]
What Do We Know About COVID-19? We do not know when the novel coronavirus disease 2019/ COVID-19 will reach Eau Claire. What we do know is that the library will still be here for you in some way no matter what. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been keeping track of the […]
February is well known as Black History Month, but by no means should we only expose ourselves to diversity during this month. One way that we can continuously expose ourselves to diversity without spending money or traveling is by visiting your local library. Your library houses books and media that contains stories written by and […]
For many, the winter season can bring cheer, family connections, and gratitude. Winter is also known to bring depression, stress, isolation, sleep disturbances, and health issues. No one is completely immune to the stress that winter can bring, and each person has a different balance of the positive and negatives that this season brings. If […]
October is National Health Literacy Month. Health Literacy is the degree to which and individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. Librarians understand that information is the best tool for individuals to have when making these health decisions. Libraries play an important […]
Change can be exciting, scary, interesting, uncomfortable, and wonderful. Sometimes it happens all at once. If you have visited the library in the past several months you may have noticed more than just new materials to check out. There’s new furniture, re-imagined spaces, and new faces to help you. The library is working hard to […]
May is Mental Health Awareness month, an opportunity to discuss openly about taking care of our minds as well as our bodies. It is essential that we take care of ourselves as well as other’s mental health if we can. We all have emotions, so let’s talk about them! We do not need to have […]
Most in-person library services are paused until further notice. Our Park & Pickup materials pickup service has resumed.
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