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YES, WE ARE OPEN!

As with so many places around the country, and the world, the Eau Claire library is now open for business. And like most businesses or organizations, it is not business as usual.  You need to know right off that anyone coming into the library, for any reason, or any amount of time, needs to schedule […]

To Socialize, Or Not To Socialize

It shouldn’t have to be a question! Though we refer to the expectation of distancing ourselves from others around us as “social distancing,” it does not mean that we have to negate all social activities we could have with others. Socializing is best in person, but that is not necessarily the only method of socializing. […]

Getting Things Done

My summers are usually filled with lots of fun events. Normally, we go on a road trip (or two), attend music festivals, play on a volleyball league, and enjoy our time at the fairgrounds. Now suddenly, I find myself left with canceled events and lots of time on my hands. You’d think that I would […]

Dare to Experiment

As the pandemic has kept me mostly confined to my workplaces and home, I’ve found I’ve had a lot more time to delve deep into the Internet. Specifically, I have become obsessed with three YouTube series, The Burger Show, Burger Scholar Sessions, and Strictly Dumpling. I spend my evenings with a video game on one […]

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Nurturing Wellness

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 […]

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Season of the Witch

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 […]

When Next We Meet

Since mid-March, the library team has worked diligently to ensure our customers have access to experiences such as online reading, online story time, WiFi, in-library materials, Home Delivery Services through books by mail, virtual reference services, hold pickup services, and so much more. The Reference Services Team is looking forward to reaching our new normal […]

Adult Summer Reading is a GO!

Change and uncertainty have become the new norm, but there are some things that remain constant. The Packers and the Bears are still rivals, gravity prevents us from floating off into space, and the library will offer a summer library program. You read that right! The library may not be open yet and yes, we’re a […]

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Peaceful Protests

In light of the recent local protests that turned worldwide, and sometimes violent, I thought that a quick history lesson on peaceful protests was a needed topic to discuss. Since the United States is a democracy, the power lies with the people. We the people are given a voice in government, with the right to […]

Nonprofit Resources

Nonprofits benefit their communities by responding to the needs of the at-risk and marginalized, by supporting community goals, and more. If you’ve ever thought about starting a non-profit, or if you’re running a non-profit and looking for additional assistance, the library can help. The library website has three pages to support nonprofits: Resources for Nonprofits, […]