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The whys and hows of library building and expansion projects
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A place for everything…and everything in its place

A place for everything…and everything in its place | Library Building Projects | Scoop.it
Prior to our library expansion, we had many issues with noise in our library.  Because everything was crowded, there was zero ability to allocate space appropriate to activities.  If you wanted t...
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Central Library Construction Progress - a set on Flickr

Madison's Central Library at 201 W. Mifflin Street is currently under construction. Construction began March 2012 and is expected to be complete in 2013. Follow the New Central Library page for updates.
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What’s so special about Andrew Carnegie?

What’s so special about Andrew Carnegie? | Library Building Projects | Scoop.it
I’ve asked myself this question over the years. Andrew Carnegie was a really important person in the history of libraries in our country. However, he didn’t actually donate to build For...
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Does digital spell doomsday for the public library?

Does digital spell doomsday for the public library? | Library Building Projects | Scoop.it
Buzz in the publishing industry these days isn’t if e-books will become more popular than hard copy, but when. This has led to librarian hand wringing: if you don’t need to come to the library ...
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Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries: The Value of Libraries

Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries: The Value of Libraries | Library Building Projects | Scoop.it

The Value & Importance of Libraries

Library advocates know that strong Wisconsin libraries keep us all in a better state.  Learn more about how to be a library advocate!

 

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Planning the library of the future….crystal ball not required

When I was a children’s librarian, sometimes around Halloween I dressed as a fortune teller (calling myself Esmerelda) and used a crystal ball to help me “reveal” fortunes to chil...
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WILL UNWOUND #713: “Crooks and Nannies”

WILL UNWOUND #713: “Crooks and Nannies” | Library Building Projects | Scoop.it
Yesterday at the coffee shop an elderly woman (early 90s is my guess) was happily sipping a cappuccino and reading a book on a Kindle.  This made me curious and I took the risk of interrupting her...
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Mayor kicks off $29.5 million Central Library reconstruction - Wisconsin State Journal

Mayor kicks off $29.5 million Central Library reconstruction - Wisconsin State Journal | Library Building Projects | Scoop.it
Mayor kicks off $29.5 million Central Library reconstructionWisconsin State JournalCity officials and library advocates have long sought to modernize the building, which is structurally sound but lacked space and technology and suffered from...
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Giving helps the giver

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These days, organizations doing fund raising are acutely aware of the fact that poor economic conditions, or fear of such, can deter giving.  As we are embarking on a capital campaign, it’s ...
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Dwight Foster Public Library's capital campaign brochure

Sample library capital campaign brochure

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Small investments with major returns

Small investments with major returns | Library Building Projects | Scoop.it
Most of us are feeling the financial squeeze.  So what to do about it?  I am not a big fan of get-rich-quick ideas.  I tend toward thinking that there is never a free lunch in life.  But still....
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To achieve you must believe. Believe in your library.

To achieve you must believe.  Believe in your library. | Library Building Projects | Scoop.it
When we were in the dreaming stage of planning our library expansion, our trustees and staff frequently visited libraries to gather ideas.  There is no better way to get inspired than to visit lib...
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