Columbus Metropolitan Responds to Hunger: Summer Meals and More

WebJunction
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Published: 12 October 2017
Columbus Metropolitan Responds to Hunger: Summer Meals and More

As a library looks ahead to its busiest programming schedule of the year, why would it consider becoming a summer meal site? At Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), staff realized kids were hungry from the time they arrived at 9am until they left at 5pm. During the summer vacation, these kids and their families didn’t have access to the meals they depend on during the school year.

CML started offering summer meals in 2002 by partnering with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD) and its summer meal program. CRPD is the USDA Summer Food Service Program provider for Columbus,... Read more

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Social Library, Volume 93

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 10 October 2017
Social Library, Volume 93

This week's edition of our Social Library series represents a sampling of some of the exceptionally innovative programs, events, and news from the libraries we follow on Facebook. Whether picking up on the latest craze, or reaching unlikely patrons with new community partnerships, these libraries are definitely thinking outside the box! If you'd like to see your library featured in a Social Library edition, please let us know via social@webjunction.org or find us on Facebook. If you'd like to see your library featured in a Social Library edition, please let us know via social@webjunction.org or find us on Facebook.

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Learn Free with the Goodwill Community Foundation

WebJunction
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Published: 04 October 2017
Learn Free with the Goodwill Community Foundation

Next time you drop your yard sale rejects off at the local Goodwill, take a moment to think about what they do with the proceeds from their retail stores. You may be surprised to find out about the numerous programs they support that provide education, employment, and life enrichment opportunities for people in your community. Almost sounds like a library, right?

The Goodwill Community Foundation isn't a library, but is still pretty neat in its own right. One of the interesting programs they offer is called GCF LearnFree.org. This is a program that creates and provides quality online learning... Read more

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Free October Webinars for Library Staff

Wyoming State Library
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Published: 29 September 2017
Free October Webinars for Library Staff

With October's arrival, the usual acceleration of time sets in. Before you and your team get too caught up in end-of-year and holiday rush, set aside some time for online learning! There's no time like the present, and you'll be looking at goals for the new year before you know it! This list of 86 webinars and 2 online conferences, covering 20 topic areas, was collected by the Wyoming State Library. It's updated monthly on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by topic.

For additional training, check out the WebJunction Catalog, free and open... Read more

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Library Needs and Responses to the Opioid Crisis: A Town Hall Summary

WebJunction
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Published: 21 September 2017
Library Needs and Responses to the Opioid Crisis: A Town Hall Summary

The opioid overdose and addiction crisis is crashing through American cities and towns. Opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, now kill 91 people each day and the number of opioid associated deaths have more than quadrupled since 1999.1 To explore library needs and responses to this growing crisis, WebJunction, in collaboration with the Public Library Association (PLA), hosted a virtual town hall on September 12. This provided an opportunity for library staff, community health practitioners and other city and county partners to come together, ask questions and share experiences.

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