Wednesday, August 28, 2019

UPDATE. Hedberg Public Library, Janesville: Circulation and program attendance, 2009-2018

Hedberg Public Library in the news:
20Q: Catching up with Hedberg librarian Kara Blue.  (Janesville Gazette, 7/31/2019)
Kicks presents 20Q, a feature that introduces readers to people involved in the area’s arts and entertainment community. Compiled by kicks Editor Greg Little, each piece will include a short bio, photo and answers to questions that provide insight into not only that person’s artistic interests but also his or her unique personality. 
Kara Blue.  Libraries are magical places. Surprisingly, that’s a lesson Kara Blue didn’t learn until becoming an adult. In fact, the reference librarian at Hedberg Public Library didn’t frequent public libraries as a child. In her mind, she is living proof that “it’s never too late to discover what public libraries offer and how they can enrich your life.”
Renovations get underway at Hedberg Public Library.  (Janesville Gazette, 4/24/2019)
About four years ago, Hedberg officials began discussing the need to replace carpets, upgrade lighting and fix the roof, which was finished last year. 
Then Hedberg decided to expand the project after board members noticed efforts at other libraries to remodel their buildings for 21st-century needs, library Director Bryan McCormick said. 
What do 21st-century libraries look like? They don’t fit the old stereotype where everyone is silently reading. 
They instead emphasize flexible spaces where people can work together, McCormick said. 
These collaborative areas might have movable furniture, even movable bookshelves, so they can be used for programs, meetings, group work and any other needs that might arise on a given day, he said.

Families save the world in Hedberg Public Library's escape room.  (Janesville Gazette, 4/8/2019)

On Sunday, family groups undertook the task of learning the code every 20 minutes as part of an “escape room” activity hosted at Hedberg Public Library in Janesville. 
Escape room games require players to solve a puzzle in a limited amount of time using clues hidden in the room. 
In Hedberg’s room, teams needed the code to power up a reactor on an abandoned satellite so S.H.I.E.L.D. Commander Nick Fury of Marvel Comics fame could deliver an urgent message to a superhero. If the task wasn’t finished in 20 minutes, the message would be lost forever and a supervillain would be free to obtain the all-powerful Infinity Stones.
Related posts:
Madison Public Library. (8/26/2019)
Milwaukee Public Library.  (8/27/2019)
Brown County Public Library.  (8/27/2019)
Appleton Public Library.  (8/28/2019)
Waukesha Public Library.  (8/28/2019)

10/7/2018 update starts here.

Hedberg Public Library in the news:
Hedberg Public Library sees ways to stay relevant as community need's change.  (Janesville Gazette, 8/18/2018)
Hedberg Public Library renovation project receives $50,000.  (Jamesville Gazette, 9/18/2018)

10/31/2017 update starts here.

Hedberg Public Library in the news:
Hedberg Public Library seeks $1 million for renovations.  (Janesville Gazette, 9/9/2017)
Hedberg Public Library director voted chairman of state council.  (Janesville Gazette, 8/3/2017)
Janesville library teaches readers how to spot 'fake news'.  (Janesville Gazette, 5/12/2017)
Open books: Hedberg to host human library April 15.  (Janesville Gazette, 4/5/2017)

Other circ/program attendance posts:
Madison Public Library.  (10/29/2017)
Milwaukee Public Library.  (10/29/2019)
Brown County Public Library.  (10/30/2017)
Appleton Public Library.  (10/30/2017)
Waukesha Public Library.  (10/30/2017)
Kenosha Public Library.  (10/31/2017)
Marathon County Public Library.  (10/31/2017)

Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent HPL news:
Hedberg Public Library to receive bookmobile.  (Janesville Gazette, 4/29/2016)
The bookmobile is the brainchild of a Rock County Leadership Development Academy team. The academy is a non-profit that attracts community members interested in becoming better leaders or growing professionally, said Kyle Mair, manager at accounting firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause.
Hedberg Public Library encourages literacy with story time program.  (Janesville Gazette, 4/24/2016)
"Early literacy is a big part of everything we do at the library," Dietrich said. "It's mostly getting them ready to read. That can mean getting the kids excited about reading and working on all those little skills that most people are doing anyway, but maybe not realizing the connection. It is so important for children beginning to read to point out words in the book and what they are and all those little things that we can share with the parents in story time. We give them suggestions of things they can do at home."
Hedberg Public Library sees ways to stay relevant as community's needs change.  (Janesville Gazette, 3/27/2016)
Hedberg Public Library recently embarked on another attempt to invest in the community center aspect. In December, the library's board of directors voted to raise up to $3.5 million for a remodeling project to enhance the library's public events programs, technology and more.

Original 7/31/2015 post starts here.

Statistics found at Wisconsin Public Library Service Data: 1996 - Preliminary 2014. (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)

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