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The pioneers and the indians
disagree about a lot of things
for example, the pioneer says that
when you meet a bear in the woods
you should yell at him and if that
doesn’t work, you should fell him
The indians say that you should
whisper to him softly and call him by
loving nicknames
No one’s bothered to ask the bear
what he thinks
"Points of View" by Ishmael Reed, from Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice available in The Vault. (via foundinthevault)

House budget dismisses role of IMLS


Facts about library use in Rep. Paul Ryan’s own state of Wisconsin:

  • Just blocks from Rep. Ryan’s Wisconsin office, more than 716,000 visitors used the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin to access library computers and research databases, check out books and receive job training in 2013.
  • More than 65 percent of Wisconsin libraries report that they are the only free access point to Internet in their communities.
  • The Institute of Museum and Library Services administered more than $2.8 million in the 2014 fiscal year to help Wisconsin libraries prepare young students for school and provide lifelong learning opportunities for all Wisconsin residents.
  • The state of Wisconsin reported that more than 215,000 children participated in summer reading programs in state public libraries.

Advocates can support IMLS by tweeting Rep. Ryan at @RepPaulRyan.

April Events at Spencer Public Library

April 5
Anime & Japanese Culture Club 10:00 am
Come & Go Lego Club 2:00 to 4:00 pm

April 6
Dungeons & Dragons 1:00 pm   

April 7
Baby Storytime 6:30 pm
DIY Club 6:30 pm   

April 8 
Rabbits! Storytime 10:30 am

April 12
Doctor Who Club 1:00 pm
Teen Board 1:30 pm
Teen Gaming 2:00 pm

April 13-19 is National Library Week   

April 14 
Baby Storytime 6:30 pm

April 15 
I Love Books! Storytime 10:30 am

April 17
Children’s Ninja Party 6:30 pm

April 18
Teen Movie Day 2:00 pm

April 19 
Anime & Japanese Culture Club 10:00 am
Genealogical Society 1:30 pm

April 21 
Baby Storytime 6:30 pm
Adult Movie Night 7:00 pm

April 22 
Earth Day! Storytime 10:30 am   

April 25
Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony 5:00 pm   

April 28 
Baby Storytime 6:30 pm
Books to Movie Movie Night 6:30 pm   

April 29 
Night Animals! Storytime 10:30 am

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