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December 20, 2014

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Winneconne Public Library Welcomes ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Cast

L-R:  customer service specialist Tracy Aerts, 'Tin Man' Sam Engel, children’s librarian Amanda O’Neal holding Toto (Ladybug), 'Dorothy' Abby Litjens, 'Scarecrow' Luke Flunker, library director Holly Selwitschka,  marketing specialist Kelly Nelson

Collaboration comes in all shapes and sizes. Winneconne Public Library pulled off a ‘Wizard of Oz’ cast party that brought the tiny Winneconne community (pop. 2,300) together in a big way.

Fusenews: Never Forget

Morning, folks!  I do believe my comments feature is busted at the moment, so please don’t be alarmed if you can’t get anything to go through.  It’s frustrating for me as well.  Feels like an echo chamber in here.  Hm. Well, as you may have heard, A Chair, A Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy will […]

Fusenews: Like a common peasant

The Yellow Birds

They say that there are more children’s book authors and illustrators in Brooklyn than any other city in the nation.  How appropriate then that they should be the ones behind the inaugural Atlantic Avenue Children’s Literature Contest.  The rules are simple: If you have never written a published children’s book then you are eligible.  You […]

Page to Screen: Upcoming Kids’ Books Set for Film Adaptations

Scene from Oz the Powerful movie

The search for the next big film franchise usually begins with a beloved book or series, and film producers are continually eyeing the publishing world for inspiration. In fact, 2013 already promises a packed calendar of book-related film projects based on popular kid and young adult titles. Check out this roundup of releases that will have your students and patrons heading to the theater—and, hopefully, to bookshelves as well.