Adult Services

According to the American Library Association, adult services are “materials, services, and programs designed to meet the needs of the adult users of a public library.” Adult services can include readers’ advisory for adults, computer classes, book clubs, services for job seekers, adult literacy programs, public programs for adults, and services to members of a specific group of adults such as senior citizens, immigrants, English language learners, and more. Teresa Schmidt provides adult services consulting to NWLS and its member libraries. If you have questions or suggestions about adult services, contact her at


Readers’ Advisory Resources

Adult Services News

LearningExpress Library Career Preparation

LearningExpress Library Career Preparation

Badgerlink includes a subscription to LearningExpress Library, a great collection of resources for anyone planning a new career or seeking employment. It includes information on writing resumes, interviews, and other job search and employment skills; practice tests...

Workforce Development News

The Library Workforce Connection (LWC) is a group of DPI staff and system representatives that grew out of the LAWDS workforce development grants from a few years ago. LWC continues to meet monthly, and we’ll soon be planning our activities for 2024. Is there a...

BadgerLink training and resources

BadgerLink training and resources

BadgerLink is celebrating 25 years, 1998-2023! Known as Wisconsin's Online Library, BadgerLink is a great collection of online resources for all ages. At Wisconsin libraries, schools, and Job Centers, patrons should be able to directly access BadgerLink resources...

Get out the glasses…

Get out the glasses…

It’s almost eclipse season! The continental United States will experience two eclipse events in the next year: an annular eclipse on October 14, 2023, and a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Northern Wisconsin is not in the path of totality for either event, but...

Adult Services Programming Directory

We all know how hard it is to find good library performers, especially performers that are willing to travel all the way to the NWLS service area. Let's work together to share information about the best performers and presenters at our libraries!  Did you hire a...

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