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Idea Share Breakfast

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Idea Share Breakfast at the Bluebonnet Diner. This event was a huge success so we will be doing it again — hope to see you there next year!

Join us on the Bus!

Join us on the bus to Library Legislative Day! Every voice makes a difference  so sign up now to join us on March 7th, 2017.  Don’t be shy — new people are encouraged to come and join in. Make a difference, meet cool librarians and have fun at the same time!
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Help us advocate for YOU!

Advocating for libraries helps everyone but we need your help more than ever! Join WMLA today to help support advocacy efforts and get updates on our upcoming campaign to keep libraries ALIVE in Massachusetts . . . click HERE to join!


October Annual Meeting

Our speaker for this year’s Annual Meeting will be Kelly Galanis, aka the Red-Headed Diva


 The_Red-Headed_Diva_2011-06-22_20-52-29Kelly Galanis aka the Red Headed Diva

The Social Explosion: Staying Ahead of the Game in a Media Overload Society

Thursday, October 20th at 10am at the      West Springfield Public Library


Kelly is a higher educational professional with thirteen years of experience who’s mission is to help individuals and institutions develop a positive, confident social image by educating them on the proper way to use Social Media. Kelly will give a dynamic talk on how to use social media effectively and integrate new media into your mission and strategic plan.

The Annual Meeting will be held on October 20th at 10am at the West Springfield Public Library.

Legislative Day

Register now to take the bus to the State House in Boston for Library Legislative Day on Tuesday, March 8th!

Click HERE for the form.

Remember, we need YOUR help to convince legislators to restore library funding. If we don’t tell them, no one else will! So sign up now and get on the bus — only $20.  Complete schedule and information on the registration form.

Intrepid Librarians at Legislative Day 2015

Bonus! Here is a “Guide for Newbies” put together by WMLA Board Member and Library Commissioner Jan Resnick.

Meeting with Senator Humason

A big THANKS to Senator Don Humason for spending time yesterday discussing library needs at the state and local level!

From left to right: Library Commissioner Mary Kronholm, WMLA Board Member John Ramsay, Westfield Athenaeum Director Dan Paquette, Sen. Humason, Emily Williston Memorial Library Director Nora Blake, MLA President Eric Poulin.

Thank you for attending the Book Buzz!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         book buzz edit Thank you to the leading regional publishers who appeared at this event… 

agawam 2October 15th  10 A.M. to 12 P.M. Agawam Public Library

Participants heard short talks and saw displays from:  Adams Media – University Press of New England – University of Massachusetts Press –  Storey Workman & Timber -PFP Publishing