Families who need help with fixing, obtaining or returning an MMSD Chromebook, Chromebook charger, or hotspot, can call 608-204-5678. Help is available to them from June 22-July 31 through the Family Tech Support Help Desk. If families need assistance after July 31, they will be able to contact school personnel for assistance once the school year begins again.
Las familias que necesiten ayuda para arreglar, obtener o devolver un Chromebook MMSD, un cargador Chromebook o un punto de acceso pueden llamar al 608-204-5678. La ayuda está disponible desde el 22 de junio al 31 de julio a través de la mesa de ayuda de Family Tech Support. Si las familias necesitan asistencia después del 31 de julio, podrán comunicarse con el personal de la escuela para recibir ayuda una vez que el año escolar comience nuevamente.
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SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Available April 30 through July 29, 2020, SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks a week--pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Register for SYNC and sign up for email or text alerts at www.audiobooksync.com.
From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, a young adult edition of a startling—and timely—history of voter suppression in America. The milestone election of President Barack Obama should have been a signal of racial progress. But in the aftermath of this victory, a movement has emerged that threatens a cornerstone of democracy: the promise that each vote counts. When a 2013 US Supreme Court decision undid the protections offered by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the floodgates opened to voter suppression on a whole new scale. From photo ID requirements to gerrymandering and poll closures, this book explores the ways that racist political maneuverings work to limit voting rights—and the ways that activists are fighting to restore them. Complete with a discussion guide, photographs, and information about becoming involved during elections as a teen, this is an essential explanation of the history of voting rights—and a call to action for a better future.
Madison Public Library: For us the definition of Bubbler-ing has never fit neatly into a box–so get your Bubbler on! Learn, share, & create outside the box (while inside your house) with some of these stellar resources from library-lovin’ artists, authors, & makers from near and far!
Meet great authors all month long with Book a Day Live Chats. With in-person book tours canceled, there's no better time to connect directly with your favorite authors! Visit the Reading Group Choices Facebook page to view these live chats. The authors are waiting for your questions, which you can send in advance or ask during the videos! Also, if you miss a live chat, you can still find previous videos on their Facebook page. Join us!
This ongoing online book festival platform aims to bring readers and authors together with panels and events.
The festival—which features local, regional, and national authors—is working on an online lineup to replace the in-person festival this year. Authors originally set to participate included Imbolo Mbue (Behold the Dreamers), Gabriella Burnham (It Is Wood, It Is Stone), and Sarah M. Broom (The Yellow House).