Spring 2006

Wisconsin's Water Library

Wisconsin's Water Library for Kids

By JoAnn Savoy

From Dr. Seuss to a simple explanation of the water cycle, our newest Web site, “Wisconsin’s Water Library for Kids”, features children’s books with aquatic themes that have won awards or appeared on best books lists.

Most books are for preschool through second grade children, although there are also materials for older kids. Besides fiction and nonfiction books, the Web site also has ideas and resources for story hours.

Users can browse recommended reading lists by topic (frogs, fish and fishing, Great Lakes, water pollution, etc.) and age group. Any adult Wisconsin resident can check out books online and pick them up at their local public library. Librarians, teachers, parents, grandparents, and kids are particularly encouraged to surf this latest addition to Wisconsin’s Water Library.

The site was constructed with the help of three graduate students enrolled in the UW School of Library and Information Studies Information Architecture course: Molly Kliss, Jodi Leslie, and Ellsworth Rockefeller. ASC Art Director Tina Yao used pictures from the Water Library’s Allied Drive Story Hour series to design the site.

The Aquatic Sciences Center is the administrative home of the
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute & University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

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