About FVLC

The Fox Valley Library Council, Inc. (FVLC) was established in 1977 by the libraries of the Fox Valley. As a nonprofit corporation, the Council brings together the collections and professional expertise of school, public, academic and special libraries. The Council plans programs and services which allow sharing of materials and information with all residents of east central Wisconsin. The council also cooperates with other regional library councils throughout Wisconsin.

FVLC primarily serves the east central Wisconsin counties of Outagamie, Winnebago, Waupaca, Green Lake, Waushara, Marquette and Fond du Lac.


Join us on Friday, May 6, 2016 for "Humor for the Health of It" with Bill Collar, 9:00am-noon at the Kaukauna Public Library's new location. After the workshop, stay for lunch and the annual FVLC general membership meeting and elections. 

Documents for the meeting:


All school, public, academic, and special libraries in the Fox Valley area are members of FVLC  whether they like it or not.

  • Staff at any of these libraries are encouraged to participate.
  • Staff at Fox Valley area libraries may join the FVLC-L email list. Topics include meeting announcements and minutes, legislative alerts, and reference "stumpers." Join the conversation.
  • Get involved with FVLC! Contact any FCLC executive Board members if you would like to help. It's good -- and good for you.

FVLC Annual Meeting and Prorgam!

Humor for the Health of It
Friday, May 6, 2016, 9:00am-1:00pm

We look forward to seeing you at this Fox Valley Library Council event with speaker Bill Collar at the new Kaukauna Public Library (map)

This fun, upbeat presentation utilizes humor and historical references to emphasize the importance of keeping a positive attitude as the key to personal motivation and peak performance.  The value of enjoying life and finding humor in daily activities is examined through the use of pictures, anecdotes and real life experiences.  Humor and laughter help us transcend any predicament with feelings that are lighthearted, carefree, and hopeful.  Bill Collar says, “The shortest distance between two people is a humorous line.”   Take advantage of this opportunity to determine your H. Q. (Humor Quotient).  Lighten up and laugh!

The workshop will be followed by lunch, a tour of the new library, and the annual FVLC business meeting and elections. All are welcome to attend.

A couple of document for the annual business meeting:

The Agenda

The draft 2016-17 FVLC budget

Bill Collar was a social studies teacher and football coach for 35 years, the last 29 at Seymour High School.  He has been recognized as Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Wisconsin Teacher of the Year, and Wisconsin Football Coach of the Year. He coached state champions in football and track.  A unique motivational speaker, Bill combines a rich treasure of motivational principles with common sense and humorous anecdotes.

He has authored two books, Exceeding the Standards: Teaching with Pride, Poise, and Passion and It’s More than A Game, a character building book for youth.  A member of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Hall of Fame, Bill served as president of the organization for three years.  He earned a BS and MS from UW-La Crosse and has been honored as a distinguished graduate. Bill has spoken with groups ranging from the Wisconsin Badger Rose Bowl Champions to the national sales staff for Riddell, Inc.

Active in community affairs, Bill is president of the historical society, a past president of the Seymour Library Board, Friends of the Library, and was named Seymour’s Outstanding Citizen in 2007.