50 Reading Points = A chance to win $50!  Summer Reading Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  $50, $25, and $15 x the three groups: 5th Grade & Under, 6th-12th Grade, and Adults.  The deadline for recording points is Monday, August 31st.  The drawing will be held at the next Friends meeting on September 3rd.  You may record reading points by phone:  715-274-8331, email:  [email protected] or Book Drop.  Share name(s) age(s) or age group(s) and number of points when calling by phone, email, or placing information in the Book Drop.  Points count when reading library books or books from home in any format.

To help in reaching a 50 point reading goal, Emily & I will fill bags for Curbside Pickup with 50 reading points in them.  It will be a surprise bag.  1 bag is good for the whole family.  We can fill a bag according to  your child’s or children’s interests, if you share those with us.  Reach out by phone or email.

“Free on Friday” for this week is canceled.  The plan is for “Free on Friday” to be back out under our maple tree on August 14th.  Then we’re changing one week to a Saturday, August 22nd 9 AM-Noon.  Then back for one more Friday, August 28th 1-4 PM.  If you touch it, you take it.  And if you chose not to take it, kindly place it in the Quarantine Bin for our next “Free Day”.  Be alert to your health and do not visit this event if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.  Please do wear a mask and practice physical ‘social’ distancing of 6 feet when others are present.  Thank you!  In case of rain or other inclement weather, these events will be canceled.

Thank you to Claira Jordan for hosting, “Free on Friday” again last week.

All returned library materials are quarantined for 96 hours (4 days).  This means when your books or DVDs or other library materials are returned the day they are due, or even a day or two earlier you may still receive a note about items being due or overdue.  They are in quarantine.  Mellen PL does not charge fines and once the library materials are checked in, your record is updated.

There will be no Curbside Pickup this Friday, August 7th.

Any interest in forming an online video chat Book Club?  Call 715-274-8331 and let me know.  Include what video chat company/product you’re familiar with.  Book recommendations welcome as well.  Call me!