Bellringer Registration Is Open

The Bellringer Two Mile Race registration is open!  Register online here:

or pick up a paper copy from the library. This link will be on our library’s website, under the Friends of the Library’s tab, click Mellen Bellringer.  You will also be able to click a link to print your own form and mail it in.  Please note:  There is only one race, a two-mile event.  The deadline for our t-shirt order is NOON on Friday, June 14th.  Registration forms received after this date will not get a t-shirt. Of note, registration costs have been the same for a number of years, although the cost of putting on our event has not.  When registering prior to June 1, the cost will be $20 for those 17 & older and $16 for those 16 and younger.  On June 1st, $5 will be added to registration costs.

Sponsorship letters have been sent to our past sponsors and area businesses.  A sponsorship is $100.  If you would like to be a sponsor contact 715-274-8331 or stop by the library.  Sponsor’s will appear on the back of the 40th Birthday Bellringer t-shirt.  Your sponsorship helps in this biggest annual fundraiser of the Friends of the Library. In 2023, the Friends along with help from the Mellen Lions Club replaced the library flooring.  In 2022, The Friends Place outdoor patio space was dedicated. We appreciate all support; sponsors, race participants, volunteers, and donors.

The following businesses and families sponsoring the 2024 Bellringer so far are:  Ashland County Housing Authority, Bayfield Electric Cooperative, Deb Delegan & Family, Derek Heglund Construction, Kretzschmar Holsteins, Inc., Mountain Funeral Home, North Country Lumber Co., Inc, O’Dovero & Flesia Farm & Meat Market, Sam & Carolyn Kochel Family, Tamarack Health Ashland Medical Center, Tom Lazorik Electric, Town of Ashland, Cans for Kids, Tri-M Sanitary/Recycling, Camp Eagle Ridge, Ken & Kay Reader Family, Mellen Lions Club, Mellen Home & School Association, Inc., Northern Highlights, Northern Lights Electrical, and Thewis Busing. Thank you!!!

“Painter’s Library” with Michelle the Painter will be our online video painting tutorial this Friday, April 19th at 6pm.  If you’re interested contact the library.

Asahi Nordic Exercise classes continue through the month of May on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm. New and returning members’ welcome.  No mats needed; all exercises are completed while standing.  Wear comfortable clothing and join us for a routine of gentle stretching, balance, and wellness training.