Best wishes to all as we start the 2020-2021 School year!  And as you begin a new year of learning, let us know what sparks your interest.  That little one that has become interested in vehicles may enjoy our new collection of construction vehicles including:  cranes, excavators, front-end loaders, road rollers, and flatbed trucks.  Need to relax?  Checkout our new collection of, “Yoga Is for Everyone”.  We continue to add new titles to our collection, so if you hear about a new title, call, and let us know.  We may have it ready to go on our shelf or we may be able to place a hold for you.  Either way we’d love to hear from you and help with your reading and/or viewing materials.  

Our Curbside Service is ready to serve you.  Call:  715-274-8331 or email: [email protected], the Library and leave a message or note with your requests.  You may also place holds using your library card.  Holds may be placed on any items found on the Merlin Catalog.  Our delivery service is running and books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD and magazines may be borrowed from our Northern Waters Library Service neighbors in addition to our Mellen collection.

Summer Reading Points deadline is next Monday, August 31st.  Call or email (listed above) with your point totals.  50 reading points earns a ticket into the Summer Reading drawing sponsored by the Friends of the Library.   Prizes are:  $50, $25, and $15 x the three groups: 5th Grade & Under, 6th-12th Grade, and Adults.  The drawing will be held at the next Friends of the Library meeting on Thursday, September 3rd at 6 PM.

Withdrawn library books will be “Free on Friday” 1-4 PM.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.  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.  Thank you!  In case of rain, this event will be canceled.

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.
Hope to see you soon, Curbside!