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September 4 – Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.  If you don’t have a library card, stop by to get one.  You’ll need proof of identification with your current address.  You may then enter a special drawing for New Card Holders.  If you already have a card, each time visit the library and present your card for check-out,…

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August 28 – Back to School Books

     Happy New School Year!  The library has set out a variety of “Back-to-School” books.  Different choices from “I Am Too Absolutely Small for School” by Lauren Child to “The Kalahari Typing School for Men” by Alexander McCall Smith; “Reading Magic” by Mem Fox to “Montessori Learning in the 21st Century” by M. Shannon…

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August 21 – Friends Quilt

The Friends of the Library’s Quilt for their Fall Raffle is now on display at the Library.  The quilt was made by Judy Gibson and the design is stacks of books.  Judy donated the quilt to the Friends of the Ashland Library for a raffle and her friend, Elizabeth Webster won the quilt.  Well, being…

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August 14 – And the Winners of the Summer Reading Drawing are . . .

     This year’s summer reading challenge came to a close on Book Lovers Day . . . Winners of the the Friends of the Library’s Raffle are: Nora Rikkola-$50, Harrison Piff-$25, and Alice Piff-$10 in the 5th Grade and Under group; Kaylea Ritola-$50, Kyera Murray-$25, and Trinity Conley-$10 in the 6th-12 Grade group; and…

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August 7 – Summer Reading Celebration

The Summer Reading celebration will take place on Friday, August 9th, 10-Noon for all our Summer Reading participants.  This will include the drawing for the Friends of the Library’s cash prizes.  Please let us know if you plan to attend stop by, call (715-274-8331), or email (jenthewis@mellen.wislib.org) the library.  Children in 5th Grade and under…

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July 31 – Destination Book Club

Destination Book Club enjoyed an “out of this world’ discussion at Copper Falls State Park this past Friday. “The Martian” by Andy Weir and the “Universe In the Park” presentation by UW-Madison’s Astronomy Dept. made an interesting blend of fiction and non-fiction. One adventurous book club member would be interested in space travel, the rest…

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July 24 – Destination Book Club

This week the Library’s Destination Book Club will meet at Copper Falls State Park. If you’d like to carpool, meet at the library at 6 PM. If not we’ll see you down at the Copper Falls Concession Stand area about 6:15 PM. Grab a treat and get ready to discuss, “The Martian” by Andy Weir.…

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July 17 – Copper Falls Park Naturalist at the Library

Summer Reading continues . . . We will be hosting Diane Daulton, Park Naturalist and Visitor Services Associate from Copper Falls State Park. This special Wednesday afternoon program will be held on July 17th, 1-3 pm. Birch bark canoes will be our project. All are welcome to attend. Thursday, the 18th at 6 pm join…

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July 10 – Fun on the 4th

The 36 Annual Friends of the Library’s Bellringer Run was a success, due to the time and dedication of its many volunteers. Planning and work on the run begins in January. Months of making connections with volunteers, sponsors, donors, families and individuals. All the people who help before, during and after the event. All wanting…

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July 3 – Frog Jump TODAY!

Happy 4th of July! The Friends of the Library’s Frog Jump will take place at Gilman Park on Wednesday, July 3rd at 6:30 PM, rain or shine! Come join us in having a “Hopping good” time! Bellringer Early Bird pick-up & registration will be on Wednesday, July 3rd, 4-6 PM. Thank you to the sponsors…

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