Our Friends

We had a nice turnout for our Friends Open House.  We even gained a couple of new members.  It was a nice opportunity to look back on all the Friends have accomplished over the years.  The Friends established their organization on December 8, 1976.  And will be celebrating 50 years right before the Library celebrates its centennial in 2027. The Friends furnished the inside of the new ‘2010’ library including the purchase of blinds for all the windows in the entire building.  They paid for the construction of a storage addition in 2013 and Library sign for the building and the free-standing sign.  The Friends along with a grant from Enbridge and a memorial gift from the family of Shirley Van Dyke added an outdoor patio space just last year.  Their newest project is replacing the flooring in the library.  It is slated to take place before the end of the year.  In addition, the Friends sponsor our Summer Reading program, author visits, special programming, and the purchase of new books.  The Friends’ family fun Annual Frog Jump is a highlight every year.  They do this all through their Raffle, Bellringer Race on the 4th of July and their Used Book sales in addition to memorial gifts and donations.  There is still time to become a member and join this great group of people in supporting the Library.  The winner of the polar fleece blanket that was made and donated by Sally Sarnstrom and given to the Friends in memory of her mother, Joan Schultz, is Laura Neumann.

School’s out early on the 8th!  We invite you to stop by the library and pick up our November Take & Make craft.  It’s a cute little turkey.  We also have new reading patch recording sheets to pick-up.  Reading Patches are actual iron-on patches of superheroes, dinosaurs, Pokémon characters, flowers, and Mario Bros., etc. to collect from reading.  25 reading points earns you a patch.  Points are the same as for Summer Reading: 1 point (or 1 book to color on reading recording sheet) for children’s fiction books, 5 points (or 5 books to color) for intermediate books, juvenile fiction books or juvenile non-fiction books. Once your books on the recording sheet are all colored in, you have earned 25 reading points.  Return the sheet to the library and pick out a patch and of course more books to read.

We’ll be painting with Cinnamon Cooney, The Art Sherpa, again on Thursday, November 9th at 6pm.  “Autumn Girl Dreaming” is the title of this work.  We have a few spots left.  Call 715-274-8331 or stop by the library to register and pick-up a supply list.

What Kind of Book Club Is This?!?! meets on Monday, November 13th to discuss, “Our Missing Hearts” by Celest Ng.  Our December book will be “Bossypants” by Tina Fey.  Let us know if you’re interested in joining us and we’ll ordered an extra book for you to read through inter-library loan.