Storytime Starts 10/5/2022

Library School Storytime begins this Thursday, October 6 at 9 am. This is a program planned for three-year-olds to attend with an adult caregiver.  Activities will include listening to a book being read, learning rhymes, singing, and making a craft.  It’s a great opportunity for parents and grandparents to network and help the little ones in their lives build friendships and literacy skills.  And if Storytime just doesn’t fit your schedule, please think about signing up for 1000 books before Kindergarten.  You may find out more about either of these programs by stopping by the library during our open hours, Monday-Thursday 10 am-6pm and Friday & Saturday 9 am-Noon.  Or call us at 715-274-8331. 
The library is also starting a reading patch program.  We have 20 book bags to hand out to kids in 5th grade and under.  Although anyone can earn patches.  Pick up a sheet and color in books.  Points are counted the same as for Summer Reading.  Picture books = 1; intermediate, “J” fiction & non-fiction = 5, and YA (Young Adult) and all adult fiction & non-fiction = 10. 
This month’s Take & Make project is a cute paper pumpkin craft.  Stop by and pick up a project and check out our selection of back to school & Halloween books.  
The Monday night book club will meet on the 10th at 6 pm to discuss “Furious Hours, Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee” by Casey Cep. New members are always welcome.  
Mark your calendars now to welcome author, Jeff Hein, Mellen Class of 1981 to discuss his book “The Cimbri Appear” at the library, Wednesday, October 19th at 6;30 pm.  Jeff Hein was born and raised in Wisconsin and served in the U.S. Army for twenty years.  After retiring from the military and returning home to Wisconsin, he served as a county Emergency Management Director and Veteran Service Officer.  He is now retired and lives near Medford, Wisconsin with his wife Dawn and their two lab/shepherd mixes Daisy and Annie, aka Mischief and The Tank.
He holds degrees in Supervisory Management and Business Management and is a member of the Medford American Legion post 147 and VFW post 5729.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jeff decided it was time to move to the next phase in his life which was retiring from the workplace and pursuing a new challenge.  He decided to follow his passion of writing and completed his first novel “The Cimbri Appear”.
Jeff writes historical fiction based on ancient writings and modern archeological discoveries.  He loves to weave the story together with known facts and plausible fiction that fills in the blanks and could very well have been how things happened, keeping the reader engaged, while staying as true as possible to actual history.