Summer Reading

Summer Reading begins on June 1st.  Our theme is “All Together Now”.  Sign-up to participate at your next library visit. Encourage young people in your life to explore their hobbies and interests through reading as you explore yours: origami, bird watching, or acrylic painting; travel abroad, National Parks, or Wisconsin trails; gardening, woodworking, or baking; and so much more.  This year the Friends of the Library has purchased eight $50 gift cards from Barnes & Noble as prizes.  There are four age categories, and two gift cards will be awarded in each category:  Kindergarten & under, 1st -5th grades, 6th-12th grades, and 19+ years old.  One gift card will be drawn for, as in the past from those earning 25 reading points.  You may enter your name for each 25 reading points earned.  The other gift card will go to the person earning the most reading points. “All Together Now” let’s read!

The Friends of the Library will meet on Thursday, June 1st at 5 pm.  Following our meeting we will be having supper, before holding our first Bellringer Race Volunteer Telethon.  The change in routes, due to highway construction will mean a change in volunteer jobs for the run.  We’ll be getting an update from Race Director, Nicki Lazorik at our meeting and call people from our list of past volunteers to organize ourselves for the 2023 Bellringer Race.  New start & finish, new water stations, new corner flaggers – would you like to help, let us know at the library and we’ll add your name to our call list.  Thank you for supporting the library!

Please make a note and share with family, friends, and neighbors:  Not only is there a change in the Bellringer Race routes, but there is a much earlier deadline for those wishing to receive a t-shirt.  The deadline for t-shirt orders is NOON, FRIDAY, JUNE 9th.  You may register online here:  You may register for the race up until 8 am on the 4th of July – but t-shirts will no longer be available after the noon, June 9th deadline.  Thank you for noting and sharing.

Did you get your FOWL Summer Raffle tickets yet?  Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.  They are available from Friends of the Library members or at the Library. The drawing will be held on July 4th at The Friends Place (library patio) during our Bellringer Race Awards Ceremony.  Prizes: 10ft kayak, 2 two-day general admission tickets to Concert in the Corn, Corn Hole Game, Treat Yourself with $100, and $100 gas card.  The kayak is on display at the library.

Additional Library Programs: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Patch Program, and NWLN Passports.  Find out more by visiting the library.

Online offerings from our website:  The Digital Library: Libby (ebooks & audiobooks), Kanopy, Creativebug, New York Times, New York Times Cooking, and Transparent Languages.

Hope to see you soon at the library!