The Brick Collection List

Thank you to all the early Bellringer Race participants. Thank you to those who bought a t-shirt to support the library.  And a very special, “Thank You!” to all our sponsors and volunteers.  Without you all, the Bellringer would not be the special event it is for Our Mellen Hometown Celebration on the Fourth of July.  You may still register for the race online or in person on a paper form.  You just will not be receiving a t-shirt.  The Friends do have cowbells available for purchase again this year to “Bring & Ring” on the 4th.  We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

The 2023 Summer Reading Challenge has begun.  All ages welcome!  33 people have registered so far.  There’s plenty of time to record your reading points.  The Challenge ends Saturday, August 26th.  Sign-up at the library, read 25 points worth of books and enter a drawing for a $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificate.  Join us in the variety of programs available as they fit your schedule.  You may pick-up a paper list at the library or view the schedule on our website,

Summer Reading with Miss Lori will be held next Tuesday, June 20th at 10 am.  You may sign-up to attend by calling, 715-274-8331 or stopping by the library.  They will be painting, so plan accordingly.  This week it will be Sidewalk Paint Chalk Art.  Miss Cheryl has a mobile kite craft and a butterfly craft for you to Take & Make from the library.

The library now has a collection box for The Brick, thanks to our Kids, Tweens, & Teens.  Help us fill it to donate The Brick right here in Mellen.  Fruit: Canned Peaches, Canned Pears, Canned Fruit Cocktail, Canned Pineapple, Applesauce, and Dried Fruit; Breads & Grains: Mac & Cheese, Quick or Instant Oatmeal, Spaghetti Noodles, Hamburger/Chicken/Tuna Helper, Small Boxes of Pancake Mix, Small Bisquick, 1 lb. Bags of White Rice, Rice-a-Roni, and Boxed Scalloped Potatoes; Proteins: Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, Ravioli, Dinty Moore, and Canned Baked Beans; Vegetables: Canned Corn, Canned Green Beans, Canned Carrots Canned Potatoes, Stewed Tomatoes, and Spaghetti Sauce; Soups: Crm of Mushroom, Crm of Chicken, Tomato, and Hearty Soup; Baking and Pantry: 5 lb. Bags of Flour, 5 lb. Bags of Sugar, Muffin or Cake Mixes, Brown Sugar, and Oil; Condiments: Ketchup, Syrup, Small Containers of Honey, and Small Containers of Mayo; Misc. Personal Care: Small Laundry Soap, Dryer Sheets, Hair Shampoo, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Bar Soap, and Toilet Paper; and Fresh Produce: Small Bags Fresh Carrots, Bags of Apples, Bags of Onions, and Bags of Potatoes.  Thank you for helping us help those in need.

Happy Summer Reading!