The Friends Place

Come and enjoy a beautiful view of the Penokee Mountains from The Friends Place at the library.  Grab a cup of coffee or tea from the Friends Coffee Corner and relax outside while reading the paper.  We have The Mellen Weekly Record, Ashland Daily Press, The Glidden Enterprise, Bottom Line News, and Ironwood’s The Globe available to read at the library.  There are outlets for charging your devices as needed.  We’ve added a plastic bin of games to play at the table.  It’s a beautiful spot to visit with friends & neighbors.

The library is again participating in the Northern Waters Library Network Passport program.  Pick up a passport from the library, visit other libraries in the Northern Waters Library Service area and have them stamp your passport.  Once you have visited 10 different libraries you will be entered in a drawing to win prizes.

Register by May 31st for the Two-Mile Bellringer Fun Run & save $5. The price goes up June 1.  Paper registration forms are available from the library.  You may register online here: Please call, 715-274-8331 if you have questions.

Thank you to all who have been adding to our collection of plastic covers from water bottles, soda pop, milk jugs, tops from spice containers, laundry detergent, etc.  Please continue to save them and bring them to the library.  There’s a white collection tub to drop them off in.  They will be used in creating an art piece this summer.

Our last Asahi Nordic Exercise class will meet Wednesday, May 29th at 4pm.  We’ll wrap up with a little party.  Bring a treat to share.

Borrow books now and jump start your summer reading.  We will start recording summer reading points on Saturday, June 1st.  There are four Summer Reading age categories: Kindergarten & under, 1st -5th grades, 6th-12th grades, and 19+ years old. Reading points will be awarded as follows: 1 point for Children’s Fiction Books, 1 point for Magazines, 5 points for Intermediate Books, 5 points for Juvenile Fiction, 5 points for Juvenile Non-Fiction Books, 10 points for Young Adult & Adult Books.  Earn 50 reading points and receive a reading medal.  Points may also be used to collect reading patches. Brochures with programming opportunities will be shared with students during their last week of school.  Be on the lookout for other prize opportunities!

Acrylic Painters will continue to meet through the summer.  Our next session is on Friday, June 7th at 6pm.  We’ll be painting along with Angela Anderson to create the “Rustic Barn in Wildflowers”.  Call or stop by the library to register and receive a supply list.

Hope to see you soon at the library.