Monday, 23 July, 2018


The Newbery Trail @Your Library

Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library


It’s usually September when my head pops up from the sand and I start my annual hunt for the Newbery winner.  This year, I decided to give myself a couple more months, to avoid the big rush at the end. (Oh, who am I kidding? There’ll still be a rush at the end; I’ll just have read more books.) Picking... read more

Wednesday Writing Group @ your Library

Will Richter, Reference Librarian


By Popular Demand

Are you a writer looking for space and time to dedicate to your work? Do you want to discuss your writing with others? Join the Library’s new writing group — the third Wednesday of each month. We will provide space and idea-starters. You bring a laptop or paper and pen along with your creative spirit.  All genres and styles welcome. 

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By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director


A few weeks ago my husband and I bought a camper and recently put it to good use for a week of camping in northern Wisconsin. It was so much fun which is why my column is devoted to highlighting materials in the library about camping. “Lightweight camping for motorcycle travel” by Douglass Frazier, “Camping & cooking with the bare essentials: your complete guide to easier... read more

Tiny Explorers @ Your Library

Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library


There was one thing I had forgotten.

This month we hosted our first foray into programming for babies, a program we named Tiny Explorers.  Not having any experience in library programming for the under 2 crowd, I spent months in preparation. What do babies like nowadays? What can we make from stuff we have around home? What are a few sturdy... read more