Five Library directional signs were recently donated and added to the city of Oconto Falls. A Library Board member noted that when he traveled to various towns, he would look for the Public Library. He saw that many towns had signs and we did not. Not only did he bring it up at a Board meeting, he felt that they were important enough, he offered to pay for them! Thanks Dave. Posted at five major roads coming into Oconto Falls, everyone can find the Library.
The NWTC Adult Art Class donated to the Oconto Falls Community Library a work of art made jointly by the class. The children’s book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert supplied the idea a painting of a turkey made by different fall leaves. Now residing in the children’s section of the library, our turkey greets everyone. Measuring six feet in diameter, this is one bird not heading to the dinner table. Class contributers were Kathy Johnson from Oconto, Anita Peterson, Carl Manikowski and Ron Murray from Oconto Falls, Nancy Sleeter and Mae Adams from Suring, Judy and Kenneth Darby from Lena.
The Oconto Falls Community Library and the Oconto Falls School District are teaming up to provide Library services to the residents of the Abrams area. Oconto Falls Community Library is a member of the Nicolet Federated Library System and the Owlsnet Consortium. By simply accessing the OWLSnet online catalog at www.InfoSoup.org, library users can place holds on items and arrange to have them delivered to the Abrams Elementary School on Tuesdays and Fridays for pick up. When we notify you that you materials are available at the library, just a phone call to us (846-2673) and we will see to it that they are delivered to the Abrams Elementary School. You will also be able to return your items through the Abrams School.
InfoSoup is a catalog of over 641,000 distinct titles, and 1.7 million items, owned and freely shared by 50 libraries in northeast Wisconsin. As part of its support for libraries in the Nicolet service area, Nicolet provides a daily delivery service between all the libraries, so there is no cost to the library or the user to request books from the OWLSnet consortium member libraries. Books of all types, movies, magazines, books on cd and music cds are among the items that can be found in the InfoSoup catalog.
If you don’t have a library card, with a quick stop at the library we can issue you one or if you have lost your card we can replace it for a $3.00 fee. All we need to issue a library card is a driver license with your current address. We can also help you learn how to navigate the InfoSoup catalog. If you are just beginning to use the computer, InfoSoup is an easy site to use and help you become more familiar with the web. Oconto Falls Community Library, come check us out!
We all remember the past summers where the library was not a cool place to be. By July and August our cooling system could not keep up with demand. This year our Library Board voted to replace the cooling and heating sytem in the library. We recieved grants from Focus on Energy and USDA Rural Facilities. On 3 hot days in July Johnson Controls came in and shut down any coolant that we had and installed the new system. So now we are nice and cool. Some would even say cold. I tell them to put a sweater on. Mark Desremaux, a local resident, works for Johnson Controls and headed the project. Pictured is Mark and Gordy in their ‘protective gear’.
Summer is almost upon us and the Library is planning Summer Reading Programming. The theme of this year’s program is “Catch the Reading Bug”. The Program will start on June 17th and run trough August 12th. June 17th will be a Story Hour, introduction to bugs from the High School Biology Department and frog races for the 3 to 8 year olds. We will also be having a program for the 9 and up age group. We will be making soap, altered books and putting on our own Project Runway Show. June 24th, Duf the Clown will be returning to provide Story Hour. July 1st will be no Story Hour but on the 8th through August 12th Mrs. Kurzynske will be back. We will be having the Zoomobile from NEW Zoo on July 22nd at 1:00 p.m. They will be bring five critters including Tobin the Turtle. As always, reading sheets will be available to pick up and prizes will be awarded as sheets are returned completed. Green Bay Press-Gazette will be hosting a reading program. Entries are available at the library. Fill out the entry form, pledge to read at least five books and mail into the Green Bay Press Gazette. Every week they will have book reviews in the paper. Students can submit their own reviews and drawings to be eligible for prizes from the Press Gazette. Barnes & Noble Booksellers is also having a reading program. Read eight books of your own choosing, fill out a Summer Reading Journal (available at the library), and return to Barnes & Noble between May 29th and Sept 2nd and receive a free coupon for a book. So there is plenty of opportunity to keep the kids reading during summer and hopefully they will have a little fun doing it.