Here are great ideas and good news from around the Winnefox Library System:
⇒ Neenah Public Library received a collection of knitting needles as a donation, and has decided to circulate them. "To promote the collection we are going to set-up a knitting display. In the future, we will shelve the needles with the knitting books; therefore I decided to use the Dewey number 746.432. Patrons can check them out for 28 days and renew the needles. Patrons from other libraries can place holds and we will send them out. We decided to title the record using the type and length of the knitting needle and then include all the sizes on one record."
⇒ The friendly rivalry known as the Penny War raised $422.67 for Mill Pond Public Library in Kingston, and $142.57 for Markesan Public Library.
⇒ Menasha Public Library held a workshop on how to scan and store old family photos. Local genealogy group Family Roots-Wisconsin gave a presentation (how to scan old photographs on a flatbed scanner, upload them to your computer, edit the photos online, and then download them to a flash drive or post on Facebook), and staff talked about free use of the library's copier/scanner equipment.
⇒ Oshkosh Public Library has purchased five book sets for local clubs to check out, and plans to purchase additional sets in the future.
⇒ Winneconne Public Library is partnering with Two Men and a Truck for their Movers for Moms program that aids moms living in shelters. The library "will serve as a drop off site for creature comfort donations such as: nice soaps, hair-styling products, shampoos and conditioners, pillows, blankets, slippers, robes, etc." "Two Men and a Truck will pick up and deliver the collected items to the House of Hope in Green Bay, Harbor House in Appleton, and Bella Medical Clinic in Oshkosh on or before Mother’s Day, May 10th."
⇒ The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library held an 18-hole mini-golf course fundraiser called the Browser Open. Each hole was "designed and built by a local organization, club or business."
⇒ The 2015 WLA / WEMTA Library Legislative Day attendance was the largest ever (205 library advocates), and Winnefox Assistant Director Mark Arend displayed a few of the Read Posters that Renee George created: