Here are great ideas and good news from around the Winnefox Library System:
⇒ Endeavor Public Library director Rebecca Pfile wrote a guest post on the Growing Wisconsin Readers blog, about having hosted a New Media Information Table at the community sharing supper at the Endeavor Elementary School. "Along with the info board, I printed out some info sheets that families could take home and also let them know which apps that I had downloaded for training and now have available for them to preview in the library. I also let families know that I will be showcasing apps during the summer reading program."
⇒ The Mill Pond Public Library in Kingston's Purse-suit of Happiness silent auction fundraiser raised $768. They "asked for creative 'purse-sons' to dig out their unwanted handbags & fill them with things other people might enjoy. It's like a gift basket only more 'purse-onal. Each tote that has come in has its own "purse-on-ality". We have a bag for baby at the beach, bags for the birds, even a romantic evening bag just to name a few." The Markesan Public Library also held a silent auction of garden art.
⇒ The Well Drive-In donated 25% of an afternoon's profits (totalling $203) to the Winneconne Public Library, in exchange for the library's Club Winston members having "delivered food and drink to customers, picked up trash and wiped down tables." And the library is now the repository for a collection of bee & beekeeping books, DVDs, and periodicals that have been purchased by The East Central Wisconsin Beekeepers Association.
⇒ Fond du Lac Public Library director Jon Mark Bolthouse and Children’s and Teen Services Coordinator Sarah Newton presented awards May 14, 2015, in the library’s Langdon Divers Gallery. The gathering celebrated the culmination of two contests for teens held this spring: Upcycled Glam and Teen Photo Contest. Grand prize winners each won $250 Amazon gift cards, and all entries will be on display in the gallery through June 3.
• Endeavor Public Library, via the GWR Blog