7 Success Stories You May Have Missed in June

ImageHere are great ideas and good news from around the Winnefox Library System:

⇒ The Caestecker Public Library in Green Lake began a series of weekly Thursday Morning Conversations; it's "an opportunity to meet and chat with local elected officials and business people, artists and non-profit organization leaders, musicians and teachers. All folks that we find interesting and we're betting you will, too." "Stop in every week from 10:00 to 11:00. We'll meet near the fireplace, and chat over coffee. Green Lake Mayor Jon McConnell inaugurates the program on the 4th."

⇒ Endeavor Public Library started "The Write Stuff League", a six-week writing program for kids that meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

⇒ Ripon Public Library's Summer Library Program lets participants become a "super hero to local organizations. Every 60 minutes of reading earns you a vote to support one of three local charitable groups: Ripon Splash Pad, Community Food Pantry, or Green Lake Area Animal Shelter. The Friends of the Ripon Public Library are giving away $500 to local charities this summer. The local organization with the most reader votes at the end of the summer will receive $250, second place $150, and third place $100." Each reading ticket (1 hour read = 1 ticket) serves as a vote for the reader's favorite cause.

⇒ Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose been selected as a Maker Camp Affiliate  "We'll be getting some really cool STEAM stuff to play with, and I'll have a day for Makers to come in and make stuff very soon! Things we are receiving are: a Makey-Makey; Learn to Solder Robot Pins; BrushBot kits; T-Shirt Stencil; Strawbee; and other fun stuff!"

⇒ Campbellsport Public Library received a $200 grant from ShopKo to help fund the library's SLP activities.

⇒ Winneconne Public Library is sponsoring a Teddy Bear Drive to benefit The Children's Hospital at Theda Clark in Neenah. "The teddy bears will be given to comfort children receiving emergency care & children being admitted" to the hospital.

⇒ A joint effort by the Fond du Lac Public Library, the City of Fond du Lac Parks Dept. and Kiwanis Club of Fabulous Fond du Lac has resulted in Fond du Lac’s first permanent StoryWalk® installation in Lakeside Park. "StoryWalks encourage families to enjoy reading and the outdoors by posting a children’s book – a page at a time – at intervals in a park, hiking trail or other outdoor site." "The stories – A Frog in a Bog, by Karma Wilson, and It Looked Like Spilt Milk, by Charles Shaw – will be replaced with new stories in a few months. The stories will be changed on a regular basis, year-round."

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