⇒ Carter Memorial Library in Omro was able to purchase LEGO blocks to start a Builders Club for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, thanks to a grant from ShopKo and matching funds from the Friends of the Library.
⇒ Endeavor Public Library was selected as one of 10 libraries in Wisconsin to host a special screening of an episode of the new PBS Kids show "Nature Cat". Attendees watched the episode, had a snack, and then did fun nature-themed activities on an "early release" Friday afternoon.
⇒ The Friends of the Princeton Public Library is planning a Paint Nite at Christiano's fundraiser on February 24th, to raise money for the library expansion project.
⇒ Oxford Public Library is planning a year of programs, and posted a list of topics to get input on which ones people would like to attend.
⇒ Two libraries have joined the trend of showing Academy Award-nominated films during the month of February; both the Mill Pond Library in Kingston and the Princeton Public Library will have a "Road to the Oscars" series. the Caestecker Public Library in Green Lake has been holding this event since at least 2013.
⇒ Neenah Public Library is planning a Prom Dress Swap event, so someone's pre-owned dress can become a new-to-you gown.
⇒ The Oshkosh Public Library has partnered with the Winnebago County Literacy Council to offer a course in basic computer skills designed for job seekers. "The partnership between the library and council capitalizes on complementary strengths of both organizations. The council has developed the curriculum and will provide the lead instructor for the course. A reference librarian with experience teaching adult computer courses will assist. The library's free public Internet computers and Wi-Fi throughout the building offer convenient opportunities for participants to practice what they are learning and conduct online job searches."
⇒ The Oakfield Public Library raised over $400 at their first annual Holiday Silent Auction. The funds will be used for additional community programs and new materials.
⇒ Both the Neenah Public Library and the Delafield Public Library offered expanded evening hours for Finals Study Nights. Neenah provided big tables, quiet spaces, study help, and free pizza, soda & coffee from 4-9pm on Sunday & Monday January 10th and 11th; teachers from Neenah High School were also available to answer students' questions. Delafield held their expanded hours Monday & Tuesday January 18th and 19th, and offered "Show your student ID for access to our quiet corners and complimentary refreshments."
Photo credit: Neenah Public Library's Facebook page