7 Success Stories You May Have Missed in May

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

⇒ Dennis Callewaert donated over 138 hours of his time to construct and install new bookcases in the The Redgranite Public Library.  He also donated two children's tables that he built. The new bookcases will be used to house the more than $1,500 worth of new children and young adult books that will be purchased by the library's Friends group throughout 2016.

⇒ The Ethel Everhard Memorial Library in Westfield has added a new computer to their kids section that's dedicated solely to running TumbleBooks Unplugged, which provides access to 125 TumbleBooks (picture books with audio), 25 chapter books (with audio), and 20 TumbleGames. "TumbleBooksUNPLUGGED is an offline version of TumbleBookLibrary available exclusively for school and library subscribers."

⇒ The Caestecker Public Library in Green Lake is a demonstration site for raising purple loosestrife-eating Galenrucella beetles this summer. Krista Kamke of Golden Sands Resource Conservation and Development Council — an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) specialist who is dedicated to teaching residents about the many AIS plants and animals degrading Green Lake and Marquette Counties —  gave a presentation at the library about purple loosestrife and the Galenrucella beetles, and she's "looking for individuals who want to help grow enough hungry bugs to put a dent in the loosestrife population. That pretty purple plant is taking over our wetlands, crowding out native vegetation, and leaving nothing for fish and other critters to eat. That's a big problem, but we may have a tiny solution - beetles that eat nothing but invasive purple loosestrife. We're growing them at the library this summer. And you can, too."

⇒ Both Wautoma Public Library and Campbellsport Public Library received money to help support their Summer Library Programs: Wautoma received a $250 donation from Hometown ShopKo, and Campbellsport received a $200 grant from ShopKo.

⇒ The Campbellsport Public Library has collected empty adult beverage bottles that they're inviting people to decorate for their Get in the Spirit fundraiser. Funds earned from this sale will be used to purchase books &  movies and to help support library programming.

⇒ The Spillman Public Library in North Fond du Lac is offering chances to win gift baskets as incentives to join the Library Friends Group.

⇒ The Friends of the Library threw a baby shower for Clairellyn, director of the Princeton Public Library.

Image credit: Princeton Public Library's photo album on Facebook