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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an easy, do it yourself program that is designed to get families reading to their children from infancy on. Read to your child every day and before you know it you will have read 1000 books – or more! 1 book per day for three years is 1,095 books! 2 books per day takes about 1.5 years! Read more »


Story Time @ the Library

Preschool Story Time for ages 2-5 on Thursdays at 10:30 am ~ no registration required.

Story Time is scheduled for most Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. in October, November, January, February, April, May, July and August and is held in the meeting room at the library.

Contact the library @ 920-596-2252 for details.

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Babygarten™ @ the Library

Babygarten™ is much more than a playgroup!

Infants and children under 2-years of age and their caregivers will share nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, bounces and books. The session always concludes with a free play period. Call the library for details at 920-596-2252.

Thursdays in October, November, January, February, April, May, July and August @ 11:00am - no registration is required.


December Book Club Discussion

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

"I have endeavored in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me." So said Charles Dickens about his book A Christmas Carol. This timeless classic and  quick read is the next selection for the Library's Book Club and will be sure to inspire a great discussion.

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Lego Lab

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Join us for Creativity and imagination in action! Work individually or in teams to create this month's challenge. We will have a new theme every month that will be revealed at the program. Please do not bring your own legos. This program is for ages 7-12. Call the library for details at (920)596-2252.

Thanksgiving Hours

The Thanksgiving Holiday is upon us and the Library will close at 5:30pm on Wednesday November 25th and will be closed all day Thursday November 26th and Friday November 27th. The Library will be open Saturday November 28th Read more »

On the Waterfront

What are we thankful for?

Here was how the first two hours of our Monday went here at the Library. Except for dealing with the vandalism, this is a pretty typical start to our Mondays:

  • Opened up the Library, started all computers, ran two reports, checked Library's Business emai, pulled materials for holds placed by other libraries
  • Checked in over 100 items from returns and paging list
  • Filed an incident report about vandalism that occurred over the week-end
  • Contacted Police Department to file a report about the vandalism and our electrician to get necessary repairs started
  • Packed four bins and 2 bags for the van delivery
  • Searched for and placed holds on thirteen different items for patrons
  • Assisted patrons with the computers, printer/copier and microfilm 7 times
  • Received and placed 6 phone calls
  • Checked Director email and answered four of them
  • Printed and filed invoices from email
  • Corresponded with City Clerk about 2016 Budget
  • All through the 2 hours checked out materials to patrons at a steady clip (our favorite thing to do!)

We are thankful for our busy library, for the checkouts and checkins, the requests for books, movies, music and more (for example cake pans!) and most importantly we are thankful to serve all of you. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.