SOLDIERS GROVE LIBRARY NEWS

newsletter address for website

Hi Sarah, The correct address is: SGPLBlogPostsbyEmail@gmail.com
Can you put me on the list as well? That way I will now when you send it so I can check to make sure it goes through and gets posted. Sometimes the plugin can be a little funky.
Thanks! Mike
Mike Lind *Aspen Farm Studios* www.aspenfarmstudios.com *Big River Beef* www.bigriverbeef.com

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 10:45 AM Sarah DiPadova <sdipadova@swls.org> wrote:
> Hi Mike, > I’m about to send out my first newsletter, but I want to make sure I have > the correct address to make it show up on the website. Cele has shared her > contacts with me, but I’m not sure that one is in there. > > For future, I am going to start doing mailchimp. > > All for now. Hope you have a great long weekend. > > Ciao, > Sarah > > — > Soldiers Grove Public Library > 102 Passive Sun Drive > Soldiers Grove, WI 54655 > www.soldiersgrovelibrary.org > *Books are sunsational!* >

Soldiers Grove Library September News

Greetings Library Friends,
Fall is upon us and there are more than a few exciting things happening at the Soldiers Grove Library!
Below is a message from your beloved library director for the past 28 years!
*Dear Friends, *
*With this newsletter I’m passing on the director’s cap to Sarah DiPadova, a true gem who will lead the Soldiers Grove Library on to a bright future. I have had a wonderful 28 years, and it’s been a privilege to share in the growth and blossoming of the library. We are at a pivotal moment in the history of all things right now, but I believe that libraries will always be at the heart of a community, because they stand for connection; connecting people with each other and now, with the whole, virtual world. We will meet again together in person unafraid and use the internet as a tool. And libraries will continue to meet people’s need for leisure and learning, adapting to whatever the future holds. With that, I give you a fond farewell, with much gratitude and love. ~Cele*
And a message from your new director…I am incredibly honored and excited to be stepping into the role of director of this lovely little library. I look forward to carrying on the wonderful traditions of great programming and service to this amazing community. Although these times have prevented us from being spontaneous and enjoying our neighbors’ company as we have in the past, we can look forward to the moments we can share together in many unique ways. In this newsletter are the various programs that will be offered this Fall and into the future:
*Adult Programming*
*Virtual Book Club:* Join us for a virtual book club discussion on Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30 p.m. The first book will be, fittingly, *The Library Book* <www.goodreads.com/book/show/39507318-the-library-book> by Susan Orlean and several copies will be available at the library by mid-September to those interested. Please contact Sarah by phone (608) 624-5815 or email ( sdipadova@swls.org) to sign up.
*Family/Children’s Programming:*
*Family-time at the library:* Beginning in September, Tuesday mornings from 10-noon will be exclusive to families with children who would like to come browse our children’s collection. Please call to reserve a time-slot so our library space doesn’t overflow and we can maintain safety for all.
*Storytime in the Courtyard: *Ms. Morgan will continue with storytime in the courtyard Thursday, Sept. 10th, 17th & 24th at 6:00 p.m. weather permitting. Please bring your chairs, blankets, and families and join us. Anyone who would like to read a story is welcome to be a guest reader (middle or high school students as well as adults).
*Monday Live Interactive Class: *Sponsored by the Southwest Library System, David Daniels of Colossal Fossils is offering a free, 16-week course that is just for libraries, their patrons, and schools. Each 1-hour program (one per week) is filmed live at the Colossal Fossils Downtown Museum (Wausau) and showcases its incredible collection of dinosaurs, Ice Age mammals, and anthropology exhibits
The first presentation will be on Zoom on Monday, September 7 (Labor Day) at 4:00 p.m., and then each Monday at the same time until December 21. Each 60-minute program includes a 45-minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of question and answer time. Recordings of the videos will be available for two days after the live shows. The programs are tailored to interest 5 to 11 year-olds, but all ages are welcome.
To register for this exciting course contact the Gays Mills or Soldiers Grove Libraries by phone at 735-4331 or 624-5815; or email dgibbs@swls.org or sdipadova@swls.org. You can also come to both libraries to watch the live shows on our computers (except for the Labor Day show).
*Other Information:*
The library will be closed Saturday, September 5th through Monday, September 7th for Labor Day weekend. Regular hours have resumed and curbside is still available to everyone who wants to keep contact to a minimum!
*Website:* Please check out the library website <www.soldiersgrovelibrary.org/kidsandfamilies/> for the latest information including pre-recorded stories for children. This website was developed by Mike Lind and we are excited for the new look! Please check back often as some pages remain under development.
*Outside Wireless Connection:* Through a grant with the Southwest Library System, our library now has a greater range of coverage in the front of the building (the device is visible from the window in the upper part of the parking lot). So please feel free to use our WIFI connection to access the internet anytime you are near the front of the library building!
Please reach out with questions, suggestions, or concerns. I look forward to working with and getting to know each of you.
With gratitude, Sarah

Soldiers Grove Library News

Greetings Dear Friends, It’s Summer!
We are excited to announce the Soldiers Grove Library will resume regular open hours for brief visits on Monday, August 3, 2020!
In the meantime, our current, temporary open hours are: Tuesday, Thursday, 10am – 12 noon and 2-4 pm Walk-ins with mask, 30 minute limit, 8 person max capacity
Curbside pickup continues by appointment during our usual open hours: Monday, Wednesday 1:30 – 5:30 Tuesday, Thursday 10am – 7pm Friday, Saturday 10am – 1pm
Summer Reading Program: *Imagine Your Story!* Storytime with Ms. Morgan, socially distanced in the library courtyard Thursdays at 6pm, July 16 & 23, August 13 & 27
Please bring a blanket or chairs for your family to sit. We will be providing items for children to take home and make!
We have story time readings on our Soldiers Grove Library facebook page and website, soldiersgrovelibrary.org This week Ms Morgan reads “Old Rock (is not boring)” by Deb Pilutti. Check back every two weeks for more stories throughout the summer!
Inching our way toward a new Normal, we are trying to keep the library a clean place where you can be assured that it’s safe for you and your family to enjoy a brief visit and browse for some books, movies and magazines to take home. If everyone washes their hands with soap for 20 seconds at the hallway sink before entering, wears a mask and handles items sparingly we can all be assured that precautionary measures have been taken to prevent spread of COVID 19 at this time. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the library but hand washing has always been the best way to keep clean:) Please know that all high-touch surfaces are regularly sanitized by library staff and that circulating items are quarantined for 72 hours, in accordance with CDC guidelines.
I hope that you have found time to enjoy the beauty of Summer!
With fond wishes for good health,
*~Cele*

Hello Folks, Happy Summer

Just a quick note to let you know that the library will be closed for the holiday, from Thursday, July 2 and will reopen on Monday, July 6. Curbside service will continue with pickup by appointment, anytime during regular library hours. Tuesdays & Thursdays library doors will be open to the public for brief computer/copy machine use, from 10am-12 noon, and 2-4pm. We ask that you wear a mask (available at the door by donation) and follow safe practices ie, spatial distancing, using hand sanitizer provided and staying home if you are sick.
We will continue taking steps to expandservices as we can during the coming months, including summer programs, TBA. Meanwhile, have a safe and fun Fourth of July Holiday!
~Cele
Cele Wolf, Director Soldiers Grove Public Library 608-624-5815 Books Are Sunsational!

Soldiers Grove Library News

Hello Friends,

It’s February and we are headed for Spring! Here are some events coming upsoon.

This Saturday, Feb. 8th, the Soldiers Grove Library will offer Make‘n’Take Valentines. Anyone can stop in during regular library hours, 10am – 1pm, and make Valentines! All materials provided for making a personal masterpiece to take home.

The Soldiers Grove Library is once again collaborating with the Kickapoo Valley Reserve in support of their "Creative Communities Canvas Project".

http://kickapoovalley.wi.gov/Events/Annual-Events/Creative-Communities

This is an inspiring fundraiser for the Reserve, which costs nothing for you to participate and has Nature’s Stories as its theme. Participants receive a 6-inch-by 6-inch canvas to artistically interpret this theme as it pertains to nature. The art canvases will ultimately be sold through an online auction with proceeds going to the KVR Education and Events Program. Canvases are available to pick up at the KVR Visitor Center or at the Soldiers Grove Library, to be returned by Feb 24th, either at the Reserve or the Library. We’ll have two opportunities to work together with Patty Bergemann, a local artist and painter, and her energetic assistant, Jorryn Foster, to create your own canvas for the project.

KVR Community Canvas Project Workshops with Patty and Jorryn at the Soldiers Grove Library, Thursday, Feb 13th, 3-6pm and Saturday, Feb 15th, 10am-1pm.

Drop in at any point during these workshops, materials will be provided. You can also bring some paints/pencils, fibers/collage materials or whatever supplies you can imagine for your project and we’ll have some fun creating together! Don’t think you can’t be artistic. Just cast your hesitation to the winds, and come out to play!

Story Time with Ms Cecilia continues on Tuesday mornings at 10am, with stories, games, crafts and snack. It’s a rollicking good time for a mixed age group of kids.

More to come, stay tuned,

~Cele

Cele Wolf, Director
Soldiers Grove Public Library

608-624-5815
Books Are Sunsational!