Monday, November 17, 2014

Victoria Houston Podcast

Click here to listen to Victoria Houston's presentation of "The Three Major Life Mistakes I've Made that Force Me to Write Fishing Mysteries."  This was recorded on November 6, 2014.  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Friends Anniversary Party

Baraboo Public Library
                Friends Anniversary Party Thursday night!
Dear Friends,

Please remember to join us tomorrow night, Thursday, September 25, for our Friends of the Library 9th anniversary party at 6:30 pm.

You'll hear all the latest library news, learn about new volunteer opportunities, be eligible for a drawing to win one of four $50 gift certificates, enjoy an improv performance by Baraboo's own CAB Theatre -- and have cake too!

Meet our new board!
We have a wonderful slate of four new officers for the Friends of the Library board. You may already know them, and if not, you'll have a chance to meet them tomorrow night. Together they represent a lot of years of dedication and commitment to the library. Here's a little background on each of them:

Beth Persche, President
Beth has called Baraboo home for the past 18 years, and she and her husband have raised their two children here. Having homeschooled their children for a number of years, they relied heavily on public library resources. If an award were given for "most items checked out in a year," she believes her family would be strong contenders! Beth also served on the library's Board of Trustees for 6 years. Some of her interests include reading (of course!), gardening, cooking and creating mosaics.

Merri Lindgren, Vice President
When Merri moved to Baraboo in 2000, her family's first outing was to the Baraboo Public Library.  She's returned weekly ever since, and became involved in the Friends "to help support this vital and valued community resource." Merri is a librarian at the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a former member of the library's Board of Trustees.
Carol Fleishauer, Treasurer
Carol grew up in Baraboo and graduated from the "old" Baraboo High School. She then went off to college and eventually to a career as a librarian in university libraries. She returned to Baraboo when she retired, and she is "very happy to have the resources of the Baraboo Public Library and the
South-Central Library System. I'm pleased to support the library as a vital component of downtown Baraboo."
Sue Oliver, Secretary
Sue is also a Baraboo native, who moved back here from Stevens Point after her retirement several years ago. Sue serves on the council of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and has been an active library volunteer for the past year. (You may recognize her by her maiden name, Peterson, as in Peterson Electric: established by her parents, "Pete" and Millie Peterson, and later owned by her brother Neil.)

SPECIAL THANKS to Franceen Leatherberry, who is stepping down as secretary after several years. We are so grateful for her service and hard work. Luckily for us, she plans to remain involved with the Friends.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Upcoming events - July 8th!

You're invited:
Friends Ice Cream Social!

Please join us for a free ice cream social with the Friends of the Library Tuesday, July 8, at 6:00 pm (immediately following the Friends meeting -- see below). We'll gather in the plaza in front of the library for root beer floats and conversation. Special thanks to the Friends for donating the root beer and to A&W of Baraboo for donating the ice cream and accessories!



Friends of the Library Meeting

The Friends of the Library will meet Tuesday, July 8, at 5:30 pm. We'll talk about what's happening at the library this summer and make plans for an exciting fall. Come meet our new officers and re-connect with other members dedicated to fundraising, voluntarism, and advocacy for the library.

Summer Reading Program
Have you registered yet?

We have more than 600 children and teens registered for our youth summer reading programs, sponsored by the Baraboo National Bank, while the adult program is well over 200 registrations, sponsored by Community First Bank. Please sign up (if you haven't already) to record your summer reading -- if we adults collectively read 2,500 books by the end of August, Community First Bank will donate $300 to the library building fund!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Book sale starts tonight!



Friends of the Library

Book & Bake Sale

Friends preview tonight from 5 to 8 pm: renew at the door!

Thursday: 9am to 8pm

Friday and Saturday: 9am to 4pm

Saturday only: a bag of books for just $2!

(We supply the bag.)

Proceeds support the library with new teen furniture, technology updates, and additional books for the adult collection.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Volunteers needed for Book and Bake Sale

Book & Bake Sale
volunteers needed!
Hi, Friends --
The annual Book & Bake Sale starts Wednesday night, and we need your help!
The following shifts are wide open:
Wednesday evening 5 - 8 pm
Thursday afternoon 1 - 4 pm and evening 5 - 8 pm
Any time Friday and Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
The shifts are in half-hour blocks and your job would be
to sit at the "cash and wrap" table. It's easy and fun,
and you'll be helping us earn money for
teen furniture, tech updates, and additions to the book collection.
We could also use some additional bakers to bring packaged home-baked items,
and volunteers to help us pack up Saturday at 4:00 pm.
For those of you who are waiting to see where there are gaps in the schedule
before you sign up ... now is the time to commit!
Baraboo Public Library
230 Fourth Ave
Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913