President ~ Dennis Strey
Vice President ~ Wendy Wimberger
Secretary ~ Patty Earnest
Treasurer ~ Jane LaPacz
Board Representative ~ Barb Konopacky
It's so nice to speak to you again. As I'm writing this, the
weather is still wintery but spring is on the way (or so they
say.) The Friends have been very busy. At our spring meeting
we discussed many plans for fund raising.
First of all, we have a special treat this year, a gorgeous
quilt that we will be raffling. Made and graciously donated
by local quilting expert Diana Napier, it features a "butterflies
and books" theme and lovely colors that would complement
any room. But don't just take my word for it- come into the
library this summer and see for yourself! The raffle will begin
on Saturday, May 28, the date of our annual Book Sale, from
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come in and get your summer reading --
and your raffle tickets - all at the same time!
On that note, please bring your book donations into
the library now for our book sale in May. Children's books are especially
You may have noticed that the tulips and spring bulbs
are up and blossoming in the flower garden. Later this spring we will
be planting petunias and other annuals. We are always looking for
help with planting and weeding. There are no special days or times
for weeding - if you have time to spare, come on out. Most of the
work so far has been done by Janie and Stan LaPacz, but there is a
to care for and they can use the help.
We will be having our annual meeting at the library
on June 11, 2005. The meeting will begin at 11:00 am. We would really
like to have a good turnout for this meeting. We are always looking
for new ideas and creative participation.
The Friends wish you a safe and healthy summer. Keep
in mind the craft sale in November.
We are enclosing in your newsletter two books of raffle
tickets. We hope you will purchase these tickets or sell them and
return the stubs and money to Janie LaPacz at the library. If you
do not sell the tickets, please return them so we can sell them. Thank
you for your support in this fund raiser.
Ex-President of the Friends
| We Need Volunteers!
The Friends of the Library needs some volunteers to:
~ Help plant and maintain the library's beautiful flowerbeds
~ Help at the Book Sale on Saturday, May 28
If you would like to volunteer for one of these jobs or have
any other time or talent you'd like to give, leave your name
at the library. Together, we make our community library even
Friends of the Library Financial Report
Balance: September 28, 2004
McCauslin Lions Club
Interest Oct. through March
Crafters Set-up (2004)
Crafters Set-up (2005)
Book Sale (11/30/04)
Chamber of Commerce
Hedge trim, broom, envelopes
Top Notch (Banner)
Friends of WI Libraries dues
Lakewood Kitchens (shelves)
Pioneer Express (raffle tickets)
Balance April 26, 2005
Friends of the Library
Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 11:00 am
At the Library
.....for the upcoming Book Sale
If you have any books that you would like to recycle at the
upcoming book sale, please bring them to the library.
Book Discussion Group
The ladies meet the first Thursday of the month at 11:00 at
the library. June 2 will be a special discussion of Sunrise
Sunset with the author, Kathleen Marsh. July 7 the group will
discuss The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
The group is always looking for new members. If you would like
to read a copy of the book and join in on the discussion, ask
at the library.
* Check your library account & renew items
* Order books, audios & videos
* Read Online magazines & newspapers
* Access to Health information
* Links to Internet sites
* Library Information
If you don't have Internet Access, visit the library and use
one of the 6 available stations.
If you need help navigating the Internet, ask library staff
Mr. Billy, Harry Potter, and More
Explore "Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds"
this summer at the Lakes Country Public Library. Stop in throughout
the summer for a show, activities, and great prizes!
Come see "Mr. Billy" on Tuesday, July 19,
at 6:30. This FREE show (for kids of all ages) features songs like
"Bernie the Bubble-Breathing Dragon" and "The Dog Ate
My Homework." As an exciting bonus, at the show we will draw
one name to win a brand new copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood
From July 1 to August 13, we will have great activities
for the kids to do, including making a dancing dragon and creating
a coat of arms. Each week we will feature a new activity for kids
to make and take ANY TIME during our regular library hours. We will
also have coloring pages and crayons for little ones to use while
older brothers and sisters do their projects!
And don't forget our summer reading program. Whether you get to the
new Harry Potter (or you're still working on the last one
of all ages can sign up for reading fun and great prizes throughout
See you this summer!
|What's New at the Library?
Be sure to check out the "New Titles" notebook and
use the request forms to place your reserves for the new bestsellers.
Many of these titles can also be ordered in Large Print or audio
Hard Truth by Nevada Barr
Dangerous Ground by Larry Bond
Bay at Midnight by Diane Chamberlain
Closers by Michael Connelly
Marker by Robin Cook
Alpine Quilt by Mary Daheim
Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
Wild Girl by Jim Fergus
My Life So Far by Jane Fonda
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Alibi by Joseph Kanon
Rage by Jonathan Kellerman
Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik
Torment of Others by Val McDermid
Saturday by Ian McEwan
Body in the Snowdrift by Katherine Page
4th of July by James Patterson
Monster by Frank Peretti
Hunter Killer by Patrick Robinson
Broken Prey by John Sandford
Table For Five by Susan Wiggs
Joy of Not Working by Ernie Zelinski
Teresa L. Scott is our new employee at the library. She grew
up in Milwaukee and has been living in northern California for
the past twenty years. She is back in Wisconsin to semi-retire
and be closer to her family.
Teresa is very knowledgeable about computers and enjoys helping
answer patrons' questions.
Besides working at the library, Teresa enjoys reading and gardening
through the spring and summer when the weather permits. She
and her husband, Dave, enjoy fishing (as long as Dave puts the
worm on the hook.)
Teresa enjoys working at the library and meeting new people
in the community. Stop in the library and say hello!
New DVDs & Videos at the Library
The library has added many DVDs to the collection. They are
very popular and are usually checked out. Ask library staff
to place a hold on the titles that you would like to borrow.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Meet the Fockers
And Justice for All
the Library past issues: