~ Dennis Strey
~ Shirley Bubolz
Secretary ~ Patty Earnest
Treasurer ~ Suzanne Bell
Board Representative ~ Barb Konopacky
Friends of the Library,
November is a busy month for Friends of the Library.
BAKE SALE & RAFFLE
We are sponsoring a Bake Sale at Lakewood Super Valu on Friday
the 18th from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Irene Herron-Steeger (276-1347)
is coordinator for this event. Please call her if you can contribute
baked goods or help with this event. In addition, raffle tickets
for a beautiful quilt will be sold during the bake sale. We
will have the quilt on display near the bake sale table. The
drawing for the quilt will be held on Saturday, November 26th
at 1:00pm at the Lakes Country Library.
Our biggest event is the Friends of the Library craft show/sale
held at the town halls of Townsend, Lakewood, Riverview and
Mountain Community Building on Saturday the 26th from 9:30am
until 3:00pm. Jodi Sellhausen (276-1518) is the Friends Coordinator
for the craft event. If you would like to help, call Jodi to
make arrangements. We're very pleased to have the Riverview
town hall fully booked by Crafters for this year's show.
BOOK SALE & OPEN HOUSE
Also on Saturday the 26th, a book sale and open house will be
conducted at the Lakes Country Library from 9:30 to 2:00pm.
We need children books for this sale if you have some to donate
to the Friends. Raffle tickets will be available for sale during
the open house. We need volunteers to help with the book sale.
If you can help,
come to the Library conference room during the book sale
SUMMER BRAT SALE
Friends sponsored a Brat Sale at Lakewood SuperValu on June
11th. We earned $295 for the Friends projects. Next year two
Brat sales are planned for May 27th and June 17th.
MORE NEW BOOKCASES
Four additional bookcases from Lakewood Kitchens for the library
meeting room were approved by the Library Board. It is expected
that the bookcases will be installed in early December. Also,
shelves in the first four bookcases, which were purchased with
McCaslin Lions and Friends funds, will be replaced under warranty
because they bowed under weight of the books.
In response to a request from the Library Board, Friends are
having rain gutters installed on the Library. Soon, we can use
the sidewalk from the parking lot without walking through run
off from the roof.
ANNUAL MEETING 2006
Our annual meeting will be held on June 6, 2006. Mark your calendar
and plan to join us. More details will be provided later.
Janie and Stan La Pacz did fantastic job of planting and maintaining
the beautiful flowers and shrubs. The flowers were donated to
the library by Marilyn's Greenhouse.
----Dennis Strey, President
Shop For Christmas
FRIEND'S CRAFT FAIR
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mountain Community Building
Riverview Town Hall (new this year!)
See Angora wool spun into yarn
at the Riverview Town Hall
Lakewood Town Hall
Townsend Town Hall
vendors and a door prize drawing at each location!
to an Open House and
Book Sale at the
LAKES COUNTRY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday, November 26
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy cookies and hot cider!!!
by the Friends of the
Lakes Country Public Library
new exhibitors will be featured at each location, selling holiday
crafts, gift items, and seasonal decorations! This year's premier
location, the Riverview Town Hall, will feature the artistry
of Jeanne Dahlke. Jeanne raises angora rabbits whose wool she
uses to spin her own yarn. She then extracts her own natural
dyes to color her yarns which she knits or weaves into one-of-a-kind
products. Stop in at the Riverview location to shop, grab a
warm lunch or cold soda, see Jeanne's spinning demonstration,
and then drive on to any of our other three locations. Register
at each location for one of FOUR door prizes - beautiful gift
baskets with an assortment of hand-crafted items.
Open House & Book Sale
at the Lakes Country Public Library
with cookies and hot cider
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Balance as of November 5, 2005 is $16157.53
Children's Area Rug
recently attended the Wisconsin Library Association Convention
in LaCrosse. She won the drawing for the beautiful carpet (pictured
above) donated by the Highsmith Company.