Here are the headlines from the July 28, 2023 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
The following information was compiled from several sources and is intended to be used by member libraries of the Nicolet Federated Library System. This is also available as a PDF file.
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Here are the headlines from the July 21, 2023 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/ Menominee Public Library grant purchase focuses on teen engagement
The S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/ Menominee Public Library purchased several items for a teen engagement project with the help of a Library Improvement and Innovation Grant from the Nicolet Federated Library System.
The library purchased a Nintendo Switch, games, and accessories, and launched a Tiny Art Show.
The Switch was bought with the goal of engaging tweens and teens with video games in the Library during a game night or in conjunction with other programs. Interim Library Director Bethany Huse said "We had patrons play on the new Nintendo Switch and did not want to leave at the end of the program."
Since the initial Tiny Art Show, the library has released more sets of art kits periodically with themes for each one. The library had some returns to create a tiny art show and patrons have come in right away each time it makes more kits. Huse said the library had all the kits taken within a week of putting them out, with patrons repeatedly asking about the next installment.
The Gillett Public Library recently purchased items for its new Makerspace table with the help of a Library Improvement and Innovation Grant from the Nicolet Federated Library System.
The library purchased magnetic tile kits, origami paper, a sketchpad, and a laptop for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programming.
There was a noted increase in the time patrons spent in the library.
Parents also played with their kids using the makerspace.
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The Algoma Public Library partnered with local organizations to hold a Petting Zoo on its library lawn on June 30th.
Ebert Enterprises, a family-owned farm and employer from Algoma, participated by bringing a cow and a couple of day-old calves.
Wilson's Wish, a non-profit animal sanctuary, brought in a mini pony and a goat. "We had so much fun; thank you for having us!" said one Wilson's Wish representative. "We look forward to bringing Lily for story time in August as well!"
The petting zoo was a great success, being attended by more than 200 adults and children! Library staff offered "A HUGE thanks to Ebert Enterprises and Wilson's Wish for bringing these wonderful critters! Not only were attendees excited, but our staff was too!"
Enjoy more photos of the library's event on its Facebook page.
The Algoma Library Friends recently put up a Little Free Library!
The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on June 7th and it is dedicated in memory of Pat Cichon, who was one of the original Library Friends and a driving force behind the Algoma Book Corner and this Little Free Library. Learn more about the Algoma Book Corner and the ribbon cutting on its Facebook Mentions page.
The Algoma Library Friends is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of the Algoma Public Library by funding materials, services, and programs not covered by the regular library budget. Volunteers in the group also man the Algoma Book Corner located at 401 3rd Street, which sells gently used books and more.
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