THE LIBRARY BY D.R. MOON LIBRARY DIRECTOR ELIZABETH MINIATT Happy October everyone, and welcome back to this monthly column where I share library news and updates. The library board meets every …
BY D.R. MOON LIBRARY DIRECTOR ELIZABETH MINIATT
Happy October everyone, and welcome back to this monthly column where I share library news and updates. The library board meets every second Tuesday of the month at 5PM in the library. If you are unable to make it to the meeting, you read on for the report I share with the board about what is going on at the library.
You may have seen in the paper that the library is having a pumpkin painting challenge this month! Kids of all ages are invited to paint a pumpkin like their favorite character from a book and bring it to the library. There are cash prizes available and each participant will receive a free book as well. Please register here https://forms.gle/prFqdQ2crJnCzQDx7 by October 15th, and bring your pumpkin in to the library by the 29th for a chance to win one of the prizes. The pumpkin painting contest is made possible through the Friends of the D.R. Moon Memorial Library— thank you, Friends!
A few programs of note this month include the book club we are doing in collaboration with area libraries and the Family Support Center. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and you are invited to read A Woman is No Man with us and join the discussion over Zoom on October 19th. Our own library book club is meeting November 4th and the book we are reading is Just Mercy. Stop by the library to pick up a copy!
Girls Who Code clubs are meeting this month on October 28th from 4PM-6PM. Registration is required, please contact library staff for more details. Just Create It is back this month as well, and we are going to be putting together our own succulent planters on October 26th at 2PM. Please register with library staff by October 22nd so we can plan for the appropriate number of people.
The library hosted a pop-up clinic for vaccines here at the D.R. Moon Memorial Library, in collaboration with the Chippewa County Health Department on October 4th. The pop-up clinic was part of our efforts for our recently awarded DELOS grant, funded in part from WI Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Any views, findings, conclusions, recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the NEH.
Our rural school delivery program is well under way this Fall, and our home delivery has steadily increased throughout the year. If you or anyone you know in Stanley or the surrounding areas needs library materials but can’t come in to the library, please contact library staff and we would be happy to bring library items to you. We also have iPads and WiFi hotspots available for checkout!
The library is open for you Monday-Friday from 10AM-6PM. Come in any time to use the computers, find a book or movie, or use our printer to fax, scan, and copy. We are also still offering curbside pick-up to those who wish to use that option. Stay safe and we hope to see you at the library soon.