Our summer reading program in July was a great hit. Children who participated were asked to read 20 minutes a day for the entire month. All those who completed the program were eligible to come to the pool party that was held at the Berlin Aquatic Center. All the readers enjoyed several hours of swimming, a light supper, and an ice cream cone from McDonalds before heading home. We are thankful to the National Exchange Bank and the Edna Erna Pugh Trust Fund for funding the trip! Regular story hour will have the month of August off and start again on Thursday, Sept. 8th at 4:30pm.
July was a busy month for our library with the Summer Reading Program in full swing.
Our Summer Reading Program will begin on Thursday, June 30th with the theme this year being Exercise Your Mind...Read! The program starts at 2pm and runs for 4 weeks. Sarah Chastain, a 6th grade school teacher at Markesan District schools will be leading the group in fun adventures that do exercise the mind, so stop by and sign up today. And look for the librarians or their helpers, from all 5 of the Green Lake County libraries, in the June Dairy Days parade this weekend. We will be handing out pamphlets and bookmarks with dates for summer reading programs at all of the libraries.
The silent auction for the Pretty Pallets Fundraiser has begun. Bidding goes from Monday, April 25 until Saturday, May 5th. We have 38 items and not only would they make great additions to your garden or home, but they would also make wonderful gifts. There is a potting table, several painted pallets, birdhouses, wooden fishing lures, plaques, garden beds, and glass garden art to name a few. Stop in and place a bid today and you could be the lucky owner of a unique piece of art!
Our first donation for the Pretty Pallet Projects Fundraiser has come in. It's an adorable frog hanging on a fence with a planter below him. Several other patrons have let us know that their project is almost done. Look for all the creative Pretty Pallet Projects to be auctioned off in a silent auction starting April 25th and ending May 7th. One of these items would make a great Mother's Day gift! Money raised from the silent auction will go towards some new shelving to help with crowded shelves.
We are working on our next fundraiser. Pretty Pallet Projects! Wood pallets have long been vital to shipping processes. Much more recently, they have become popular for home and outdoor projects. It's not hard to see why. Pallet wood is cheaper than regular wood, and using it is a form of recycling. Perhaps more important than that though, is a pallets character. All wood is unique
In the beginning of February the Mill Pond Library held an Adult Coloring Class which was very well attended despite the winter weather. Now those classmates have finished their works of art and they are on display, waiting for you to vote on them. There are several subjects, from an octopus to birds to gardens and flowers. Some have sayings, some are just colored. They will be on display from Monday Feb.
Are you working on your adult coloring picture? The contest deadline date is getting close. If you’ve created a beautiful design bring it to the library and enter it in our Adult Coloring Contest. Entrants 18 & older can enter 1 picture which must be in by Feb. 20th, this Saturday. The library will display the entries the following 2 weeks, Feb. 22nd through March 5th, and let the public vote, a penny per vote. 1st and 2nd prizes will be awarded. Don't delay, bring your picture in today!