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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Labor Day Already, Fall Reading Ahead!

Summer 2014, everyone seems to be saying, was here and gone in a flash. As we get ready to enjoy a long Labor Day Weekend (the library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 1st), we're looking forward to welcoming BES teachers and their classes back to our library and to the big fall book season.

Autumn's the time publishers roll out a lot of popular novels, best sellers and big name authors just ahead of the holiday buying season and its always exciting to figure out which new author or old favorite will delight our Boscobel readers. Fresh titles we'll be adding to the stacks in the next five months include  Tatjana Soli's The Last Good Paradise and Kate Alcott's A Touch of Stardust, YA author Maya VanWagenen's audacious Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek and its companion retro guide, republished for the modern age, Betty Cornell's Teen-Age Popularity Guide
Watch this blog and our Facebook page for more news in the coming weeks as we line up our fall collections and programming for adults, families and children. There's something for everyone @ your library!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Today is the Primary Election Day in Wisconsin, make your vote count!

Today, August 12th is the Primary Election Day in Wisconsin. It’s time to vote and make your voice heard in this important election! Not sure if you’re registered or don’t know where to vote? You can click here to check your registration status in Wisconsin or find your polling location: https://myvote.wi.gov/

Remember, you do not need to show a photo ID to vote if you are already registered to vote.

If you’re voting for the first time, 866ourvote  has a great checklist so you can be sure you have everything you need. (If you can't open the checklist, you'll need to get AdobeReader. This is a free download.

There are a lot of important races today and it's vital that you make it to the polls and exercise your right to vote. It's what democracy runs on.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August Already! Muskets and Memories, Bicycles, Motorcycles and Mini-Reviews

 As we bid goodbye to the Blue and the Grey  for another year, Boscobel's Muskets and Memories gets a shout-out from Ultimate Motorcycling Magazine as a vacation /road trip destination: Destination, Boscobel WI  . Should we subscribe to this magazine at the library? Six likes or comments on this post or on our Facebook Page will make that happen. 

Also, let's not forget our bicyclist road riding / touring friends and visitors who also represent a great opportunity to promote Boscobel and the beautiful, wild Driftless Region. Boscobel's bike path builders, the Wisconsin River Trail Project group are working on this too, see their 
facebook page at:  Boscobel's Wisconsin River Trail Project .

August already?! Hard to believe. For almost everyone we talk to, this summer went by in a flash. Congratulations to all the kids and their families who reached their summer library reading goals and participated in the Fizz Boom Read library program. We have a super duper bunch of awesome readers and library volunteers to match, it was fun spending the summer with all of you! See you in 2015 for Every Hero Has A Story! 

We're currently wrapping up our summer tween and adult programs: This Saturday at 10 AM, join us in the downstairs club room for "Camp Crafts", where we'll be demonstrating how to create decorative dream-catchers from string and willow branches and eating yummy campfire treats. If you haven't had a chance already, drop in to the main library and try out the MakeyMakey banana piano. Next week its bye-bye piano as we turn the MakeyMakey board into an old school game computer: find out how to build your own Asteroids, Frogger or Qbert control device, with supplies as simple as a pencil and piece of paper. Or aluminum foil, pennies and cardboard!

We're also happy to announce the winners to date of our "Read for The Win" mini book review contest. This drop-in DIY activity for ages 13-adult continues through August 15th. Read a book, write a sentence or two about it, submit your review slip and get a chance to win a $5. Timberlane Coffee gift certificates. Here are the winning reviewers, reviews and titles for July:
Susan Beck, For One More Day by Mitch Albom: "A touching story that makes you appreciate life and especially makes you appreciate your mother. JoAnna Blake,  Submerged by Daney Pettrey: "This was an action-packed, clean book. I enjoyed it as well as the other books in this series." Erin Beck, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: "A boy and a girl have cancer and are going to meet an author."

Don't forget, the library's adult bookclub, "Frieda's Readers" meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the library reading room. This is a lively, opinionated and always fun bunch of folks who love to talk and to meet other readers. The group is open to all and there's no charge to attend. You can still drop by even if you haven't read the book! This month's read is  The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Copies of the book are available through the library. 

As we spin toward the beginning of the school year, your library's ready to help the kids transition back to the classroom. Many books in our children's collection have been leveled for Accelerated Readers, so it will be  easier for kids- and for parents too--  to find a book at the teacher recommended reading level.  

Friday, August 1, 2014

Kids reading off their fines, sound like a great idea?

We think kids reading off their fines sounds like a great idea, what's your opinion? If we can get at least 20 likes or comments either here or on our Boscobel Public Library Facebook page,  we'll set this up in Boscobel! http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/Kids-can-read-off-their-fines-at-the-library-268950231.html