Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Beautiful Evening In Little Colfax!

On Thursday May 28, our library hosted Mary Logue, a local Wisconsin author. Mary has not visited our neck-of-the-woods before, so it was nice she could come and experience a real small-town public library.

Since the weather finally cleared off this morning and everything dried out from yesterday's rain, I decided we should have our speaker program outside in the park next to the municipal building. The outdoor setting is perfect for us since our library is very small. We had about 16 people that attended tonight. The temperature is perfect tonight, and it's still too early in the summer for bugs!

The Colfax Book Club helped sponsor the program tonight, which is really nice. In past years I did not have anyone to help me set up for speaker programs so by the end of the night I was always tired and cranky (oops.... yes, librarians do get cranky and sometimes sleepy by the end of the day or night).

Thanks to all the book club members for coming tonight, and a big thank you to the members who baked treats for our program. How special is that?

To read more about Mary Logue go to her webpage and read her bio. If any other public library is interested in booking Mary, her contact information is on her webpage. I can't say enough good things about Mary...she is a delight to meet.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday's Visitor

You just never know who's going to come and visit at the public library!

This poor little squirrel been crying all morning, so I finally went up the stairs in our building to investigate where the noise was coming from. This is what I discovered! We aren't sure how this little guy got into our building, but now I just have to figure out how to get him back outside to his momma. Oh gosh, the life of a librarian!!!!
PS. Update: We love our courier driver (Wayne)! At 12:30 pm Wayne delivered our library boxes and then helped rescue the baby squirrel. The little squirrel jumped on Wayne's leg (I'm not kidding) and Wayne was able to grab him and take him outside. Guess who was waiting outside near the gazebo? Yup, momma squirrel. How awesome is that???????

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Nice Way To Relax

One of the nice advantages of having our library next to the municipal park, is that you can take your book or your lunch outside and sit in the gazebo on a warm summer day. I use the gazebo a lot during the summer when I want to go outside and take a lunch break.

There are also other benches and tables you can sit at, so it's a handy little park that many people utilized here in Colfax.

I invite everyone to come to the Colfax Public Library and see what we have to offer for families and individuals. Why not take advantage our our free services. Getting a library card is very easy, plus there is no fee. Just remember to bring a Wisconsin Driver's license to verify residency for yourself and your children. Any questions, give us a call @ 715-962-4334.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's Kris with a book review.

O.K. Maybe not a book review. The Colfax book club that I belong to is reading " Blood Country" by Mary Logue. Mary is a Wisconsin author. I have not finished the book. That's why I can't review it yet.

Colfax is hosting Mary Logue at the Colfax Public Library on Thursday May 28 2009 at 6.30pm.

I'm excited about meeting her. She will be with us while the book club discusses her book. It will be a treat to ask an author "why?" So many times I want to know why or what was the author thinking when they had the character do what the did. If you live in the area and want to come and check it out. Feel welcomed too. We would love to see you here.