Thursday, September 16, 2010

Social Security Online Services @ the Colfax Public Library

Social Security Program @ the Colfax Public Library, Thursday September 30, 2010 @ 6:30 pm.

The local Social Security office staff from Eau Claire will be hosting a program at the Colfax Public Library to bring awareness to using their online services. By logging on to the Social Security Administration website (, you now have access to checking your status of a recent application, earning statements, estimated retirement benefits, reporting fraud and locating a local Social Security office in your area. You will also have access to a variety of forms and publications, which can be printed out from the website.

Need to ask a Social Security question? Go online and type your question and receive your answer. No need to call your local office!

Attend this program and learn how to use the Social Security online services, plus much more. For more information, call the library @ 715-962-4334, or email: . This program is free to the public.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Picture Book Picks of the Month

Fall is a great time for kids, with so many fun things to do outside from jumping in leaf piles to looking for animal tracks and just enjoying the cooler weather and beautiful autumn colors. But when it is time to come in and rest from all that fun, there is no better way to relax than with a good book. Here are some of my favorite picture books that I love to share with children.

Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall has wonderfully bright illustrations and easy text that younger children will love. This is a great pick for a short simple read.

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert (a Wisconsin author) is fantastically imaginative and will take you on an autumn tour with illustrations constructed out of real leaves. This book will encourage you and your children to get creative with the things of nature.

By the Light of the Harvest Moon by Harriet Ziefert is a new favorite that encompasses a tale of leaf men that come to life by the light of the harvest moon. The bright fun pictures are a joy to look at.
Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins starts as a countdown of apples from ten. Various farm animals help Mr. Farmer pick the apples from his tree as you help count. Kids will have fun with the counting theme and the great illustrations.

Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk is full of fall counting fun with wonderful lifelike illustrations that inspire you to go explore the Autumn outdoors.
To request a copy of any of these books just click on the title links and they will take you to the request page on the MORE.
Happy Reading.