April is a month of celebrations, and the library is in on a number of them.
We’re celebrating National Library Week and the Week of the Young Child – which means picture books are the order of the day. Stop by and tell us your favorite(s) and we’ll compile a list of Green Lake’s favorites to share with the young ones in your life. One of my new favorites is Sean Taylor’s Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise because it lends itself so well to reading aloud. I’ve foisted it off on our Saturday presenter and it got thumbs up from her entire family.
After years of wishing and planning and work and an extremely generous donation from Mr. Caestecker, the library now has elevator service between the main floor and the lower level. We passed the state inspection last Wednesday and the city building inspector gave her approval on Thursday afternoon. We expect to have plenty of opportunities for Green Lake residents and visitors to make use of our new lift over the coming years.
Have you had the opportunity to stop in to view the “Fur, Feathers, and Fidelity: Military Mascots” exhibit yet? If not, may I suggest you come to the library on Saturday morning, March 21? That’s when local legion members Mark Kramer and Jerry Basket will be here relating stories of the mascots they worked alongside in Vietnam. Mark’s army unit had adopted a stray dog, while Jerry’s naval mascot was a monkey. The men’s presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the library’s meeting room, where you’ll also find the exhibit.