We have the best library patrons in the world. For proof, I offer up these examples of things that happened at the Caestecker Public Library on Monday morning, April 1st. No fooling.
- One of the participants in our Seed Library program brought in a flat of tomato seedlings for people to take home and grow. “Extras,” he said. “Let me know if you run out and need any more.” Wonderful.
- Someone asked about volunteer opportunities at the library, as she has some free time until summer. She will be helping out on Thursday afternoon at our after school Lego club.
- Another patron dropped off a cheese and sausage platter for us to share – “just because.”
- Kim and Kyle Bond are starting a project to benefit the young patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Kyle had a number of surgeries at Children’s Hospital as a baby and toddler, and now that he’s a healthy 6-year-old, he wants to give back. The library is proud to serve as a drop-off location in their Comfort for Kids Campaign.
Along with the best patrons, we have a lot of great things happening at the library this month. We have paintings on display in the meeting room by Ava Lee Gramse, our April Artist of the Month. Culver’s is sponsoring a coloring contest to celebrate National Library Week (the contest is open to kids up to age eleven and runs now through April 20). The seed library is officially open and ready for your participation. Families are signing up for the Picture Book Challenge.
And we’re starting a Lego Club for kids in kindergarten through third grade on Thursdays after school (roughly 3:30 – 4:30). There will be Lego challenges and fun and photo ops. And that lovely volunteer I mentioned earlier.