Newspaper Column for August 14, 2019

Thank you all for helping the Friends to have another successful book sale! So many wonderful donations and eager shoppers helped the Friends to raise money for programs, special materials, projects, equipment, and scholarships not funded through the regular library budget. If you couldn’t make it out to the sale, we have another one coming up September 28-29 during Harvest Fest—see you then!

Have you ever wondered about the Friends of the library? Or all those great book sale ladies and gents? The Friends of the Caestecker Public Library started in 1982 as a group of volunteers who support our library through fund-raising activities and participate in other library-related services. Some of those services are being a Sunday Volunteer to manage the library and give the staff a day off, home delivery of library materials for those who find it difficult to travel to the library, and special event hospitality. They also help raise money and awareness to make the Caestecker Library the best little library around, but I may be a little biased in that opinion. If you ever wanted to join the Friends and be a part of all the small and big ways they help make this library great, stop by the library today to pick up a membership form! If you’re already a Friend of the library—thank you for being a part of our team!

Now for a little note on upcoming programs: Today (Thursday 8/15) at 10am Kristine Biesenthal an Outreach Specialist from the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin will join us for Thursday Morning Conversations. As always there will be great coffee (thanks to Sassafras), yummy donuts (Crossroads Market for the win), and interesting conversation (you and Kristine get the pat on the back there). Next up, on Tuesday, August 20th at 6 pm we will have our second film screening in our new discussion series: Remarkable Homes of Wisconsin. We hope to see you!