Library Card Sign-Up Month

Back to school means saying goodbye to our summer residents and hello to a new rhythm of students and their needs. This year continues to be full of changes, and with the kids going back to school along with the addition of a new staff member (come say hi to Beth!), we are increasing our hours to include Saturdays from 9 am -1 pm.

One of the best back-to-school items you can have is a library card and it just so happens that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Public libraries work with schoolteachers and librarians to provide curriculum support as well as pleasure reading materials for students. Databases provided through BadgerLink bring thousands of grade-appropriate articles to students. Libby, hoopla, and Mango Languages fill in even more entertainment and educational niches. Homeschooling families find all sorts of great educational books and movies at their local libraries. All that’s needed to access these items is a free library card. If you are new to the area or haven’t been into the library in a while, please come see us. We would love to get you acquainted with all the library has to offer!

A big thank you to all those who shopped at the Book Sale this past Saturday. It was rainy and chilly, but you helped brighten the day for the Friends of the Library who made $322 to support library programs, magazine and newspaper subscriptions, and other special collections and needs. Although the Friends have decided to cancel the big Harvest Fest book sale this year, there will be a book sale on Wednesday, September 23 from 9 am to noon. Check out the library’s Facebook page or greenlakelibrary.org for more details and other upcoming sale dates.

We are also getting back to creating Activity Packs. We currently have another 8 weeks of crafts and photo scavenger hunts planned, so stop by and pick up a new pack today. This fall will be a beautiful time to enjoy creating, learning, and hunting for some fun.