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Summer Readers Help Others

By , 13 August, 2016, No Comment


Thanks to our readers in our 2016 summer reading program, three local groups will receive donations to help with the services they offer the community!  The Trempealeau County Humane Society, the Blair Food Pantry, and the Blair Volunteer Fire Department will each receive a check from the library on behalf of all of our summer readers.  For the second year, participants in the program could vote for one of the groups based on how many minutes (or books) they read in a two month period.  After the votes were counted, the library donated money that would have been spent on small toys and prizes to each of the three groups instead.  In the two years that we have been using this new incentive program, we have never had one child (or parent) complain that they did not receive a toy!  All readers who finish the entire program, still receive one new book of their choice and the satisfaction of knowing they helped their community.  Thanks again to our wonderful readers!

Miller & Mike @ the Library

By , 4 June, 2016, No Comment


Join us on Wednesday, June 8 at 2:30 for a free show that is perfect for the whole family!  Miller & Mike will be on stage at the library.  Miller & Mike have worked all over the US and beyond. They have entertained audiences with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Apple Vacation Resorts, MTV, The Today Show, Extreme Makeover and the Travel Channel. Right now they perform out of Wisconsin at libraries, fairs, festivals and corporate events. The energy they bring is unlike any other show you’ve seen before. Combining circus skills and audience participation with good clean comedy, Miller & Mike are making memories one show at a time.  Don’t miss Miller & Mike!

Job Fair

By , 2 February, 2016, No Comment


Looking for work?  Come to the Peoplelink Staffing Job Fair at the library on Tuesday, February 16th from 1-4 p.m.  Positions are open in many fields.

Read & Color With Luna

By , 12 January, 2016, No Comment


Karla and Christopher Hulne will be coming to the library on Tuesday, January 19th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for another session of “Read to Luna.”  Luna is a friendly, certified therapy cat who enjoys listening to readers of all ages.  Kids can sign up for a 10 minute reading session by calling the library at (608)989-2502 to reserve a spot.  The library will also be hosting at the same time a “Coloring Club” for anyone who likes the calming effects of coloring!  We will have a variety of coloring pages for all ages with a great selection of coloring pencils and markers.  Join us for all the fun!wrls-bl0002


Read to Luna

By , 12 October, 2015, No Comment

Photo courtesy of Karla Hulne.

It’s “Read to Luna” night at the library on Tuesday, October 20th from 5:30-6:30! Call or visit now to sign your reader up for a 10 minute reading session with this friendly, trained therapy cat. Readers may bring their own books to read or choose one of Luna’s favorites. Fun fall-themed literacy centers will be available for kids while they wait.

Registration is required so call (608)989-2502 or stop in to sign up!

“Mixed Nuts” to Perform at Cheese Fest

By , 14 September, 2015, No Comment
Mixed Nuts LOGO image
Hilarious Hijinks with Mixed Nuts!
What is everyone laughing about? It’s the Midwest’s favorite Kid’s Comedy duo, Mixed Nuts. Join us for physical comedy, age-appropriate humor and uproarious audience participation! Mixed Nuts has tickled funny bones throughout the region with their special blend of hilarious hijinks, guaranteed to produce side-splitting laughter in ages 4-94!!
Join us during Blair Cheese Fest this Saturday, September 19th beginning at 10:30 at the Blair-Taylor Elementary School gym.  This is a FREE family program!

The History of Comic Book Superheroes

By , 7 August, 2015, No Comment



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Join us at the Blair-Taylor Elementary gym on Friday, August 14th at 10 a.m. for a wrap-up event for our 2015 Summer Reading Program “Every Hero Has A Story.” We will have a FREE program called “The History of Superheroes” presented by superhero expert Terry Fisk.

“History of Comic Book Superheroes”
Terry Fisk talks about the artists and writers who created such well-known superheroes as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, etc.,  and reveals the influences and inspiration for these powerful characters.   He examines the history of comic books, and the impact they’ve had on our culture. Beginning at age 13, Fisk drew “Albert,” a weekly comic strip for his local newspaper, and later studied to be a comic book artist at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (the alma mater of Superman artist,  Dan Jurgens).  As a comic book aficionado, he owns a huge collection of comics, has met many of the artists and writers, and possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of the subject.
This program is free and open to the public.  Your child does not need to participate in summer school to attend this event, so please join us for this awesome and informative program!

Memorial Day 2015

By , 21 May, 2015, No Comment



The library will be closed from Saturday, May 23-Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  Have a safe and happy weekend.

Make Every Day Earth Day!

By , 5 May, 2015, No Comment

earth day

Join us on Wednesday, May 6th from 4:30-5:30 as the Blair-Taylor Ecology Club hosts “Kids Ecology Day” events for school age children.  There will be special stories and recycled crafts presented by the Ecology Club, so don’t miss it!

Happy Easter

By , 1 April, 2015, No Comment


The library will be closed on Good Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 for the Easter holiday.  Stop in now to stock up on books and movies for the long weekend!