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Libraries are more than just books today.  Check out the pages of our website above to find out what’s happening at the library. Click on the WRLSWEB link on the left to search our catalog and the other links to find information on other topics.

Upcoming Library Events.

Community Conversations at the library on Wed. July 26 at 2:00pm. Come share your ideas on the future of the village. What do you think is going well and what are the challenges? Everyone is encouraged to come and share.

Community Garden Work Day Mondays at 8:30am.  Bring your gloves and meet us at the Community Garden.  The Garden is planted but we always need help with watering, weeding and other tasks.

Book Bingo – Kids, stop in the library for a Book Bingo card.  Complete the activities to make a Bingo and earn a book. Limit of one Bingo per week.

Pet the Puppies Mondays in August 1:00-1:30pm.  Children are invited to come to the library to help socialize puppies that are just a few weeks old. Children will be allowed to gently hold and pet the puppies.  Please do not bring other dogs, as the puppies are too young to be vaccinated.

Build a Better World Adult Summer Reading Program Begins. Read or listen to a book, complete a review form and have a chance to win a prize.  Drawings will be held on six Mondays beginning July 17.  The more you read, the better your chance of winning.

Vernon County Reads Bus Trip to Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, IA. Vernon county libraries are sponsoring a bus trip to Decorah on August 7 as part of its program featuring the Wisconsin author, Kathleen Ernst.  Her novel, Heritage of Darkness, is set in Decorah and at the museum.  The cost of the bus trip is $45 which includes, bus fare and museum fee.  Lunch and shopping are on your own.  The deadline for your paid registration is July 28.  Contact the library for more information.

Book Group Discussion on Wed. Aug. 9 at 2:00pm.  We will discuss A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman. “A word-of-mouth bestseller that has caused a sensation across Europe, Fredrik Backman’s irresistible novel about the angry old man next door is an uplifting exploration of the unreliability of first impressions and a gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it is shared with other people.”  Stop by the library for a copy, if you would like to join the discussion.

Knit Wits every Friday from 10:00am-12:00pm. Bring you knitting or other handwork and join the always lively conversation.

Can You Help Us? There are many ways to support the library.  Consider these opportunities and give us a call: Deliver books to the homebound. Donate gently used children’s books. Help with the Shared Stories project. Help with the Community Garden. Organize and add books to our two Little Free Libraries. Bake cookies or help serve at a fundraising dinner.

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