Read to Rover

Read to Rover is coming to the Taylor Memorial Library!

 

Read to Rover is a program sponsored by the Coulee Region Humane Society.  A volunteer handler will bring their certified therapy dog or cat to the library and children ages 5 and over can read out loud to the animal.

Studies have shown that reading to a friendly canine or feline partner helps to alleviate anxiety and build confidence in children.  Especially children who are reluctant readers or who may struggle with reading.  But your child doesn’t have to be struggling – they just have to love animals!

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Our first visit will be from Luna the Cat and her handler Karla on Tuesday, September 16th from 5:30 – 6:30pm.

Call the library to register for a ten minute session with Luna!

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Read to Rover will be offered at the library every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 6:30 through December.  You may sign up more than once.  Frequent readers will have the opportunity to earn a free book!

You Did It!

The Taylor community should be very proud!  During the six weeks of Good Reads for a Good Cause, you read 407 books.

Give yourself a huge pat on the back!!

Because of your participation and dedication, we raised over $800 to buy more books for the library.

Way to go!!

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We’re Almost Halfway There

The Taylor Community Wide Summer Reading Program is well under way!  We have had several book logs turned in already and we are almost halfway to our goal.  We have a little over a week left, so keep on reading and remember to bring your book logs into the library so your books can be counted!

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Thank you to everyone who has turned in book logs so far.  If we reach our goal of 200 books, several area businesses have pledged to donate funds to help us update our collection. Anyone can participate and it’s not too late!

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

Our Summer Reading Program kicks off next week with a presentation from

Incredible Bats!

Thursday, June 26th at 11:00 at the Taylor Community Center Gym

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Daniel and Sharon Peterson of Incredible Bats! have been educating people about bats for over 10 years.  They love bats and love to share their knowledge with others. This presentation will be entertaining and educational, and best of all,

THEY WILL BE BRINGING REAL, LIVE BATS!

Everyone is welcome to attend!! 

Sign-up for the kids’ summer reading will take place after the presentation.

Our Community Wide reading program, Good Reads for a Good Cause, will also begin on the 26th.  No sign-up necessary!  Just pick up a reading log at area businesses and record what you read between June 26th and July 31st.  We have set a goal for our community to read 200 books during that time.  If we meet our goal, area businesses have pledged to help the library purchase new books.  So get ready to read!

Haunted Wisconsin

Come and hear Chad Lewis talk about

Wisconsin’s Most Haunted Locations

Thursday, June 12th at 7pm

Taylor Community Center Gym

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This presentation is FREE and appropriate for all ages

Haunted Locations in Your Own Backyard
This presentation takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Wisconsin.  It covers the entire state of WI from Wandering Ghosts in the North Woods to the Haunted B&B in Milwaukee. From phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, no place in WI is without its own haunting.
Complete with photos, case history, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore, and directions, this unique presentation encourages you to visit these places for your own ghost story.

Find out where you can:

See possessed statues come to life

Pick up a phantom hitchhiker

Get chased by Hellhounds

Come face to face with dead gangsters

Visit the cursed mausoleum

chad2For over two decades Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual. From tracking vampires in Transylvania and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize and searching for ghosts in Ireland’s haunted castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal.
 Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s A Haunting,  William Shatner’s Weird or What, ABC’s Scariest Places on Earth, and Monsters and Mysteries in America along with being a frequent contributor on Ripley’s Believe it or Not Radio. With a Masters Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 15 books on the supernatural, and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings.  The more bizarre the legend, the more likely it is that you will find Chad there.

It’s Finally Here…

The Library will be

CLOSED

on Tuesday, March 18th

as we make the switch over to our new catalog.  

The new catalog offers improved functionality, including the ability to tag library materials and receive text message notifications, along with a Google-like search interface. Access to e-books will be seamless, along with an improved interface on tablets and mobile devices.

If you have any questions about how to use the new catalog, don’t be afraid to ask at the library!  We will be glad to assist you.

Thank you for your patience!

Change is Coming!

The library catalog is moving!!

All the libraries in the Winding Rivers Library System are switching to a new catalog.

We will try to make the transition as smooth as possible for all of our patrons.

Here are some important dates:

March 13-18:  No HOLDS may be placed in the catalog.

March 15:  Last day to print your reading history and lists.

March 17 & 18:  The library catalog will be unavailable.

March 17 & 18:  Downloading books from OverDrive will not be available.  (Materials already checked out are OK)

Tuesday, March 18th, the Taylor Library will be CLOSED as we make the transition. 

Remember: You will need to print out your current reading history and lists (if you want to save them) as this information will NOT make the transfer to the new system.

Thank you for your patience!