Getting Around Bayfield County
Did you know that...
• Bayfield County is one of the oldest counties in the state; 49% of the total population will be 60 years of age or older by 2040
• Bayfield County has a population density of 10 people per square mile
• Bayfield County is, geographically, the second largest county in the state
Yes, these things are true.
Bayfield County is working to ascertain that County residents will continue to be able to get around, no matter what their age. Transportation is important! It connects people to their community, helps people maintain their independence and supports good health. They have created a survey, which they hope you will fill out, to gain information on individual transportation needs and which they plan to use to ensure that transportation options throughout the County will meet resident's needs in years to come.
We have a number of these surveys here at the library. Please DO come on in and fill one out (or take it to fill out at home & return) before the end of the month. Good planning requires good information and the best people to provide that are those that use the services!
DID YOU VOTE?
Director Lendved just posted a blog about getting yourself registered to vote in the Town of Cable. Posted...perhaps a little late to help anyone with today's Partisan Primary...but, in plenty of time to get yourself on track to vote in the upcoming mid-term election on 11/6! Check it out at Director's Blog.
We've been keeping it interesting at the Forest Lodge Library this summer! Here's a quick look at some of the events we've offered!
On Friday, June 22nd, Wisconsin born filmmaker John Mitchell came to Cable for a screening of his documentary CHEESEHEADS, a delightful film about...Wisconsin! (yes, it's in our collection...if you missed the screening, you should come and check it out!) Because we like to have fun, we scheduled a tailgate party that took place before the screening, all at the beautiful Cable Community Centre. We had burgers/sliders, beer and root beer and a whole pile of fresh Ellsworth Creamery cheesecurds that the filmmaker arranged to have sent our way. It was a blast!
On Friday, July 6th we offered a Reading Carnival for our younger patrons...and their parents and grandparents. First we had a MAKERSPACE session where our friend Kenton Whitman showed kids how to weave a cool bracelet out of cord. Dee Ann Rasmussen was on hand with her book about her fishing dog. We had some yard games set up behind the Book House, and participating kids got to "fish" for prizes. We offered some lunch and lemonade and wrapped it up with a puppet show from Pam Corcoran.
On Wednesday, July 11th Mark Moran, the mobile antiques appraiser returned to the area. This trip we held our event out at the Namakagon Town Hall. As usual...there were some treasures!
Our Staff Picks for June 2018
Check out staff recommendations! http://cable.wislib.org/index.php/staff-picks
THE BOOK HOUSE 2018
The Book House...that little house adjacent to the library...is OPEN FOR BUSINESS on Saturdays, beginning 5/26/2018. It'll be open every Saturday through Labor Day...(and a few after that!) Book sales are offered by the Katie Flowers Endowment...and all book sales benefit our building fund. C'mon and buy some books! Can't beat these prices!
Progress Report, January 2018
It's been just a bit over a year since the library acquired the property adjacent to us, and, if there's one thing we've learned...it's that everything takes time. Granted, we jumped on the opportunity to purchase the property, not because we had a definite idea of what we wanted to do with it, but, because we saw it as our best opportunity to both remain in our existing (and much beloved) location AND to build a library addition that would allow us to better serve the needs of our communities.
We spent some time talking with people who'd been involved in previous attempts at expansion and with others who'd undergone or were in the process of renovation efforts at their own libraries. Our summer "social" event, A Novel Affair, in addition to showcasing library services and having fun, was an opportunity to engage with our patrons about services they'd like to see offered, and features that would be appreciated in a library addition. We received further input on patrons wishes and needs via Cable Tomorrow, the Town of Cable's ongoing visioning process. Our Board, in a special meeting, reviewed all of this material and defined our own list of what we considered to be essential features of any library addition.
In the last several months we have established an interview committee and have interviewed three architectural firms, all who have some experience working with libraries. We are currently engaged in the process of visiting projects overseen by these various architects, which we hope will assist us in choosing the best fit for our project, community and budget. So far our travels have taken us east to Eagle River. We anticipate visits to Ely, Duluth/Superior and Iron River. While it can sometimes feel as though the process has stalled, these are weighty decisions, and we very much wish to exercise due diligence!
In the meantime, we and our patrons have enjoyed the use of the property! As you are likely aware, The Katie Flowers Endowment cleared out of the Depot out at the Cable Recreation Park and their book sale is now located in what we are calling the Bookhouse on that property. They had open hours nearly every Saturday through the end of September and were also open for Christmas in Cable. The library has used the property for a couple of MAKERSPACE events, one on how to fix your bicycle and another on starting a fire...without a match!
Stay tuned...we'll keep you posted!
And, so you know, we are always open to hearing about what YOU'D like to see in a library addition!
Staff Recommendations December 2017
What's our staff reading and recommending? Take a look! http://cable.wislib.org/index.php/staff-picks
Big News from a Little Library
Why are these people smiling? Well, the rumor you've heard is true. The library ... well, technically the Towns of Cable & Namakagon... purchased the Aldrich property adjacent to the library. We're very excited! We look forward to working with our neighbors, our Towns, our patrons and area businesses in visioning the sort of library addition that will provide wanted and needed services. Stay tuned!
If you would like to be part of our visioning effort we’d be happy and grateful for your input! Please contact Library Director Kristine Lendved, or one of our Board Trustees and let us know you’re interested in participating.
Cable's Serenity Spot
Forest Lodge Library13450 County Highway M
P O BOX 176
Cable, WI 54821
The Forest Lodge Library, a joint library of the Cable and Namakagon communities, is located two blocks east of State Highway 63 on County Highway M in the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin.
Who May Use the Library
The library will serve all individuals, groups and visitors of the Cable/Namakagon community and the library system area. Service will not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic or political status; or because of mental, emotional or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation.