Our Staff Picks for June 2018
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Reading Carnival - Friday, July 6th
On Friday, July 6th, The Forest Lodge Library invites any and all kids to attend a Reading Carnival on the library and adjacent grounds. The library hopes that you’ll show up, have fun and take home prizes, pleasant memories and the desire to read this summer!
The event will begin at 11 with a MAKERSPACE event on the grounds of the building (The Book House) just west of the library. Kenton Whitman will teach kids how to tie some basic, useful knots and will also show those attending how to weave a bracelet, which they can take home with them. If they make more than one, they can take more than one.
At noon we’ll offer a light lunch and there will be games to play on the lawn as well as a story-reading station to check in at. Game winners will have an opportunity to fish for prizes.
At one o’clock it’s puppet theater behind the library. Puppeteer Pam Corcoran will offer her show The Queen of Hearts, acted out by her hand-made, wool-felted puppets.
Also on this day, any kid wishing to do so can sign up to set themselves a summer reading goal, which the library would be happy to help with! Those signing up and, later, meeting their goal, will be eligible for prizes to be awarded at the end of the summer reading season, which is to say, the end of August.
Antiques Appraisal Event coming to the Town of Namakagon
Dust off your family heirlooms! Dig the duck decoys out of the burlap bag! Mark Moran, the mobile Antiques Appraiser is returning to the area, and this time the Forest Lodge Library is bringing him to the Town of Namakagon Town Hall on Wednesday, July 11th, from 4-7...or however long it takes!
YOU WILL NEED AN APPOINTMENT! The library is taking reservations for appraisal appointments. Individual appointments must be made for each item you plan to bring with you and there is a suggested donation of $10 per appraisal. Give us a call at 716-798-3189 to get your name on the roster!
Categories of items open to consideration at this event include: fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metalware, clocks or costume jewelry. Excluded items include: all weapons, fine jewelry, musical instruments, and coins or paper money. If you are unclear as to whether or not your item fits into an open category, give us a call and we can contact Mr. Moran for clarification. It is also possible, if your item is large, heavy or otherwise hard to handle, to provide photos of all sides/angles of the item and receive your appraisal that way.
Mr. Moran will give your item careful consideration...whether it's worth a fortune...or simply of "great personal significance." We've very much enjoyed having Mr. Moran here in the past...and are pleased to announce his return.
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.
Forest Lodge Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Forest Lodge Library is to enhance the quality of life for our community by providing open access to cultural, intellectual and informational resources and services that are delivered in a welcoming, convenient and responsive manner.