Community Conversation - Health Care for Rural Wisconsin
Ken and Carol Engelhart are a husband and wife, doctor and nurse team who have a shared passion for health care for all. They both sit on the board for Physicians for a National Health Program-Minnesota. They wish to share their message regarding a “better way for rural health care”…with all of us and will be offering a Community Conversation on Tuesday, July 24th, at the Forest Lodge Library at 6:30 to do exactly that.
Carol Engelhart grew up as the daughter of a small town family doctor in rural South Dakota. Her own nursing career began in 1975, first as a hospital nurse, later training as a diabetes nurse specialist.
Ken Engelhart graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 1981. He worked in rural South Dakota for three years and then moved on to primary care at the Marshfield Clinic from 1986 to 2006. In 2006 he began work with the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, becoming co-chief of medicine.
Having worked in small, rural clinics, health maintenance organization care clinics and publicly funded health care at the VA the Engelharts have an understanding of the apparatus of health care in our nation and their experience has evolved into ideas about what could be better, fairer, more expedient and affordable ways to manage medical services.
A Community Conversation is an opportunity for area patrons and full time or seasonal residents to share their experience, their expertise, their interests and their passions. If you have a subject you’d like to present, please contact Library Director Kristine Lendved at 715-798-3189.
Our Staff Picks for June 2018
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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
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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.