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October 23rd

As I write this it's raining outside my window. Earlier today it was snowing...and it may turn into snow later on! It has been a crazy October weather-wise. While we are still waiting...increasingly less hopefully...for a spell of Indian summer. It may not happen this year. On the other hand...we may not get the annual swarms of Asian beetles...something we wouldn't miss at all! There is still some color in the leaves. While the maples are mostly done for, we're now enjoying the russets, golds and burgundies of the turning oak trees. 

I'd like to include some photos...but, our technology is not cooperating this afternoon.....

Board Trustee Marilyn Jenkins and I attended the Turning the Page library advocacy workshop in Minneapolis earlier this month...thanks to the Gates Foundation! It was an exciting, educational conference, with top-flight presenters who engaged us in considering how we might be better advocates for this very important public resource...the library! One of the many things we learned was in a workshop called "Public Perceptions of Libraries." MOST people think that libraries are important and valuable parts of their community. They ALSO think that we are well-funded. Whoa! Think again! While the Forest Lodge Library is very grateful for the staunch support of the communities of Cable and Namakagon, and while we receive some support from the Bayfield County (mandated by law) we are far, far away from being over-funded! Hopefully, in the next several months, we'll be talking with you about ways that we can help you help us...to our mutual benefit.

Stay warm and dry! And come on in to the library for some great new reads!