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Open Seat on Library Board of Trustees
NOTICE OF VACANCY
Forest Lodge Public Library
Board of Trustees
The Forest Lodge Public Library, a joint library of the Cable and
Namakagon communities, is seeking applicants interested
in serving on its Board of Trustees.
The appointment will commence in January 2019, or upon approval by the Town of Namakagon Board of Supervisors. Term will expire in January 2022. The individual serving will be eligible to serve a second, full three-year term.
The role of Trustee is a serious commitment, vital to the success of the library. For more information on this position, please use contact listed below.
Interested persons are asked to forward a letter of interest and c.v. to:
The Forest Lodge Library
Attn: Kristine Lendved/Director
P O BOX 176
Cable, WI 54821
Posting date: December 6, 2018
Lifelong Learning ... in your jammies!
Life-long learning sounds marvelous…until you think about having to travel somewhere with uncertain road conditions, etc.etc. Well…what if all you had to do was fire up your home computer…or turn on your device?
The libraries of the Northern Waters Library Service are thrilled to tell you about our subscription to GALE COURSES. This service will enable you to take classes in anything from…basic accounting to romance writing…web design to conversational French…job search skills to mindfulness and meditation. The offerings are…considerable!
All you need to sign up and take these courses is…a library card! Some of these classes are designed to function as continuing ed credits for educators and health care workers. Employers may accept some of these classes as continuing ed credits or evidence of expertise in various computer programs, such as Excel. If you are past having to worry about any of that, consider taking a class in something you’ve always been interested in…say, drawing or writing your life story or learning a language. Why wouldn’t ya?
We did mention that all you need is a library card…yes?
Here’s the Northern Waters Library Service specific link to the Gale Courses catalog. Take a look and sign up for something today! https://education.gale.com/l-nwater/
Check out August Staff Picks!
See what our staff is reading & recommending! http://cable.wislib.org/index.php/staff-picks
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