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Seymour Woman's Club proudly presents scholarship winners, 2020

From left to right top row: Chloe Close, Logan McHugh, Megan Steffens,

Bottom row: Melissa Doersch Congratulations! Read on for their individual stories. Our youth are so inspiring and we wish them the best in their future endeavors!

Seymour Woman’s Club  Awards Scholarships  Kris Peters, Scholarship committee

            For the 51st year, the Seymour Woman’s Club is proud to award scholarships to Seymour Community High School seniors. The 2020 winners are:  Chloe Close, daughter of Bobbie and Mike Close, Melissa Doersch, daughter of Karen and Steve Doersch, Logan McHugh, son of Tammy and Chad McHugh, and Megan Steffens , daughter of Jennifer and Bill Steffens.  Each winner will receive a $750 scholarship after the completion of an academic semester.  All seniors at SCHS were eligible for consideration.

            Chloe Close plans to attend UW-LaCrosse, and study biomedical science in preparation to become a laboratory researcher for diseases .  She has been co-captain of the Dance Team and vice-president of the Science Club.  She has worked with elementary students about kindness to others and bullying prevention.  She organized and volunteered with several community blood drives.

            Logan McHugh will attend UW-Platteville and study architectural engineering and aerospace engineering.  He is a member of S Club, FBLA, and played on the football team.  He has volunteered with a local suicide prevention program and a local tractor club.  He has donated drone photography and videos for the Outagamie County Highway Department.

           Megan Steffens will attend UW-Stevens Point, majoring in economics with a minor in Spanish.   She has been treasurer and president of the National Honor Society, president of the Spanish Club, and co-captain of the Step Crew.  She was a National Finalist with a historical paper for National History Day.  She has won both a Silver Medal and a Gold Medal at state Forensics. She attended Badger Girls State.

            Melissa Doersch intends to study at UW-LaCrosse and to eventually earn a master’s degree in occupational therapy.  She is active in 4-H, holding several offices.  She has been secretary and president of the Fire Explorers. She is also a member of Student Council, Thunder Stage Guild, PALS, and Step Crew.   She earned a Gold Medal at state in Forensics.

Facebook Live Talk, free for everyone, Staying as Safe as You Can: Safety and Security Online Tuesday June 9 noon

Join us for Badger Talks LIVE… 
a Facebook Live series intended to pleasantly distract, help you cope and stay engaged during these challenging times.

 

Tuesday, June 9 at Noon 

Every page you take, every click you make, someone is interested in your online activities. Learn how to cut down on the “data exhaust” you generate. Learn ways to protect yourself and your family from account hacks and identity theft.

This talk will take place here on the UW Connects Facebook page.

Dorothea Salo,a Distinguished Faculty Associate in Library and Information Studies, teaches about digital information in the iSchool at UW-Madison: everything from online privacy and security to relational-database design. She has also built “Recover Analog and Digital Data” (RADD) to save personal, family, and community history in Wisconsin from decaying 20th-century media such as VHStapes and floppy disks. Her professional interests include copyright, scholarly communication, and digital preservation.

Welcome and introductions by Nolan Raike, a rising sophomore studying Business in the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science.

 

First round of voting for new guinea pig's name!

Guinea Pig Name Vote!
We have a survey up where you can vote on your three favorite choices of the names that have been nominated so far! First round voting ends June 7th! Vote at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FQQPFHQ

Beginning on May 11, 2020, grab bag bundles @ your library!

Use our curbside delivery service by calling 833.2725 or emailing muehlpublic@gmail.com . Thank you!

Unleash that creativity that is lying dormant inside you!

Curbside Delivery beginning on April 27, 2020

Thank you to library fans for your anticipation!

Curbside delivery service began on April 27, 2020. It continues during our summer hours.

10 to 8 Mon through Thurs; 10 to 5 Fri

Thank you for loving the library. We love you!

Please understand there is no entry to the building at this time. Please be patient. Your service will be SLOWER than you are accustomed to. And you may not get exactly what you asked for. We can only offer you what we have on our premises. The slowdown is because we have to converse at length with you and you cannot just come in and browse and check out via self-service. We will be working two queues, phone and email, and requests could possibly overlap, just so you know! We will do our best.

Book bundles available. Contact us with a topic and we will gather a bundle for you.

Example: Books about dinosaurs for a 5 year old. Example: Please gather cozy mysteries. Example: Star Wars DVDs.

Steps:

Call 833.2725 or email muehlpublic@gmail.com

If you can, look up in Infosoup, narrow down to Seymour and see if a particular item is available. Tell us that is what you would like to have.

*Have your library card number ready to give us!

Choose an hour time frame to pick up. Examples:  Between 10 and 11 or between 5 and 6.                 *Tell us the hour you will be stopping by.

Your materials will already be checked out to you with the receipt and in a brown paper bag ready for you.

When you get to the library you will come to the door and ring the door bell. If there are people ahead of you pick the next available X on the sidewalk and stand on it. SIX FOOT DISTANCING.

When you get up to the door and ring the bell a librarian will come with a mask and gloves on and get your bag for you. We all want to be safe. Do you need a mask? Let us know, we have some extras and can provide you with one!

The 2020 Census is in full swing! Have you participated yet?!

Please do your part to strengthen our community for the next DECADE. It is easy...10 questions, 10 minutes, 10 years of funding on our community. Thank you!

Did you know that the census also helps in times of a health concern such as a pandemic? That is because hospitals and health care facilities rely on census data to plan their responses to community illnesses, etc.

IF YOU HAVE NOT FILLED OUT THE CENSUS, PLEASE DO IT RIGHT NOW! THANK YOU!

 

Created in Wisconsin for this difficult time

The University of Wisconsin has been on a very fast track and developed a website and app called “COVID-19 Wisconsin Connect” within 5 weeks. I am having technical difficulties finding the app. However, I went to the website no problem. The url is https://covid.chess.wisc.edu/#/home

     On the website you can find different sections. One section is about debunking myths; one section is a calming section; one section is a resource section; one section is discussion rooms; one section is prevent & protect; and one section is “All About Covid-19”. Forthcoming, they are working on a section called COPING.

     Take care everyone.

Excellent portrait of the state of WI with daily updates

There is an overload of information about COVID-19 coming at us constantly. I like this website because it is updated daily. It also offers us a sensible and educated approach to what is happening in the state of WI. Simply put, by staying home you are helping the health of our state. Working together, we can create more positive outcomes from this pandemic. Total cases, by county, are updated each afternoon by 2 p.m. Thank you to the people, behind the scenes, who are making certain that content is relevant and timely. We appreciate your efforts.

A great website to "bookmark" if you enjoy data and/or want to see the day by day results of the COVID-19 spread in Wisconsin.

The hygiene practices may seem repetitive but it is truly both helpful and critical for everyone to follow the guidelines which I have snipped from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Dungeons and Dragons Saturday afternoon group

On Saturday afternoons, beginning at 2 p.m. at the library, Colette Bezio facilitates the Dungeons and Dragons group. Ask Colette if you are interested in more information! New players are welcome!

The Seymour tie to the Newbery Medal 2020!

This is the exciting time of year when we find out the winners of children’s book awards. This year the Caldecott medal winner (illustrations) is The Undefeated by

Kwame Alexander and the Newbery medal winner (most distinguished contribution/content) is New Kid by Jerry Craft. This is the first graphic novel to win the Newbery!

We have a tie to the Newbery selection committee. Our very own Jenna Friebel (nee Goodall) is on the committee. Jenna was a free intern at our library during the summer of 2012! We knew she was going places for sure when we worked with her. We are so proud of her. This is amazing! Working with the committee, Jenna helped choosed the medal winner and four Newbery honors. One honor was Undefeated which won the Caldecott. Wow! The other three honored titles were Genesis Begins Again, Other Words for Home, and Scary Stories for Young Foxes that Jenna is holding in this picture!

FMPL thanks Nicolet Bank for $500 donation!

At the Friends of the Muehl Public Library (FMPL) January, 2020 meeting held on January 16, Sherryl Pues (employee of Nicolet Bank, Seymour)  presented library director Elizabeth M. Timmins with a check in the amount of $500 from NIcolet Bank, Seymour.  The money is going to the Friends and their projects. Happy Friends of the Library are featured in this picture! Read more about the Friends on their page of this website located @ Friends' page.