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Gorgeous pumpkin take it make it kit for your creative enjoyment!

 

Angie's fabulous take it/make it pumpkin kits are available curbside! Just ring our doorbell or ask for one with your curbside book order. Thank you! Limited quantities!

 

Who is hiding in the leaves?!

Thanks to the creativity and hard work of Colette Bezio and Leslie Hanseter you are invited to "LOOK AND FIND" book characters in the front window of the library!

Can you find...Cat in the Hat; Pete the Cat; Mouse from Give a Mouse a Cookie; Llama; Olivia; Pigeon; Duckling; Peppa Pig; Daniel Tiger; Elephant and Piggie?

Teens Top Ten

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August 15 - October 15 here on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the following week after.

This is where teens can vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NXWY5VK

And this is a video announcing the top 10:

 

October has arrived!

Imagine your story photo album: one of three

One thing we have learned in pandemic times is to slow down and savor...we are happy with the participation despite the turmoil.

Imagine Your Story Summer Reading, 2020, halfway through!

Imagine your story photo album: two of three

One thing we have learned in pandemic times is to slow down and savor...we are happy with the participation despite the turmoil.

Imagine Your Story Album Two

Imagine your story photo album: three of three

One thing we have learned in pandemic times is to slow down and savor...we are happy with the participation despite the turmoil.

 

 

Imagine Your Story Album Three

GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT results, 2020

Additional information about our 2020 winners:

Chris’ picture of a snowflake was actually submitted by Chelsey Schaumberg on her behalf. Great job Chelsey…you have a great eye. And so does Chris!!

Kaarina is on one side of the heart and her daughter Saara is on the other side of the heart. This picture was taken at Lake Park, Seymour.

Artistic Allie who took the nature picture is someone you may have met at our library. She helps with the Beading mornings called BEAD(T) THE BLUES each spring!

Susan is a lifelong friend and volunteer of our library. Her picture is of her new kitten with personality plus! (Kitty’s name is Car-E)

We had a drawing for this summer's "mega readers" to win a castle!

Some castles were delivered to the homes of patrons on September 19, 2020. And the rest were distributed the following week. Thanks for reading for the theme:

IMAGINE YOUR STORY!

Pinterest fans unite!

The library is excited because we love Pinterest! You can "follow us" at Muehl Public Library. Our new INFOSOUP has automatic links to Pinterest in the

records! If you have Pinterest open in a window and Infosoup open in another window you can freely pin movies and books to your boards, etc. So easy, fun and handy! Enjoy!

Local patron has created a podcast, check it out!

Kimani Jefferson, one of the library's patrons, has started his own podcast! You can listen to episodes by going HERE!

Piggie & Elephant with Elizabeth & Sue

Typically the Monday after Hamburger Days, Elizabeth and Sue perform Elephant and Piggie stories! Enjoy! (Run time: 7 mins 32 secs) MADE WITH LOVE.

Fantastic talk, you can look at an archived copy.

This series is intended to pleasantly distract, help you cope and stay engaged during these challenging times.

This ran for less than an hour. The four techniques taught are 1) drawing your breath; 2) Lake Superior stones;

3) Spirals and 4) Blind Contour

You can reach this lecture by clicking on the palette! Paint palette free icon

Online security

On June 9, Leslie and Debby attended the one hour course about online security that was hosted by UW-Connects. They came away with a list of tips that are posted here and will be stuffed into bags for curbside delivery, also. Thanks to Leslie and Debby for learning on behalf of our patrons! Online security is an important consideration for people in our society. 

Self-improvement literature, with local ties, is always heartwarming!

Joe Schmit's follow-up to SILENT IMPACT is now available for check out at your library. It is called THE IMPACT BLUEPRINT. And the subtitle is "A Step-by-Step Journey to a Life Of Significance". This book is a wonderful collection of 52 traits of successful people. You could break this down and study one trait a week (for one year) to a new you!

At the end of May, the Freedom Pursuit highlighted two books by Kris VanHandel. We have them on order and they will be available for check out soon at the library. They are both about hiking the Ice Age Trail. The books are HIKING WITH HAIR TIE and ICE AGE TRAIL THROUGH THE SEASONS.

Finally, we have a donation from Dr. Brenda Montecalvo of her book entitled VISUAL SECRETS FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS. This book is a guide to doing well at school in ways that allow more quality time for students with their families. This book needs to be added and processed but then it will be ready for check out. Thanks for your patience. Due to the pandemic,our processes have been slowed down considerably. The local tie to this book is that Dr. Brenda is the daughter of Marilyn Heinke. You may recall Marilyn who was an optometrist in Seymour for several years. She was an astute businesswoman and a supporter of all forms of education!

 

Coping with COVID and life

United Way Fox Valley has created this platform to help all of us: Trauma Informed Roadmap

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.