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The ins and outs of library services/curbside delivery during COVID

***This photo shows a typical day at the library whereby orders are set up on the bench, in the foyer,  awaiting pickups. How lucky are we that our space is condusive to this!

Curbside Delivery

Winter hours when staff is working in the building:

10 to 8 Mon through Thurs;

10 to 6 Fri; 10 to 2 Sat

You are back in school and your library is here to help. We have been offering curbside service since April 27, 2020 so now we have a very good system going! Practice makes things improve.

Steps:

If you are an Infosoup patron, browse online and put items on hold.

If you do not use Infosoup, contact us and let us know what we can gather for you and/or place on hold for you.

Call (920)833-2725 or email muehlpublic@gmail.com

Have your library card number ready to give us!

Tell us a day and approximate time you will be stopping by to pick up your order.

Your materials will already be checked out to you with your receipt.

When you get to the library you will come to the door and ring the door bell. A masked librarian will greet you and find your bag for you.

 If you need a library card…go to Infosoup.org and click Online Registration at the top. The library will get in touch with you. Or contact us for a paper application that we can give you curbside.

 Need digital resources? Go to Infosoup.org and click Digital Library at the top. This page has all sorts of things. We also highly recommend Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org) for the classics!

 Free wireless 24/7 outside our building (accessing indoor point) and wireless outdoor access point (from a grant) to provide optimal coverage. The Muehl Public Library is located at 436 N. Main Street in Seymour, WI.

Another grant has provided us with 4 brand new state of the art laptops for check out. Please contact the library if you are interested.

WHAT IF I NEED SOMETHING ELSE?

Call or email or RING THE DOOR BELL—we will help you. Thank you! If entering the building, a mask is required.

Thanks to Lori Peterson, 3K instructor!

Big thanks to Seymour 3K instructor Lori Peterson for donating MY MAGICAL WORDS (by Becky Cummings) to the library. This lovely book teaches young children positive ways of thinking of themselves. Lori and I agree that the sooner humans make kindness toward themselves a habit, the better! Lori has a copy of this book for her classroom, also. Thanks so much to Lori for this generous and thoughtful gift to strengthen our collection as well as the community!

Local author donates a signed copy of her book to our library!

We are so pleased to announce that Caitlyn J. Cheslock donated a SIGNED copy of her first children's book ( a second one is in the works!) entitled KEEPING EMOTIONS AT BAY WITH WINNIE MAE to our library. It is a beautiful book about ways to cope with stress but written in a way that is easy for young children to understand. The book's main character is a cat named Winnie Mae. The book is written in verse. Thanks, Caitlyn, for sharing your talents with us. Caitlyn is a school counselor and brought that knowledge to bear on this book. The book will be available soon for checkout in Infosoup.

   

Muehl Public Library happily accepts a donation from the Seymour Lions Club

The Seymour Lions Club (via Dean Leisgang) gave the library copies of TAKING DIABETES TO SCHOOL(via library director, Elizabeth Timmins). Colette Bezio designed an amazing bookplate for the inside of the book. Diabetes, historically, has been an important cause for the Lions Club.

  

 

Have no fear, if you missed this broadcast you can revisit it on youtube!

This wonderful interview of Lauren Fox by Georgia Hunter is worth watching! You will come away interested in reading works by both of them!

 

You Tube Video: 

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.

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.