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The Wisconsin Humanities care about the humanities programming that our library does!

Coming out of COVID, our library applied for a $5000 grant from the Wisconsin Humanities in mid-October of 2021. We asked for the funding to keep our library fully staffed during this year, 2022. In mid-November of 2021 we received the news that the grant was approved. This was and is such a gift. It shows that the Wisconsin Humanities recognizes the important learning opportunities that libraries provide. All we can say is thank you, thank you, thank you.

Wisconsin Humanities are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Congratulations!

Wisconsin Humanities strengthens our democracy through educational and cultural programs that build connections and understanding among people of all backgrounds and beliefs throughout the state. This year's Muehl Public library budget was funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project (Muehl Public Library services, 2022) do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more @

Friends' bulb sale closes October 15, 2022


The Friends of the Muehl Public Library (FMPL) Bulb Sale is underway! It closes on October 15, 2022.

Thanks for your support. All proceeds benefit the library...our materials, our programs, our services.

Happy National Library Card Sign-Up month, September

Catching up with September, gah! It is National Library card sign-up month. We have free vinyl stickers for you to choose from at the library...whether you are getting an Infosoup card or already have one!

Toy sleepover, 2022 is a wrap!

August 19 through August 22, 2022, the 6th toy sleepover was held at the Muehl Public Library! (Unfortunately, it was NOT the 6th annual because we missed two years due to COVID, sigh.) We were so happy to get back on track with this activity. Please enjoy the slideshow!


Thank you Seymour Firefighters!

Thank you so much to the Seymour Firefighters who annually give substantial financial support to the summer reading program at the Muehl Public Library. The 2022 reading theme is OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES.

In this photo, Brian Treml is presenting Elizabeth (library director) with this summer’s check but distancing because Elizabeth has Covid.

To the right of Elizabeth is Tammy Nachtwey, instructor for the Community Family Resource Center. Tammy and Elizabeth led PACE (Parent and Children Enrichment) summer sessions at the library. It was a wonderful collaboration!

To the far right is Kristen Diermeier. She is an educator and serves on the Library Board of Trustees. She is with her therapy dog Luna. Kristen has been doing pop-up visits at the library this summer during which she introduces Luna to patrons. This has also been a very successful and satisfying venture for the library and its patrons.

So the gift from the firefighters keeps giving and giving as we work on strengthening our community! We love building alliances with fellow educators who are committed to excellence in Seymour.

*Thanks to Cindy Borgen for taking the picture.

2022 Photo Contest

The East Asia in Wisconsin Library grant project

Muehl Public Library (Seymour, WI) is a participant in the East Asia in Wisconsin Library grant project, administered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for East Asian Studies. Here are some of the materials we purchased and the book plate that Colette Bezio designed to put in them! You can learn more @: https://eastasia.wisc.edu/2021/12/02/winners-of-the-2021-east-asia-in-wisconsin-library-program-awards/  We are honored to have this opportunity!

Seymour Woman's Club Scholarship winners for 2022, congratulations!

One of my other hats is as secretary of the Seymour Woman's Club. Congratulations to our college scholarship winners for 2022!

For the 53rd year, the Seymour Woman’s Club is proud to award scholarships to Seymour Community High School seniors. The 2022 winners are:  Lydia Byers, daughter of Hannah and Evan Byers, Max Cegielski, son of Jessica and Steve Cegielski, Kendal Gagnow, daughter of Pauline and Sam Gagnow, and Kaitlyn Hilbert, daughter of Jill and David Hilbert.  Each winner will receive a $750 scholarship after the completion of an academic semester.  All seniors at SCHS were eligible for consideration.

Lydia Byers plans to attend UW-LaCrosse to study biology in preparation for pre-medicine.  She was a member of the track and field team and captain of the swim team.  She has been active in Student Senate, S-Club, and band, serving as drum major.

Max Cegielski has been admitted to UW-Madison with direct entry to the College of Engineering. He was president of Student Senate, active in SALSA, S-Club, and was the captain of the soccer team.

Kendal Gagnow will attend UW-River Falls to study pre-veterinary medicine.  She has been active in National Honor Society, Unity Dance Academy, and FFA, serving as treasurer. She was selected as one of two students in her class to attend the 2019-2020 HOBY leadership conference.

Kaitlyn Hilbert has been granted direct admission to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Carroll University. She has been on the basketball and soccer teams serving as captain for soccer.  She was also active in band and served as a senior class officer.


Submitted by Kris Peters

Seymour Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee

Thank you from Seymour Woman's Club!

One of my other hats is as secretary of the Seymour Woman's Club. We had a successful fundraiser on Sunday, April 10, 2022 and here is our thank you slide presentation.



Review of September book group title!

We were going to have this title for September, 2020 and then we were going to have this title for September, 2021. Here is a review because we are moving onto new titles beginning September, 2022.

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Read Engage Advise Discuss for January 8, 2022: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

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Read Engage Advise Discuss for December 11, 2021: The Frog At The Window by Scott J. Langteau

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Manhattan Shorts Film Festival, 2021, Seymour chose winners that matched International votes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 18, 2021 11:30 a.m. our time, winners just posted!!! (24th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival)

The wait is over! The votes are in! The hilarious French comedy Archibald’s Syndrome, written and directed by Daniel Perez, is the winner of the coveted Gold Medal in the 24th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The Silver Medal is awarded to the dramatic Norwegian film The Kicksled Choir directed by Torfinn Iversen. The Northern Ireland short film Rough, a comedy written and directed by Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn, takes the Bronze Medal. Fereshta Afshar was crowned Best Actor for her riveting performance in Bad Omen, a short film from Afghanistan. These three medal-winning films garnered the most votes from a worldwide in-theater and online audience from a field of 10 selections. All 10 films, by virtue of their appearance in MANHATTAN SHORT, are Oscar-qualified. Congratulations everyone!

Read Engage Advise Discuss for October 9, 2021: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

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Give us your best shot photo contest winners, 2021!

Congratulations to GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT WINNERS, 2021! First place (#13) Allie Boughton; Second place (#17) Jennifer Galliford; Third place (#22) Melody Johnson. All of the entries were great and received votes! Winners, you will hear from the Friends about your prizes. Thanks everyone!

Interactions with Fable and Rolo during curbside service!

Huge thanks go to the creative talents of Colette Bezio and Cindy Borgen!


Rolo and Fable thank you for your letters during quarantine.  Now that our doors are open again, please visit them in person instead of writing!


About our neighbors to the east! A positive during COVID!

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October, 2022 Book Page is here!

The October, 2022 BookPage is available at your library for free. Thanks to Friends of the Muehl Public Library (FMPL) for purchasing this for our patrons every month. It is a tremendous resource!

Virtual stories with Elizabeth & Sue, 2021 and 2020!

Enjoy our antics!!! Maybe you will act out a story or two this summer! Thank you to cameraman Mark Naze who expertly filmed both videos.

Piggie & Elephant with Elizabeth and Sue

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Glimmers of Joy from Outagamie County Extension (posted monthly)

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