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All together now, more positivity!

While at the library or out and about in our lively community, I am still gathering positive messages. I am also learning how to make videos on my phone!

Please enjoy this one!

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All together now, fun messages on tees!

Patrons have been wearing some wonderful t-shirts this summer and I have been capturing the good words. They are perfect for ALL TOGETHER NOW. Enjoy! 

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5 books on Channel 5 Local Live!

I welcomed the opportunity to book talk (one of my favorite things) on Channel 5 Local Live today! (August 1, 2023) What a fabulous way to welcome a fresh month! 

I am so proud that WFRV does this segment on a regular basis to promote LITERACY. It is huge! I am honored to have been a part of it! @local5live


For the annotations I PREPARED and which promptly went out the window in the studio, haha, stop here

Are you ready to think fall bulbs?

FMPL (Friends of the Muehl Public Library) are running their fall bulb sale which closes on Sunday, October 15, 2023. You can browse and place your order HERE.

We thank you for your support while you are investing in future beauty!

Library pets podcast out of Ontario highlights our guinea pigs!

Our library was featured on this podcast in June of 2023. Stop here to enjoy great content about our library amidst Elizabeth's giggles!

Welcome back Carlos!!! FIFTH visit to our library will be Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. All welcome!

This collage shows when Carlos visited our library and shared his immense talents with us on October 1, 2016; May 15, 2017; May 29, 2018; and June 13, 2022! Do you want to learn how to draw anime? Anime Your Way is a step by step program that teaches you how to create and modify an anime character. All participants are successful! This program is free and the materials are provided. We sure hope to see you as part of our reading program, ALL TOGETHER NOW!

Also, this video showcases another artistic endeavor of Carlos. It is fun to listen to his philosophy!

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The Fourth Be with You fun!

May 9, 2023

Last Thursday we had fun with a terrible pun…THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU! Each patron who checked out that day received a chance to win a grogu/baby Yoda figure. Our lucky winners were: Sam Goeben, Toni Jorgensen, Patti Lardinois, Conrad Snyder, Audrey Vandenheuvel, and Annette VonBrevern. Congrats to all!

Staff member Colette Bezio developed her very own "Choose Your Own Adventure" story!

For literacy evening up at Rock Ledge in March, Colette created a CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE story for families to take home and play.

It has in excess of 42 different endings! Here it is if you would like your very own copy.


Seymour Woman's Club Scholarship winners for 2023, congratulations!

One of my other hats is as secretary of the Seymour Woman's Club. Congratulations to our college scholarship winners for 2023!

For the 54th year, the Seymour Woman’s Club is proud to award scholarships to Seymour Community High School seniors. The 2023 winners are:  Emily Brinkman, daughter of Lynn and Bruce Brinkman; Olivia Herb, daughter of Jennifer Henry; Carleigh Leisgang, daughter of Vicki and Paul Leisgang; and McKenna Mueller, daughter of Amy and Tom Mueller.  Each winner will receive a $1000 scholarship after the completion of an academic semester.  All seniors at SCHS were eligible for consideration.


Emily Brinkman plans to attend UW-Platteville to study chemistry and forensic investigation. She was a member of the track and field, cross country, and dance teams.  She was active in Student Senate, SALSA, and band, serving as drum major.

Olivia Herb will attend UW-Stevens Point majoring in chemistry and minoring in environmental science. She was a member of the track and field team and the swim team, serving as captain.  She was also active in FBLA and S-Club, serving as President.

Carleigh Leisgang has been accepted in the UW-Green Bay Nurse Scholar program.  She was a member of the dance team and S-Club.  She also had lab experience at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

McKenna Mueller has been granted direct admission to the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at Carroll University. She was on the soccer team, serving as captain for three years. She was active in SALSA, Students Taking Action Now, and the Seymour High School Leadership Committee.

***The pictures are in the order of the information presented. Thank you and congratulations!

Submitted by Kris Peters, Seymour Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee

September 2023 BookPage is here!

The September, 2023 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!

Nationwide database, findhelp.org

Thank you Lamont Kraft!

Thanks to Lamont Kraft who gifted the library with a bird poster. Lamont is a talented photographer. All the birds on the poster are photographs that he has taken. At our library, we love to showcase the talents of our patrons, neighbors, and community members. Thank you, Lamont for the opportunity and your generosity!

Special exhibit at Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee!

This exhibit opened on December 17, 2022 and closes on January 1, 2024. Check the website for more information @ https://www.harley-davidson.com

From award-winning children and YA author Isabel Quintero and illustrator Zeke Peña comes the Harley-Davidson Museum’s first-ever bilingual exhibit, “My Papi has a Motorcycle” / “Mi Papi Tien una Moto.”

Based on the beloved children’s book of the same name, “My Papi has a Motorcycle” shares a story of family bonds strengthened by the simple act of taking a joy ride on a two-wheeled machine.

With brilliant, colorful art from Peña paired with heart-warming stories from Southern Californian riding families, “My Papi has a Motorcycle” will draw smiles from kids of all ages. It’s an exhibit that focuses not only on where you can take a motorcycle, but where a two-up motorcycle ride with a loved one can take you.


2023 PDDC Plant Disease Talks on Zoom with Brian Hudelson, UW-Madison Plant Pathology

Each month in 2023, the University of Wisconsin Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic will sponsor a Zoom presentation on a plant disease-related topic. Check out descriptions and a preview of the talks below. If you have questions about the presentations, feel free to contact Brian Hudelson at (608)262-2863 or hudelson@wisc.edu. To register for one or more talks, visit https://pddc.wisc.edu/. Check at the bottom of the page for a link to the registration form.


Manhattan Shorts Film Festival, 2022, Seymour chooses same winner as the one chosen internationally!

October 3, 2022 Winning actor posted (25th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival)

Elina won at our library, too, with a total of 24 votes. Congratulations!

Enjoying being the hostesses at a "Cultural Nerve Center"! And we had two Finnish women attend, awesome!


The votes submitted from our library, see below.

Muehl Public Library picked the TREATMENT as number four. We chose FREEFALL as number one, THE BLANKET as number two, and FREEDOM SWIMMER as number three. Makes sense!! We are still on par with the international votes!!
Comedy Wins as The Treatment Awarded MANHATTAN SHORT 2022 Gold Medal!
The drama Freefall wins Silver Medal and the animated documentary Freedom Swimmer wins Bronze Medal in worldwide audience vote.
The Treatment, written and directed by Alvaro Carmona (Spain), is the Gold Medal Winner of the 2022 Manhattan Short Film Festival. The Treatment about a clinic offering bald men a full-- proof way to restore hair as long as you're okay with one controversial but related side effect, is a light comedy that resonated with viewers around the world. Manhattan Short medal winners are selected by voters attending the festival in cinemas around the world.
"Thank you very much to all of you who have voted for the short film, it is a great honor. I would especially like to dedicate it to my cousins, who unfortunately have stopped talking to me since the short film was premiered," says Alvaro Carmona       (ET's insertion: hahahahaha!)
Freefall, directed by Emmanuel Tenenbaum of France, wins the Silver Medal for its dramatic tale about a London stockbroker with a bad track record who makes the bet of his life when New York's World Trade Center is attacked on 9/11. Freefall is inspired by a true story. The Bronze Medal winner is Freedom Swimmer, an innovative animated documentary about a perilous swim from China to Hong Kong that echoes into the present. Freedom Swimmer is directed by Olivia Martin McGuire of Australia. The Best Actor Award goes to second-time nominee Elina Patrakka for her standout performance in The Blanket. This is Elina Patrakka’s second appearance in Manhattan Short, having starred in the 2020 short film The Stick. The global audience has voted. Congratulations to all the winners!
“On behalf of everyone at MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival, I want to acknowledge and thank all the filmmakers and artists involved, all the wonderful venues and those that run them and most of all, The Public that supports them. It’s been 25 years! Manhattan Short has grown from a screen mounted on the side of a truck on a downtown street in NYC to 500 cities around the world during one incredible week of screenings. I feel incredibly proud to be part of it alongside all of you.
So, I want to reach out and say thank you to all, and bring on 2023. I can’t wait."
Nicholas Mason

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 @

Toy sleepover, 2023 is a wrap!

August 25 through August 28, 2023, the 7th toy sleepover was held at the Muehl Public Library!  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.

Thank you in summer, 2023 for reading theme of ALL TOGETHER NOW. No Covid this time! Brian is giving the check to Elizabeth in the picture book area after a story time. The generous donation goes to book prizes for all the summer reading participants. Look at the wealth of choices that we are able to offer! Big thanks to the Firefighters for making a difference in our community!

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!

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

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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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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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ADRC Connection newsletter posted (placeholder)

We will post the current issue of the ADRC Connection newsletter to this story when it is published.