Foreword - News and to-dos

Foreword: January 11, 2016

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We hope everyone enjoyed our PBS Reel to Real film event last Friday “Remarkable Homes of Wisconsin”. Our next event featuring Wisconsin Barns will be shown in February. Stay tuned for more details!

Our Page Turners group is taking the month of January off, but we will start meeting again next month! Our next meeting is February 18 at 1:00 PM. Our February book pick “Can You Keep a Secret?” by Sophie Kinsella is available for check out now!

Mark your calendars for our Retirement Workshop on January 28 at 6:00 PM.  Titled “Managing Retirement on a Fixed Income”;  this one hour workshop examines the common challenges people face during retirement and will share proven principles for peace of mind about money.  Alan Prahl, Education Manager for FISC is the speaker for this special event.  This is a free event sponsored by Black Creek Village Library and Goodwill NCW.

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday January 14th 6:00 PM: Knitting
  • Friday January 15th
    • 10:15 AM: Toddler Storytime
    • 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime
    • 3:15 PM: Friday Funday

Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

November 24, 2015

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Black Creek Village Library would like to wish everyone happy holidays! There is so much to do in the area during the wintertime, from enjoying outdoor sportsmanship, to ringing bells for local charities, to spending time inside with family and friends curled up with a good book or a cheesy holiday film. This holiday season, we are going to be at the Library, enjoying the company of our neighbors and doing good deeds!

On Thursday, December 10,  at 5:30 PM, we will be hosting our annual Ornament Night festivities! Join us for treats and camaraderie as we make ornaments for your Christmas tree, Menorah, rearview mirror, or just for fun! We will have activities for all ages. Please RSVP by December 1st.

We are proud to sponsor a giving tree this holiday season. Stop by the Library before December 23rd to get your hands on a wish tag from our holiday tree. These tags will have items that the residents of Good Shepherd would love to have for Christmas. Want to shop ahead? Some items are: any Wisconsin sports teams apparel. socks, body spray, lotion, jewelry, Seroogys Candy Bars (red wrapper), Dove dark chocolate candy, sweat pants for me (1x), long sleeve t-shirts, women's sweatshirt (medium), men's flannel shirts (large), men's lounge pants (large). We are happy to accept any of these items plus anything else you would like to contribute to those who may be spending the holidays alone this year.

Black Creek Village Library is proud and blessed to have such amazing neighbors!

Events this week:

Closed for Thanksgiving
Open on Black Friday, 10AM-6PM with regular programming!
Storytime on Friday at 10:15AM for babies and toddlers and 10:30 for preschoolers

November 9, 2015

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Part of being in the library world means learning from others in our field. I had the opportunity to attend the Wisconsin Library Association conference this past week and attended many important sessions, learning everything about how to host a murder mystery at your library (stay tuned for more information about this!) to late fees. There is so much to learn about--and so much that happens behind the scenes here at the library--that intrigues and interests all of us in the field. 

Interacting with fellow librarians throughout the state has made me realize that librarianship is a very popular field, and led me to think of the many young people who volunteer at our library. Whether reshelving books or coloring awesome decorations for the library, our volunteers absolutely rock! Not only are they learning about how the library works and making it a better place, but they are also having fun in a safe space. I cannot underestimate how much this means to BCVL and how special it makes us feel that kids want to help out. Whether or not they go on to a career in librarianship is not known yet, but that would truly be awesome. 

Speaking of young people, we have storytime this Friday for Babies and Toddlers at 10:15 AM, and for Preschoolers at 10:30 AM. Creative Library After School Sessions (CLASS) starts right after school and features fun activities for elementary and middle schoolers, although everyone is welcome. Don't forget about the Third Thursday Page Turners, a fun book group, which meets next Thursday the 19th at 1PM. 

Events this week: 

Knitting, Thursday @ 6PM

Baby/Toddler Storytime, Friday @ 10:15 AM

Preschool Storytime, Friday @ 10:30 AM

C.L.A.S.S, Friday @ 3:30 PM 



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This week, we are getting crafty with Crafternoon on Wednesday at 2 PM. Come join us to learn how to create paper flowers. It will be a fun time with refreshments to boot! We hope that you can join us. Next month, we will be preparing for the holidays at Crafternoon with an awesome holiday craft. Can you guess what it will be?


Food for Fines goes until November 14th. We accept certain food items in exchange for money off of your fines. Please check out our Facebook or stop in for a list of items that we are accepting! All of the food will go to the Black Creek Salvation Army Bread of Life.


Don’t forget that our Baby/Toddler Storytime starts fifteen minutes earlier now at 10:15AM on Fridays, and Preschool Storytime starts at 10:30AM!


Events this week:

Wednesday: Crafternoon, 2PM

Thursday: Knitting, 6PM

Friday: Baby/Toddler Storytime, 10:15 AM

Preschool Storytime, 10:30 AM

CLASS, 3:30 PM


  • Monday 10 am - 8 pm
  • Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm
  • Wednesday 10am -8 pm
  • Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
  • Friday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday - 10 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday Closed

October 12, 2015

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We are excited to announce the very first session of Crafternoons next week! This program is geared towards adults. Once a month, we will get together to show you how you can make your very own awesome craft! This month, we will be making paper flowers out of old books. Crafternoon will kick off next Wednesday, October 21st, at 2PM. Please RSVP in advance. It is sure to be a fantastic time.

We are also thrilled to let our patrons know that storytime will be starting fifteen minutes earlier. We just can't wait to see you every Friday morning. Join Miss Krista for Baby/Toddler Storytime each Friday at 10:15 and for Preschool Storytime at 10:30.

Events this week:
Book Club, Thursday @ 1PM
Knitting, Thursday @ 6PM
Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting, Thursday @ 6:30 PM
Baby/Toddler Storytime, Friday @ 10:15AM
Preschool Storytime, Friday @ 10:30 AM
CLASS, Friday @ 3:30 PM