Foreword - News and to-dos

Foreword: November 21, 2019

We have a fun event planned for the day after Thanksgiving, a Holiday kick-off for kids to make and personalize a gift for a loved one. We will also have craft supplies out to make cards and gift tags! No sign-up is necessary, drop in when you can from 11am-3pm!

It is national picture book month! The library’s collection of picture books is one of our largest. Why are picture books so important? At their heart, picture books are stories that can take the most complex of ideas or concepts and pare them down into very human stories that speak to the heart and mind of the young child, mostly because of their short format and accompanying artwork.

Picture books allow for quality time between a caregiver and a young child, promoting reading and story as something to share and something to enjoy. And, in a world of screens, picture books allow for a dynamic and hands-on experience for the reader. Studies have shown that regularly sharing picture books with children increases their feelings of empathy.

Fact of the Week:

On the eve of the Nazis invading Paris, H.A. and Margaret Rey fled the city on bicycles. What did they have with them? A rough manuscript for the first Curious George book.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Wed. Nov 27 - @5:00pm- LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY
  • Thurs. Nov 28 – All Day – LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
  • Fri. Nov 29 – 10:15am- Baby/Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Nov 29- 10:30am Preschool Storytime
  • Fri. Nov 29 – 11-3pm – Holiday Kickoff Gift Making

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: November 14, 2019

Do you know how to spot a scam? Fraudsters seem to be getting ever more devious and clever in their attempt to take your money or steal your identity. Manipulation of technology is making it harder to figure out the difference between a phone call from a legitimate entity and what is most likely a scammer. Anyone can be a victim.

Some tips:

  • Most scammers will ask you to pay them with a gift card-be wary of this request.
  • If your bank calls you, they already know your identity-do not give out any personally identifying information.
  • Social Security numbers do not “expire.” Hang up!
  • Do not deposit an unsolicited check and then wire money back-this is a popular scam.
  • Research a charity before donating.

There is also an emotional component that the attempted scammer is trying to play on. Often, they will convey a sense of urgency in asking you to supply information or funds. This creates a panicked momentum that makes it harder to stop, collect your thoughts and make a rational decision. Resist their pressure and talk to someone before acting. In many cases, you can do a free reverse phone number lookup to see who has called or has left you a voice message. Go here: https://www.whitepages.com/reverse-phone or give us a call at the library and we can look it up for you.

More information on protecting yourself from identity theft, scams and fraud can be found on the Federal Trade Commission’s website for consumers at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov

Next Week at the Library:

  • Wed. Nov 20 - @ 4:30pm-WIT4Girls
  • Fri. Nov 22 - @10:15am- Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Nov 22 - @ 10:30am - Preschool StoryTime

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: November 7, 2019

Halloween is over, the leaves are just about history and it has already snowed. Welcome to the Holiday Season! Looking for something to put you in the spirit? Take a glance at our holiday-themed books and movies display near the front desk! Can you smell the hot cocoa yet?

We also have pulled out some coffee-table style books for your perusal. These tend to sometimes get lost in our stacks because of their size and shape! Lots of subjects are represented from artists to war to magazine covers.

The Friends of the Library have a new basket out! Filled with festive tableware and holiday décor, the winner of this basket will also receive some delicious treats and a gift card for Sal’s! Get your tickets at the library, five for a dollar or a quarter each.

This month’s table topic is: what is your favorite smell? We call dibs on “new book smell!” Earn a scented pencil for sharing with us! For the hallway project, participants will caption one of four different fun photos having to do with libraries and reading-winners of the caption contest will have theirs made into a meme and shared on Facebook!

Fact of the Week: Tomorrow, November 8th is “Cook Something Bold” day! Everyone has their own definition of bold when it comes to food, but come down and check out our large selection of cookbooks where you are sure to find something new to try!

Next Week at the Library:

  • Mon. Nov 11 - @ - Lawyer in the Library
  • Wed. Nov 13 - @ 4:30pm-WIT4Girls
  • Fri. Nov.18 - @10:15am- Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Nov 18 - @ 10:30am - Preschool StoryTime

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: October 31, 2019

We are so excited to introduce you to our reader of the month: Zayda Byers! Zayda is nine years old and in fourth grade; her family includes her mom, dad and brother Issac.

Zayda has two favorite book series: Smile by Raina Telgemeier and The Babysitters Club series. She also recommends the graphic novel Real Friends by Shannon Hale, a great choice! Her favorite book as a child was a “big book” here at the library titled: The Chick and the Duckling.

Zayda likes to express herself through art, her favorite subject in school! She also enjoys coloring and dancing. This well-rounded reader also plays piano and can perform some great duets with her cousin!

When she grows up, Zayda is planning to be a teacher, an artist or an architect-perhaps even a combination of all three! Zayda loves to go to amusement parks with her family and she does not shy away from thrill rides. She is a fervent fan of “the Hulk” and the “Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit” at Universal Studios Florida! Thank you Zayda, for being a terrific Reader of the Month!

Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat hours for the village of Black Creek will be 4pm-6m this evening! Stop by the library during your travels so that we can see your costume and you can get a treat or sweet! 

Next Week at the Library:

  • Tues. Nov. 5 - @ 6:00pm –Black Creek Village Library Board Meeting
  • Wed. Nov 6 - @ 4:30pm-WIT4Girls
  • Fri. Nov. 8 - @10:15am- Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Nov 8 - @ 10:30am - Preschool StoryTime

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: October 24, 2019

There are still a few spaces open for our apple tasting event tomorrow, October 25th! We are partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Extension to learn about and taste the different apple varieties that abound this time of year. We will be starting at 1pm, as school is out! All apples will be locally grown and you can even take a few home with you! You can call the library at 920-984-309 or drop by to sign up.

With the temperatures dropping, please remember that we have a secure drive-up return bin for library materials near our back entrance. We check this bin, and the one next to our front doors, at least twice per day. Also, we always backdate the morning returns to the last day the library was open.

Only one week until Halloween! Trick or Treat hours for the village of Black Creek will be 4pm-6m on Thursday, October 31st. Black Creek Rescue Squad, Rural Fire and the Police Department will be involved in making sure “treating” is safe for all our local kids! Stop by the library during your travels so that we can see your costume and you can get a treat or sweet! 

Next Week at the Library:

  • Fri. Nov 1 - @ 10:15am -Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Nov 1 - @ 10:30am - Preschool StoryTime

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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