Public Libraries Need Your Help!

Well, looks like the ol' Snowfall Prognosticator was just a hair off - we are now up to 37 snowfalls - that's a BONUS of 2 Snowfalls over the Prognosticator's 35!

How you can support your public library (us):

What we are faced with this year is another budget challenge for our system and all public library systems.  Each year, by state statute, library systems through the DPI are required to ask for 13% of theier budgets from the statae.  Last time, the budget was cut by 10% and this year's budget was flat to that amount.

Your Good Neighbor - Right Here in the Heart of the Village!

Howdy neighbor!  Welcome to the library and come on in!  How are the roads? Cold enough for you?  Now, some folks think this is a stupid question,  I mean, it is Winter in WISCONSIN!  But we know it can always get colder...  Which reminds me, the magical mystical snowfall prognosticator has only 1 snowfall left for this winter!  (As of 3-11-13)

Looking Back...

Recently, a colleague, Paul Nelson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, sent out a request for anyone who had a history of a library started by a woman's group, to send him the  story.  Reading the following, I was once again very proud to have moved to this community, with such a rich history of support and love for the library.

History of the Wild Rose Library and the Patterson Memorial Library

From the binder created by the Wild Rose Women’s Club, written by Pearl S. Dopp, January 1970:


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