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Deer Park's New Library Building
112 Front St West
Deer Park, WI 54007

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Attention Knitters! Another class is coming in June!

Knitting Class Examples

Knit a Felt Bag or Purse

Marion Gust is teaching this three-week knitting class on Tuesday, June 7, 14, and 28. Classes will begin at 6:00 p.m. for one hour. You will select your project, review the supplies list and the knitting instructions. Previous knitting experience is required. Times for the classes on the 14th and the 28th will be determined by the number of students and schedule preference. Marion's previous classes were offering both an afternoon and evening session to accommodate everyone's schedule and give more one-on-one instruction. The cost of the class is $16.00 plus supplies. Payment is due at the first class. Call the library to register or stop by to add your name to the sign-up sheet at the circulation desk.

Besides having items to check out with your card, libraries are a vital community resource. Here are several activities going on at the library sponsored by other community organizations:

SHARE THE BOUNTY PROGRAM sponsored by the UW-Extension Pierce County Nutrition Education.

Free seeds packets, assembled by the River Falls Garden Club, are available at the library. Each packet has enough seeds to plant a ten foot row. As a participant in Share the Bounty, half of the produce you grow is donated back to the community. Our library will be a drop off site for your produce when it's ready. The donated produce is given to food shelves, senior centers, WIC programs, families and individuals in need. Any questions about the Share the Bounty program can be answered through the UW Extension offices for St. Croix County (715) 684-3100, ext. 5.

2nd ANNUAL SPRING WISCONSIN GOVERNOR'S CHALLENGE is a six-week program to encourage Wisconsinites to exercise more and adapt a more active lifestyle. Thanks to Renee, the Deer Park Public Library has been registered as a group to participate in this program. The exercise goal for adults is 30 minutes a day, five days a week and 60 minutes a day for children. Information about the governor's challenge can be found at www.wisconsinchallenge.org.

To join our group, you will need the library's group ID number and name which we can provide if you can stop by or give us a call. You can register on line HERE. Filling out the form will take less than 5 minutes. Your registration allows you to update your exercise progress on-line and compare your progress with others in your group or our group's progress compared to others in the community, state, etc.


The 1st Annual Deer Park FIREMAN's Walk/Run is on Saturday, May 21st.
I've registered and ready to get going. Come on, let's shift some of that winter weight around. Take advantage of the upcoming walk/run in Deer Park and log your activity in the library's challenge group. The 1st Annual FIREMAN's Walk/Run is on Saturday, May 21st. Registration is from 7:00-7:45 a.m. and begins at 8:00 a.m.

New Class
If you are interested in learning to make a pair of Cozy Cable Mittens, a two-session class is starting on Tuesday, March 8th at the library. You can choose to attend the class from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The cost is $10 plus supplies. Stop by or call the library to register and pick up a supplies list.

The photography contest is over. Our thanks to the knitting class participants who helped with the voting. The winners are:

People/Portrait category: Kathy Setter - her photo of her husband's silhouette against the sunset on a beach in Hawaii was the overwhelming favorite.

Miscellaneous category: Kurt Rahr - his close-up photo of a tiger lily is awesome.

Landscape/Nature: Kurt Rahr - his being in the right place at the right time to capture a rainbow over a farm is our gain.

The More on-line catalog has a link to a new catalog format you can try out along with a link to an on-line survey to pass on your comments. Through the on-line catalog, http://www.more.lib.wi.us, you can order items for delivery to any MORE library you prefer for pickup. Our materials are available for loan to any registered on the MORE system. Through the MORE catalog, Deer Park patrons have access to materials in over 30 other libraries.

Whether an item was on the shelf or delivered via interlibrary loan, every item you check out at Deer Park Library helps generate funding for us to keep the lights on, the furnace going and purchase new materials. If you haven’t checked out any materials in a while, show your support. Stop in and check something out!

Pancakes Pancakes Pancakes Pancakes Pancakes

Brenda Olson and Amy Watercott
Brenda Olson and Amy Watercott
Kathy Setter and Carolyn Mertz
Kathy Setter and Carolyn Mertz

Pancakes, sausage, eggs, muffins, juice, coffee, and milk were the order of the day at the Deer Park Library's fund raiser on February 13.

The event hours were 9 A.M. - 1 P.M

Lois Burri and Shirley Perkins
Lois Burri and Deer Park Library Director, Shirley Perkins.

The kitchen crew serves up hot cakes at the Deer Park Library Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, February 13.

Thanks to everyone who had an opportunity to enjoy the library's Pancake Breakfast fund-raiser on February 13th. We raised $1,377 and the Pierce-St. Croix County Chapter of Thrivenet Financial is matching these funds, giving us $2,066 to purchase new materials. This was my first pancake fund-raiser. I was told by the library board that the breakfast was easy - and guess what? It was! With all the years of cumulative experience working from everyone working at this annual event, things went smoothly and efficiently. I've been to some pancake breakfasts where chaos reigned. Not this one! What a pleasant way to have breakfast with friends, relatives and neighbors. I’ve gotten excellent reports from patrons that the food was great!

A very special thanks to Lois Burri, Carolyn and Dave Mertz, Brenda Olson, Waneta Olson, Barb Place, Millie Roberts, Kathy Setter, Patty Thompson, Amy Watercott, and Karen Zemke for volunteering their time.

We also appreciate the donations of food and supplies we received for the breakfast from Dick's Market, Deer's Bar, Bremer Bank, and Marsha Croes’ family. Thanks also to the staff at the Deer Park Community Center for use of their facilities.

We will be purchasing new materials for the adult Christian fiction and Juvenile fiction for ages 8-12, Step Level readers for Grades K-4, and new audiobook materials.

The library has had a good year.

Patron registrations: up 16%
Patron visits: up 30%
Items checked out: up 22%
Interlibrary loans to Deer Park patrons: up 34%
Internet use: up 38%
Story Time & Craft Hour attendance: up 137%!!!

June 29, 2005