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Deer Park Public Library

Deer Park's New Library Building

112 Front St West
Deer Park, WI 54007

Fall 2004 Archive

Fall 2004 Archive


As the leaves start to change color, you might want to take some photos for the Deer Park Library Photography Contest. Anyone who can operate a camera can participate. To enter the contest we will need a black and white or color 8X10 photo which should be matted and can be framed or unframed. Photographs can be brought to the library starting October 1. The judging will be in held the week of our Silent Auction in December.

More details will be coming soon.

Library News

The part-time staff we have at the library besides Renee and Shirley are:

  • Kaitlin Hartshorn - library aide
  • Lori Hartshorn - Story Time Reader
  • Karen Zemke - magazine cataloger
  • Sara Pearson - Story Time Craft Coordinator

Story Hour, Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m., Library Community Room

Lori Hartshorn has teamed up with Sara Pearson for Story and Craft Hour. Lori, an animated reader, will share her favorite books with the group. Sara shares her talent for planning clever craft projects both children and parents enjoy on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. This program is geared especially for toddlers through Kindergarten. We are very grateful to Lori and Sara, who volunteer their time and energy to offer this program to our patrons.

Our Wednesday Story and Craft Hour has changed to 10:15 a.m. starting October 13, so our pre-school children in an afternoon class aren’t feeling rushed to get to school on time. Two fun projects the group made lately were caterpillars and hand puppets created with wallpaper scraps. A favorite story time book is “Chicka Chicka ABC” by Bill Martin, Jr.

Reading Finale Update: 21 reading logs were turned in by August 5. The number of pages for older readers totaled 22,841. 94 hours were logged for the younger readers. Thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated in our program this year. Your love for reading is inspiring!

Donated Items

Being the smallest library in Wisconsin we value donated items very much. A special thanks to Carolyn and Larry Weisenberger, our most faithful contributors, for the best-selling fiction and science fiction books they bring us every week.

There are lots of options for donated items we don’t add to our collection. An item might be kept as a replacement copy, sent to another library to replace their missing item, donated to another organization, or sold as a used. We make sure your donated book is put to good use.

Stop by to shop at our perpetual book sale of donated and weeded books at the library. Used hard covers and paperbacks are a bargain at 20 cents a piece or 5 for $1.00. Free copies of weeded magazines and well-read books (in other words, very used) can be found in the Community Room.

Artists and Crafters – Consignment items are needed for our Annual Christmas Sale

We are grateful to everyone who contributed gift items last year for our Silent Auctions. This year we are looking for consignment gift items that will be available for sale at the library in December. We are looking for items with a maximum retail value of $40. To participate, we ask that you donate a minimum of 15% of your sales to the library.

Please contact the library staff for more details.

Wisconsin Do Not Call List:

If you are signed up for the Wisconsin State Do Not Call List to deter telemarketing phone calls, you will need to renew by September 1 to keep your phone number on the list. Residents must renew every two years to keep your phone number on the list. Call 1-866-9-NOCALL (1-866-966-2255) to renew or sign up.

Libris Foundation Grant

A belated thank you from the library staff and board to the Libri Foundation for their grant of seventy-one children's books that we received in June, 2002. As the smallest public library in Wisconsin and operating with a materials budget less than 7% a year, we are very grateful for their generosity. For more information about the Libri Foundation visit http://www.librifoundation.org. Some titles we received with our grant that have been very popular are: Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert, Look-a-Likes by Joan Steiner, My Colors/Mis Colors by Rebecca Emberley, and Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer.

Artists and Crafters – We are looking for consignment items for our Holiday Gift Sale

We are looking for consignment gift items with a maximum retail value of $40 to sell at the library in December. To participate, we ask that you donate 15% of your sales to the library. The potential to sell your items is excellent since our holiday silent auction ended with over $500 in sales. Please contact the library staff for more details.

Deer Park Public Library's
Annual Fund Raiser
Holiday Fair

Dec. 1 - Dec. 23
Quality Hand-crafted gifts for sale:
Tue. 2-8 Wed. 10-1
Thur. 3-8 Sat. 10-1

Consignment vendors welcome

For more info call (715) 269-5464 or visit our web site www.deerparkwi.org/library/

Library News

Quality, hand-crafted gifts are for sale during our Holiday Gift Sale through December 23rd. We have beautiful wood-burned wildlife paintings, a large variety of gift baskets, herbal or essential oil beauty and bath products, embroidery, quilting, needlework, 'stamped' trivets and cards, and jewelry on sale. If you are in need of a last minute gift, the library is the place to visit.

Photo Contest Extended!
The deadline to enter the photo contest has been extended through December 31st. A wide variety of photographs from several contestants are already on display. Stop by the library or visit our web site for contest rules.

Beginning Knitting Class
A Beginning Knitting Class starts on Tuesday, January 4th for 6 weeks in the Library's Community Room. Two sessions are being held: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Each class is limited to 10 students. The cost is $25 plus materials. Contact the library for registration and a list of materials needed for the first class.

Comfy Couch
Comfy Couch

We've made more changes at the library with the arrival of some new display items and some creative rearranging by our staff. A new DVD/VHS display makes it much easier for patrons to access our movie collection. Our comfy couch is now in the juvenile section, along with a new browser for juvenile 'easy' reading books. Science fiction, young adult and juvenile materials have also been relocated to new shelf space.

Christmas at the Library
Christmas 2004, Deer Park Public Library

Holiday Thanks
During the holidays, I traditionally reflect about what I am grateful for. As my first full year ends, I am grateful for all the support and dedication from so many who have shown their support for our library: our faithful patrons, talented volunteers and employees, the generous contributors who donated materials or monetary memorials, the Deer Park Village and Library board members, our taxpayers, and organizations that generously provided us with grant money. For a small, rural village to have a library, despite whatever economic diversity came its way for over 30 years, and continues to improve its services, is truly unique. Thank you so much for all your help and support since I became Director.

December 12, 2004