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Deer Park Public Library

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

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Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Sunday, February 26th.

Please join us for eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and muffins from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Deer Park Community Center. Free-will offering.

If you would like to volunteer to help at the breakfast please call the library to sign up.


Partnership for Promoting Early Literacy Grant

We are looking for daycare providers who could use a rotating collection of early childhood development materials!

Our library is one of 20 libraries participating in a 'Partnership for Promoting Early Literacy Grant'. We will receive $750 for materials in a rotating collection available for checkout to daycare providers caring for a child with a developmental challenge or a member of a low-income family. These materials, to support brain development, could be parenting materials or children's materials, or a combination of both. Items could include music or spoken word recordings, books, parenting information and toys.

If you are a daycare provider caring for children who meet the grant requirements and are interested in receiving a rotating collection, please contact Shirley Perkins via email (deerparkpl@ifls.lib.wi.us) or contact Shirley at the library as soon as possible to learn more about the grant and to be involved in the material selection process. Our goal is to have the materials available for checkout by June.

Please welcome Brenda Kaczmarski to our staff. As a Librarian Assistant, Brenda will be sharing circulation desk responsibilities with Renee Powers. Shirley Perkins, the library's director, will be focusing on library administration tasks: cataloging, reorganizing the library collection, fundraising, community education programming, purchases materials, and grant writing.


Lucy Bag
Lucy Bag

A Knitted Felted “Lucy” Bag class will be held Tuesday, January 31st, February 7th and 14th. Cost for the course is $5.00. Intermediate knitting experience is required. Marion Gust, our instructor, has taught several knitting classes at the library. Call or stop by the library to sign up. An afternoon or evening class will be held based on student preferences.

Supplies needed prior to class are:

  • 1-Size 10.5 circular needle
  • 1-Set (5 per set) Size 10.5 double-pointed needles
  • 3 skeins Galloway Knitting Worsted Weight yarn--100% wool

Call or stop by the library to sign up for class.


The Sixth Annual WASC 6th Grade Essay Contest is underway. WASC (The Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers) invites 6th grade students to write an essay on the topic of "My Best Older Friend" or "My Grandparent(s)". Local winners will participate at the state level. Judging is based on 1) a strong attachment between old and young persons, 2) originality, organization and cohesion, 3) sixth grade level work and 4) grammar and spelling. Essays should be completed by Tuesday, February 21st and may be turned in at the the library. Judging will be held in Deer Park in early March. If you have any questions, please contact Janis Thompson at 269-5301.


Photo Contest

Our 2nd Annual Amateur Photography Contest is about to begin. Here’s your chance to show off your photos and possibly win a prize. Application forms are available at the library. There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Photos should be a minimum size of 5X7. Submissions for the contest should be received by February 28th.


With the ‘graduation’ of many of our young readers to preschool, many of our Weekly Story time and Craft Hour participants are under the age of three. Our programs have been re-designed to accommodate our youngest readers. Children up to 5 years are welcome to join us on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. Story themes through the end of February are: Traveling, Polar Bears, Ground Hog Day, Valentines, Penguins and Buildings.

Student volunteers 10 years or older are invited to meet on the FIRST or LAST Saturday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to prepare craft projects for our weekly story time. If you would like to participate, fill out an application at the desk. Once you are signed up as a volunteer, you can attend any craft session without having to register. Just come on by - we'll always have a project for you to work on. So far six volunteers have registered.

January 26, 2006