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CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
The library will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holidays on Saturday, December 23 and Monday December 25.
We will be open again as usual on Tuesday, December 26.
Friends of the Library News
The Friends of the Library wish to thank all who attended our chili feed fundraiser with Duluth author Lucie B. Amundsen on October 21. Lucie was a thoroughly entertaining and informative speaker. She describes herself as a writer, speaker and reluctant farmer. Her book, Locally Laid: How We Built A Plucky Industry-Changing Egg Farm – From Scratch, was the winner of the 2016 Midwest Choice Award for Nonfiction. The library has two copies of her book so you can reserve a copy for yourself today.
The chili feed was also a time to showcase the Friends. Their mission statement is “to promote literacy for all ages, provide support for the library and to encourage the entire community to know and use its valuable resources.” They use proceeds from their events to fulfill that mission and each year ask the librarian, Patti Meyer, for a “wish list” of what the library needs to enhance its offerings. In previous years, funds have been used for book purchases, public laptops, audio equipment, and books for the early childhood literacy program, “Grow A Reader.” During the chili feed, the Friends presented a check in the amount of $1500 to Patti for the purchase of books and audio materials for the library.
In addition, The Friends host local authors during the spring and summer months. Their used book sale, held at the library on the second Saturday of every month, helps to encourage readers by getting more books into the community at very moderate prices.
The Friends wish to thank the following individuals and businesses who donated funds, silent auction items, or their time to support the chili feed and library. They are: Ace Hardware, Amelia’s Homestead Café, Burnett Dairy, Cabin Corner, Café Moonglow, Carole Fure, Daefflers, Fishbowl Insurance, Fresh Start Coffee Roasters, Four Winds, Fox Run, Gandy Dancer Books, George Meyer, Gladys Beers, Karen Hanson, Lucy Basler, Mariann Erickson, North Sand Photography, Northwest Passage, St Croix Casino Danbury, The Forts Folle Avoine, The Granary, Village of Webster and Debra Doriott-Reineccius, Webster Cog and Sprocket, Webster Fire Dept and Chief Allen Steiner, Webster Lions, and Yellow River Pharmacy.
And, finally, our sincere thanks to our speaker, Lucie B. Amundsen for sharing her chicken stories, insights, and humor. She was very impressed by the library and the efforts devoted to support its service to the community.
Chili feed fundraiser author, Lucie B. Amundsen
Friends of the Library members with chili feed fundraiser author, Lucie B. Amundsen
Front Row: Lisa Swenson, Ginni Patnaude, Lois Hanson, Lucie B. Amundsen, Liz Simonsen, Kristy DuBois, Judi Reese
Back Row: Vicki Prock, Mary Lou Peterfeso, Verla Johansson, Mary Keller, Denis Simonsen
Vicki Prock, Friends of the Library member, presents Library Director Patti Meyer with a $1500 donation at the chili feed fundraiser
The Friends of the Larsen Family Public Library, at their May meeting, donated $1500 to the library to augment the books and materials in the children’s area. The Friends were able to raise these funds through proceeds from our monthly used book sales (held the second Saturday of each month), and from last year’s chili feed. We wish to thank all who helped make these donations possible.