Larsen Family Public Library

"Better libraries build better communities."

Talking Book and Braille Library

The Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) provides audio and braille of books, magazine, and newspapers, as well as audio-described DVDs and videos to people living in Wisconsin who cannot see regular print or handle print materials.  The Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library is funded throughout the National Library Service, the Department of Public Instruction and the Milwaukee Public Library.

Libraries are more than books

- Public Libraries Make a Difference! -

Public libraries provide essential resources to millions of people every day. They provide more than access to information and technology—libraries change lives!

According to a new video produced by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, libraries also change the way we connect. Click the link below to see the video!http://youtu.be/4pzJEbL2tak

Programs

Library Activities

STORY TIME

STORY TIME takes place Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:00. Our Summer Reading Program begins the second week in June and continues to the first week of August.

CRAFT GROUP

The KNIT WITS craft group meets Thursdays from 10:00 until noon. 

BOOK CLUB

Ask us about our BOOK CLUBS.

LIBRARY CLOSED DATES

The library will be closed on:

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day

Workforce Development

CAREER DATABASES
LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is a Learning Center for people of all ages and education levels interested in learning extra skills for school or work. People in the NWLS service area can create an account from a library or from home using a library card. Here is the link to Learning Express Library: http://www.learnatest.com/LEL/index.cfm A Quick Start Guide is available to help you get started: http://nwls.wislib.org/forpatrons/learningguide.htm

Job & Career Accelerator

Use Job & Career Accelerator you to explore careers, find jobs, and get help with resumes, cover letters, interviews and keep track of your job search progress. To access Job & Career Accelerator, set up an account by going to"New User Registration" at or by going to "New Users" on the LearningExpress Library home page. A Quick-Start-Guide is available to help you get started.

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

Visit Employment Resources for developing job skills, seeking employment options, and exploring support tools and services.

Friends of the Library News


CHILI FEED/AUTHOR EVENT – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st, COMMUNITY CENTER, WEBSTER

tickets $8 at the library, Fresh Start Coffee Roasters and Gandy Dancer Books or $10 at the door....

 Excitement is growing about this year’s Fundraiser Chili Feed!

 Join us on Saturday, October 21st, to hear from Lucie B. Amundsen, author of a great book called Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm – From Scratch.

 We’ll have some great chili (with and without meat) and then listen to Lucie as we enjoy her stories about starting a poultry business, farming in America, buying and selling locally, and having a good laugh (and cry) along the way. More information about the Chili Feed is available below.

 To keep you thinking, let’s consider another of the key themes Lucie will be talking about in October.

 What about…. FARMING IN AMERICA:

 Did you know that: “in 1900 there were well over five million farms with egg-producing hens”? Locally Laid, Lucie B. Amundsen, p.49.

 If you want to read more about FARMS and FARMING. You might give these a try. They’re all available with your library card:

 Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm – From Scratch. Lucie B. Amundsen.

  • 5 acres & a dream, the book: the challenges of establishing a self-sufficient homestead. Leigh Tate.
  • Nature is more than stones: the life and art of Ruth Peterson Baker. Ruth Peterson Baker.
  • Organic hobby farming: a practical guide to earth-friendly farming in any space. Andy Tomolonis
  • The first four years. Laura Ingalls Wilder

 AND ONE FOR THE KIDS…

 Peek Inside the Farm. Anna Milbourne - A lift-up flap book for small children.

 Click HERE to see last month’s posting about eggs.

 Click HERE to learn more about this year’s Friends Larson Public Library Chili Feed Author event. Tickets are available for $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door.



UPCOMING EVENTS:  

SECOND SATURDAY USED BOOK SALE: Coming November 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Click HERE for the full poster.  "Harvest a Bounty of Books"

Hard cover books are $1.00, paperback books are fifty-cents, a plastic bagful is $4 and for $5 you get a paper bag full of books!  

 






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.

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Technical Services

Photocopy

A photocopy machine is available to patrons who wish to copy materials. Copy machine users are advised that there are restrictions on copyrighted materials. Any violation of copyright is the responsibility of the copy machine user.

The charge a single copy is $.25 per page for black and white, and $.50 for color. The charge for printing documents from the Internet is $.25 per page.

Scanner

There is no charge for scanning services.

FAX

The charge for faxing is $1.00 for the first page and $.25 for any following pages.

Internet

The library provides workstations and WIFI for free public access to the Internet as an informational, educational and recreational resource. By choosing to use this free wireless service, you agree to abide by the library’s computer policy (see Internet Access Policy).

A library card is required for the use of the computers. Library cards are not transferable between patrons; the patron using the computer must use his/her own card and not anyone else’s. Guest cards are available to patrons who do not have a registered library card.

The charge for printing documents from the Internet is $.25 per page. Copyright. U.S. Copyright law (Title 17 US Code) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted material, except as permitted by the principles of fair use. Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials, including electronic mail, text, images, programs, or data without explicit permission of the copyright holder. Any responsibility for the consequences of copyright infringement lies with the user. The library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility resulting from such use or arising from access or use of information obtained through electronic information systems or any consequences thereof.