Nov 122013

Library Strategies 

Looking forward to the leadership workshop this weekend with the consultants from Library Strategies and the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.  As part of an Otto Bremer Foundation grant the library is receiving consulting services to address issues in library advocacy, fundraising, and marketing.  Consultants have already visited the library for a capacity assessment to help us decide where we need the most help.  Jodi Bird, our Children’s Librarian and Library Board member Dayle Mandelson are also participating.

Our Little Free Library

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Nov 052013

Little Free Library 

Our newly installed Little Free Library handcrafted from scrap materials by Josh Delaney.  Little free libraries are an idea that started in Wisconsin and now the little libraries can be found worldwide.  To learn more about the Little Free Library project:

Oct 282013


The library joins the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in inviting you to this program.  Join a book discussion of The Land Remembers by Ben Logan.  Logan recollects his years on a Wisconsin farm during the 1930′s. A classic on rural American life.

CELEBRATE THE HARVEST, featuring a free concert by Switchback

November 14
3 PM - 9:30 PM

Sponsored by:The Land, Water, and People Coming Together Conference; the Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association; and the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

3:00 PM – Farm equipment displayed on Main Street and Second Street; Art Exhibition inside the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
6:00 PM – Appetizers, cash bar, and vendors inside the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
7:30 PM – Switchback Concert    FREE

To reserve your space :

Oct 182013

Growing Wisconsin Readers


How to read effectively with babies, toddlers, and young children.  An initiative from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

There are lots of ways to read with your child. Reading can happen at bedtime, on the bus, while you are waiting for an appointment, or after a meal. Any time you have a book to read and a place to sit is a good time to look at books together. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and caring adults are all important readers for young children. Sit close with your child—in your lap, side by side, on a chair, or in bed. Point at the pictures and ask questions. Take time to listen to your child’s responses. Read favorite books over and over and find new books at the library.

Visit the library to get more information and visit