Summer winds down, as does reading program

Milaca Librarian Lisa Wagner
Milaca Librarian Lisa Wagner

Hello, Everyone! It’s hard to believe August is already here. Summer has been flying by. As you schedule everything you want to do before the end of the month, keep the library in mind. Our Summer Reading Program will be coming to a close, but the library will still be a happening place. Enjoy the precious few weeks of summer remaining. May they be filled with family, friends and sunshine.

New titles to check out this month (all titles can be found in our system):

Reference (Reference materials can now be checked out for 3 days):

•Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles
•The Ultimate Scholarship Book, 2014: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes
•The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013
•Spiders of the North Woods by Larry Weber
•A Guide Book of United States Coins, 2014 by R.S. Yeoman


•I Invented the Modern Age: the Rise of Henry Ford by Richard F. Snow
•Anne Frank: the Biography by Melissa Muller
•Country Girl: a Memoir by Edna O’Brien
•With or Without You: a Memoir by Domenica Ruta
•I, Rhoda : a Memoir  by Valerie Harper

Library Events this Month

(all events are free, unless otherwise noted):

•10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 — Local Author Delores Topliff will be a guest story time presenter. She’ll be sharing two of her children’s books with story time visitors and will have copies of her titles available for purchase. Bring your little ones, and enjoy this unique experience.

•1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 1:30p.m. – The comedy duo Mixed Nuts will be performing at the Milaca Community Library to close out the Summer Reading Program! Join us for what’s sure to be a very fun, family-friendly event!

• 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 5:00p.m. —Local Author Colleen Barksdale (maiden name Colleen Monroe) will be visiting the library for a book reading and Q&A session. Her first book was published in January, and she’s excited to share it. Put supper in the slow cooker, and come to the Milaca Community Library to hear more about Colleen, her book, and her writing process.

•Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 10 — It’s time again for the Milaca Friends of the Library Book Sale, and this month’s sale will be huge! Hardcover books will sell for $1, paperback books will be available for $0.25, Children’s books will cost $0.10, and CDs/VHS will be available for $0.25. DVDs will sell for $0.25 or $0.50. Either way, it’s a real bargain! Stop in, and take a look at everything that’s available.

• 10:30 a.m. Thursdays — Join us for Preschool Storytime here at the Milaca Community Library!

Frequently Asked Question(s):

The Summer Reading Program was a lot of fun this year! Who helped make it happen?

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who helped make the Summer Reading Program a success this year. We passed out more than 350 Summer Reading Program bags to local children and more than 70 reading logs to area teens. Those numbers are huge, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of the local businesses and organizations listed below:

Pizza Hut
Dairy Queen
Coborn’s Video
Casey’s General Store
Teals Market
Koch’s Hardware
Holiday (on Central Avenue)
Milaca Unclaimed Freight
The Milaca Friends of the Library

These businesses and organizations contributed time, funds, prizes, and energy to our efforts. They were kind enough to offer support when I came calling, and we here at the library appreciate their generosity.

If I have overlooked anyone, I apologize. Please know that everyone’s contributions were valuable. Thanks again for a wonderful summer!

Do you have a question about the library? Contact us by phone at 320-983-3677 or by e-mail at [email protected]!