While enjoying the Autumn foliage, you might also want to discover and explore Wisconsin Lighthouses. #bookoftheday Wisconsin LightHouses by Ken and Barb Wardius From the cover: Detailed “how to get there” directions, up-to-date status reports on each light, and sidebars on everything from lighthouse vocabulary to the often lonely lives of lightkeepers make this the definitive book on Wisconsin’s lighthouses.

Crandon Newspaper Archives announced!

The Crandon Public Library is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource for local history research:  the Digital Archives of the Crandon Public Library.

The Crandon Public Library Digital Newspapers Archive provides online access to six newspaper titles published from 1885 to 1926. Consisting of over 21,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site is compatible with all current browsers and the newspaper page images can be viewed without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads.

The archive includes the following newspaper titles: The Forest Republican published in Crandon from 1886-1926; the Forest Echo, published in Crandon from 1906-1914; the Northern Citizen, published in North Crandon (Argonne) from 1911-1918; Forest Leaves, published in Crandon, North Crandon and Three Lakes from 1885-1898; North Crandon Reporter, published in North Crandon in 1893;  Forest County Chief, published in Crandon in 1901 and the Forest County Spy, published in Pelican Lake in 1885. The Crandon Public Library hopes to add additional years in near future and in actively fundraising for this project.

The Crandon Public Library Digital Newspaper Archives are made possible by a 2017 grant from the Crandon Public Library Foundation.  We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the Crandon Public Library Foundation for their support of this project!

To begin searching please visit www.crandonpl.org/newspaper-archives

Story Hour @ Your Library begins September 14th

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to participate in weekly Story Hour sessions on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning Thursday, September 14th.

Story Hour sessions with Miss Michelle feature stories, songs, crafts and science projects for preschoolers and those enrolled in 4-year-old Kindergarten.  Weekly Story Hour programs are free and open to all Forest county residents and visitors to the area.  Questions?  Please call the library at 478-3784 or check out our website at www.crandonpl.org