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

Learn with us @ the Sip and Swipe Café

In September, Forest County residents will have the opportunity to learn about iPads, as well as Internet and email technology through a new collaboration between the Crandon Public Library and the Forest County Office on Aging.

The program, titled the Sip & Swipe Café® , is designed to help seniors learn about technology through the easy swiping of an iPad or Android tablet screen, while perhaps enjoying a “sip” of coffee or tea.

The first part of the Sip and Swipe tutorial is dedicated to practicing tapping and swiping to navigate the iPad screens.

Once this skill is mastered, the user is instructed in how to make a computer keyboard or number pad appear on the screen and how to use the begin using the tablet for internet searches.   Browsing through results and tapping to enter web pages is part of the tutorial.

Another option for users of the Sip & Swipe Café®  is learning how to create a Gmail account. A tutorial guides users step by step, and gives options for learning first or creating the account as it is explained.

Crandon’s first cafe will be held at Tricia’s Treasures in downtown Crandon on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday, September 19th.  Free in-house coffee will be provided to the participants and graduates of the program will receive a $5.00 gift card to Tricia’s.  Each program will be limited to 3 participants to allow for small class sizes and personal training.  Registration is required.  Please register by calling the Library at 715-478-3784.

The Spudmobile is coming to Crandon!

It’s Race week in Crandon and you know what that means?  Potatoes!  Yep, for this year’s Brush Run parade the Crandon Public Library is excited to announce we are bringing the Spudmobile to Crandon.  As it turns out, the entity running the Spudmobile likes crowds.  And we promised them that the Crandon Brush Run parade draws a huge crowd!

But what exactly is the Spudmobile?  Well, it’s the country’s most advanced and most remarkable mobile education and entertainment center focused on potato and vegetable production. The Spudmobile features eight different exhibits that take visitors on a journey from the farmer’s field right to the dinner plate. Through interactive technologies and eye-catching graphics, Spudmobile visitors will learn how farmers are fantastic stewards of the environment and how they incorporate the latest technologies into their agricultural practices.

When visiting the Spudmobile, guests will learn about various varieties of potatoes grown in Wisconsin, how they are planted and harvested, the nutritional facts about potatoes and some statistics about America’s favorite vegetable. Kids will be completely engaged as they play games on the interactive touch table.

To date, the Wisconsin Spudmobile has traveled to more than 100 events including schools, industry-related events and community-related events which include but are not limited to fairs, dairy breakfasts, festivals, parades, and sporting events as some examples.

Watch for the Spudmobile in the parade and then stop down at the library between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. to tour this 37.5 foot RV with eight different interior exhibits.  Tours of the Spudmobile are completely free!

For more information about the Spudmobile or its visit to Crandon, please call the Library at 715-478-3784.