Crandon Library takes on coloring craze just in time for Christmas cards

Coloring for adults is a nationwide trend. Adult coloring books are a staple of Amazon’s best-seller lists.  So popular is adult coloring nationwide that Parade magazine recently wrote a cover story about it and the American Art Therapy Association has issued a statement on its website about the craze.

“The coloring book phenomenon is helping to reintroduce art as an important component of health and wellness,” the association says, referring to coloring as “a self-care hobby for stress management”.

Interested?  Join us on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m.  We will have a variety of pictures, colored pencils and markers available as well as light refreshments.  Come have a fun evening and see what it’s all about!

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Turkey Tales

Join us on Monday, November 23rd at 5:30 p.m. for an evening Family Story Time session with Miss Michelle. We will be reading Thanksgiving stories, creating a turkey craft and enjoying a healthy snack that you can incorporate into your Thanksgiving meal. There is no registration required and this family story time is for all ages. Any questions? Please call the library at 478-3784.
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Historic Photo Collection Now Available Online

The Crandon Public Library is excited to announce the release of an online historic photo collection containing 185 images of early Crandon.  The collection, made up of images from the City of Crandon’s Community Building Collection, was originally created for the Crandon Community Building in 1986 by Dwight Smith.  At that time Mr. Smith accepted photos from numerous Crandon families including the Keith family, Wayne and Shirley Coleman, Irvine and Lucille Carpenter, Deward and Almeda Ison, Lyle and Honey Jackson and Omer Lundt.

In 2014, volunteers from the Crandon Library noting that the original photos lining the entrance to City Hall for the past 29 years were beginning to deteriorate, scanned each of the photos and professionally re-printed the photos for the public display. The scanned images were then cataloged by library staff and uploaded to an off-site server allowing them to be accessible online.

The benefits of having the photos online are numerous.  Out-of-town researchers, local residents and students can now access the photos 24 hours per day, seven days a week.  Due to space constraints, some of the photos contained in the online collection were not used in the actual community building display so many of the images have not been seen by the general public. Additionally, because the photos now have subject headings attached to the photo, users can search for specific locations and events in Crandon history.

Persons who do not have internet access are encouraged to view the collection at the library.  Anyone wishing to help with any of our library’s other ongoing local history projects is encouraged to contact Director Michelle Gobert.

A newspaper clipping highlights the original photo collection created by Dwight Smith.
A newspaper clipping highlights the original photo collection created by Dwight Smith.