Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

christmas-paradeChristmas is a time of strong family traditions and celebrations that honor the meaning of the season. It causes us to think of special people who have touched our lives and our desire to express heartfelt thoughts and feelings through giving. This year we invite the community to share the spirit by sponsoring an ornament or a memory tree in memory of a loved one. Trees will be put up and wrapped in lights by the planning committee. The planning committee will place all signs and ornaments on the trees and the trees will be displayed in the Forest County Courtyard.

Join us for our Candy Cane Parade and Community Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 2nd at 6:00 pm at the Courthouse Square to see your trees and ornaments on display.

2016 Memorial Trees and Ornaments Order Form

Christmas with Scooby-Doo

scooby-doo-partyJoin us on Friday, December 2nd at 5:00 p.m. for a Christmas with Scooby-Doo party. Scooby and his friend Shaggy will be here helping children create crafts, play bingo and get in the holiday spirit. At 5:45 Scooby-doo will lead the group to the courthouse square where parents and children can watch the Candy Cane parade and participate in Crandon’s tree lighting ceremony. There is no cost to attend this event. Hope to see you there!

Library receives national recognition!

The Crandon Public Library has received national recognition for its recent health initiatives, including its participation in the Forest County Ties That Bind Us color run and its partnership with the Forest County Health Department’s Couch-to-5k Kickstart promotion.  The recognitions comes in the form of an article published in the October 1, 2016 edition of Library Journal.  The article is titled “The Library is In : innovative public libraries help patrons not just find reliable wellness information but connect to health aid when they need it” and is part of the issue’s cover article.   The article explains that the Crandon Public Library first began expanding its health programming in 2011, when Library Director Michelle Gobert was “invited to participate in the Forest County Health Department’s five-year strategic planning session”.   The article highlights the Health Happens in Libraries grant that was awarded in 2015 and features photos of the Iron Chef event held at the School District of Crandon as well as photos from the 2016 Ties That Bind Us Colors of Cancer run.

The Library staff and Board of Directors is extremely proud of this national recognition.  Library Journal’s readership includes “professionals from public, academic, research, and institutional libraries from the United States, and around the world, as well as publishers and vendors with an interest in serving libraries and their patrons.”  According to the Library Journal website, it currently has 12,000+ subscribers.

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Family History Friday

Join us on Friday, September 9th at 2:00 p.m. for Family History Friday. This Friday we will be discussing military records and will be accessing a webinar titled “World War I Military Records” presented by Russell Horton for the Wisconsin Genealogical Society. We will also be discussing upcoming plans for October’s Family History month celebration. This group is free and open to the public. No registration is required.