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.

Friends of the Crandon Library to Host Annual Meeting

Join us in welcoming Crandon School District Title 1 teachers to the Friends of the Library annual meeting.  Listen as these reading experts discuss how parents and grandparents can encourage the love of reading at home, including tips on helping choose the right book, techniques to strengthen vocabulary and most importantly making reading an enjoyable and fun experience for all.

The Friends Annual Meeting will follow this presentation.

Monday, September 28th at 6:00 p.m.

Friends annual meeting

“Goode Rebeka: The Salem Witch Trials” program scheduled

On Thursday, August 6th at 7:00 pm, the Crandon Public Library will present First Impressions performer Jessica Michna as the character Goode Rebeka in “Trial by Fire,” a story of the Salem Witch Trials.

In 1692, Salem, Massachusetts was a New World town with Puritan settlers from England.  Old traditions would be laid aside, new ones instituted. Greed, jealousy, suspicion would persist. Were these at the root of “the Salem Witch trials”? Innocent residents of Salem, Massachusetts were tried and many executed in perhaps the most infamous chapter of early American history.

Mrs. Michnia has portrayed Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dolley Madison, and Abigail Adams at libraries around the state.  Her programs are always historically accurate and allow participants to learn about history first-hand.  This program is free and open to the public.

Tom Pease in Concert!

Mark your calendars!  Join the Crandon Public Library on Thursday, August 13th at 6:00 p.m. for our last program of the summer.  Tom Pease, children’s folk singer and crowd favorite, will entertain us with songs and most importantly laughter. Children and adults alike won’t want to miss this opportunity to see the talented Tom Pease in concert. FREE OF CHARGE!

Tom Pease