They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover —

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the library will be holding a month long event called “Blind Date With a Book”. A selection of books have been wrapped in paper to conceal the book title and patrons are encouraged  to select a book based on the clues written on the outside of the book.

Often, readers stick to one genre, or a particular author. By selecting a “blind date”, patrons will have the chance to try something completely different, and possibly find a new favorite.

This event will be run the entire month of February, so be sure to stop in the library and get your “blind date” book!

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CHS Graduate and USA Today Best Selling Author new book is receiving rave reviews!

Small town secrets, resonating faith, and a poignant backstory make “Dandelion Field” an inspiring tale of beautiful beginnings. ~Denise Hunter, bestselling author of Dancing with Fireflies

Kathryn Springer, daughter of Russ and Arlet Steel, recently released the book The Dandelion Field and rave reviews are pouring in on and Goodreads for this book with “small town secrets, resonating faith, and a poignant backstory” (Denise Hunter, bestselling author of Dancing with Fireflies)

(We are also pleased to announce that Kathryn Springer will be our guest of honor at a National Library Week program to be held on Thursday, April 16th.  More details to follow)

Reserve a copy of the book today!

Book Club meets to discuss #1 New York Times Bestseller ‘Wonder’

The Crandon Public Library book club will meet on Thursday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

Wonder is  a heart-warming tale of courage, strength, and kindness that will delight and move readers of all ages.  August Pullman is just an ordinary kid, but he was born with a facial deformity that sets him apart from his peers. Formerly home schooled, August must enter the fifth grade at Beecher Prep. In turns heart-wrenching, hilarious, and inspiring, Wonder encourages all to “choose kind”.

‘Wonder’ What It’s Like To Have Kids Stare At You? (NPR Morning Edition)

Women’s Concealed Carry Class

The Crandon Public Library will be hosting a Women’s Concealed Carry Class on Saturday, February 28th from 8 Noon.  Mr. Alex Walrath will be providing training on the basics of Wisconsin’s concealed carry law and will issue certificates to those who successfully complete the training.  Topics include firearms safety, safe carry considerations, legal implications of carrying a concealed firearm and CCW licensing in Wisconsin.

Individuals that have been convicted of a felony or domestic abuse crime will not be issued permits from the state. In addition, people that have a valid restraining order against them will not be issued a permit until the order expires.

The cost of the class is $80.00 per student or $70.00 dollars each if you & a friend register together.  The permits will cost an additional $40.00. Please register at the library by February 24th in order to participate. Registration does require a valid photo identification card and you must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

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Tax forms

Public Libraries in Wisconsin have recently been notified that, due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will stop sending most tax forms and instruction booklets to public libraries. As a result, the Crandon Public Library will be receiving federal tax forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ. These three forms are the only free federal materials offered this year.

However, library staff will be available at the library to help you find and print the forms and instructions you want at a cost of .10 a page. You may also visit the IRS website at to print your own forms at home, or have forms personally sent to you by the IRS via postal mail.

We do expect to receive in the next week or two 2014 Wisconsin State tax forms and instructions this year for free distribution.