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Plan ahead for library’s holiday hours

Sue Heskin

Everyone at the Superior Public Library would like to wish you a very happy holiday season.

During the holiday season, the library will be closed Saturday, then Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, and Jan. 1; the library also closes early, at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Please plan ahead for your library visits and returning materials during these holiday weeks.

At 1 p.m. Dec. 27, Superior’s Environmental Services Division presents “Our Water Is in Our Hands,” a program for children. Environmental Service staff educates kids and parents or guardians on the importance of keeping streams, rivers, and lakes clean. This 45-minute program includes a puppet show, coloring activity and story in the Children’s Room.

Are you looking for a last minute gift? The Friends of the Library are still selling coffee mugs of the Old Carnegie Library on Hammond Avenue for $10 each. The Friends are also selling Superior-themed magnets, a package of three for $5. These lovely magnets feature Carl Gawboy’s paintings of the Library, the Old Central High School and the Beacon Theater. You can purchase both of these items at the library’s Service Desk.

The Library Board recently approved a new loan policy. Starting Jan. 1, you will now be able to check out eight DVDs, audiobooks, or music CDs at a time — the limit is currently four. Fines will increase from $.10 to $.20 per day on most items; however, fines for DVDs will decrease from $1 to $.50 per day. There will also be a three-day grace period for all items. Thank you for supporting our community’s library, and have a safe and happy holiday.

Nonfiction: “East Move Sleep,” “Scandinavian Christmas,” “One Bowl Baking,” “Woodland Knits,” “Driven: From Homeless to Hero, My Journeys On and Off Lambeau Field,” “The Tamburitza Tradition,” “Why Can’t I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic disease,” “Merry Christmas Sweaters to Knit,” “Johnny Cash,” “Jack London,” “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban” and “The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe.”

Fiction: “Cold Days” by Jim Butcher, “The Spymistress” by Jennifer Chiaverini, “Dust” by Patricia Cornwell, “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich, “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy” by Helen Fielding, “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg, “W is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton, “We are Water” by Wally Lamb, “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson, “Dark Witch” by Nora Roberts, “Storm Front” by John Sandford, “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks, “Winners” by Danielle Steel, “Outlaw” by Ted Dekker, “Identical” by Scott Turow, “The Wolves of Midwinter” by Anne Rice and “The Fallen Land” by Patrick Flanery.

DVDs: “Grown Ups 2,” “The Internship,” “Mad Men: The Complete Sixth Season,” “After Earth,” “Before Midnight,” “The Bling Ring,” “The Heat,” “Modern Family: The Complete Third Season,” “Pacific Rim,” “The Way Back,” “As I Lay Dying,” “Clear History,” “The Conjuring,” “Man of Steel,” “Parkland,” “Under the Dome,” “White House Down,” “The March: The Story of the Greatest March in American History,” “Michael Wood’s Story of England,” and “Merlin: The Complete Third, Fourth and Fifth Season.”

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Superior; 2-7 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Solon Springs; and 2-7 p.m. Wednesday in Lake Nebagamon. Call 715-394-8860 in Superior, 715-378-4452 in Solon Springs, or 715-374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon. Check out the library’s website at

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.