Change marks 2009 at the libraryAs we come to the end of 2009, I would like to wish you all Happy Holidays! There have been many changes at the library in 2009.
By: Janet Jennings, Superior Telegram
As we come to the end of 2009, I would like to wish you all Happy Holidays! There have been many changes at the library in 2009.
The lobby diorama space turned into a showcase for local artists. Each month we feature a different artist, and are actually booked well into 2011! It has been very popular with artists and the public.
The library added a self check-out station in March that continues to be used more each month as people discover it.
The Friends of the Library have added some new active members, and had their most successful book sale yet in April, bringing in more than $7,500. They were an early supporter of the new Dolly Parton Imagination Library initiative sponsored by the United Way of Superior-Douglas County. They supported and provided refreshments for numerous adult programs this year, adding to the many programs our children’s department puts on.
Our two branch libraries are both doing well.
Jean Till became a new member of the library board, replacing outgoing member, Carolyn Sweeney. We added a new employee, Tom Esse, replacing former employee Tammie Cramey.
The Area Research Collection belonging to the state was moved from here to the new facility at UWS.
As we approach 2010, we look forward to more library improvements as we upgrade our public internet computers with a Gates Foundation Technology Grant.
The library will be closing for the holidays Dec 24-27. We will also close at 4 p.m. Dec. 31 and all day Jan. 1. We will be open on Jan. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
New non-fiction includes: “Switching to Microsoft Windows 7,” “You: Having a Baby” by Michael Roizen, “How to Raise the Perfect Dog” by Cesar Millan, “Going Rogue” by Sarah Palin, “Too Big to Fail” by Andrew Sorkin, “Petite Sweets” by Beatrice Ojakangas, and “Fiber Gathering.”
New fiction includes: “Deeper than the Dead” by Tami Hoag, “Fired Up” by Jayne Krentz, “Trial by Fire” by J.A. Jance, “Too Many Murders” by Colleen McCullough, “Hollywood Moon” by Joseph Wambaugh, “A Quilter’s Holiday” by Jennifer Chiaverini, and “Deadly Deals” by Fern Michaels.
New large print include: “Hot Pursuit” by Suzanne Brockmann, “The Apache Kid” by Will Henry, “The Spire” by Richard Patterson, “13½” by Nevada Barr, “Rough Country” by John Sandford, “No Time to Wave Goodbye” by Jacquelyn Mitchard, and “Half-Broke Horses” by Jannette Walls.
New CD’s include: “This is it” by Michael Jackson and “Together” by Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.
New books on CD include: “True Blue” by David Baldacci, “Last Night in Twisted River” by John Irving, “You Better Not Cry” by Augusten Burroughs, and “Nine Dragons” by Michael Connelly.
New children’s books include: “Arthur’s Reading Trick,” “Garfield Will Eat for Food,” “Cookbook for Girls,” “Super Sleuths,” “Hamsters Don’t Glow in the Dark,” and “Carl’s Snowy Afternoon.”
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 394-8860 in Superior, (715) 378-4452 in Solon Springs, or (715) 374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon.
Janet Jennings is the director of the Superior Public Library.