Library seeks young elf spotters, kicks off construction


If you've visited Superior Public Library recently, you've probably noticed that we've been making some changes around here. Don't worry, the chaos is only temporary. Bear with us as we give our library a much-needed makeover. Our remodeling project will last six months and the result will be extraordinary. You'll love our expanded area for children and teens, new furniture and carpeting, computer lab, additional meeting and conference spaces and much more. We appreciate your patience as we improve our space so we can serve you better.

Come to the library in December and hunt for the Elf on the library shelf. He'll be hiding in a different spot each day. Once you find his hiding spot, submit your answer to the children's librarian and you'll be entered into a drawing for an Elf on the Shelf Pet Reindeer. The contest is open to kids ages 3 to 13 and ends Dec. 20.

Superior Public Library is a drop-off location for the Grandmothers for Peace Peaceful Toy Drive. Bring new, non-violent toys to the Children's Room and they will be donated to children in need. We will be collecting toys at the library until Dec. 20.

Put on your cuddly pajamas and fuzziest slippers, and come to the library at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28 for Pajama Storytime. Listen to stories and make a craft at this special evening storytime for kids of all ages.

Our last Tuesday Storytime of the year will be held Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. After a brief break for the holidays, storytime resumes Jan. 9.

Nonfiction: "First Time Landlord," "The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown," "The Taking of K-129: How the CIA used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub," "The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars: 1955-1974," "Hiking Alaska," "The Wilder Muir: Nature of John Muir," "The World of Laura Ingalls" and "Istanbul: Tale of Three Cities."

Fiction: "Death in St. Petersburg" by Tasha Alexander, "Origin" by Dan Brown, "Teetotaled" by Maia Chance, "The Midnight Line" by Lee Child, "Every Breath You Take" by Mary Higgins Clark, "The Noel Diary" by Richard Paul Evans, "Dark Rites" by Heather Graham, "The Rooster Bar" by John Grisham, "Murder in July" by Barbara Hambly, "A Christmas Return" by Anne Perry and "Deep Freeze" by John Sandford.

Large print: "Justice Buried" by Patricia Bradley, "Hard Rain" by B. J. Daniels, "The Woman Who Couldn't Scream" by Christina Dodd, "The Saboteur" by Andrew Gross, "All She Left Behind" by Jane Kirkpatrick, "Confessions of a Domestic Failure" by Bunmi Laditan, "The Unquiet Grave" by Sharyn McCrumb, "The Readymade Thief" by Augustus Rose and "Indian Summer" by Marcia Willett.

DVDs: "Atomica," "The Beguiled," "An Inconvenient Sequel," "Churchill," "Girls Trip," "The Good Place," "Lady Macbeth," "Landline," "Maudie," "Personal Shopper," "Spider-man: Homecoming," "A Very Sordid Wedding," "The Crown, season one," "The Dark Tower," "Poldark, season three," "6 Days," "Westworld. Season 1" and "Wish Upon."

Children: "Aesop's Stories for Little Children," "I Want to be an Astronaut or a Stuntman ... or a spy ... or a fighter pilot ... [board book]" "God Gave Us Family," "The Itsy Bitsy Dreidel," "Princesses Wear Pants," "Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have You Been? I've been to London to visit the Queen," "Race Cars Can Go" and "After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty got Back up Again."

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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Lake Nebagamon. Call (715) 394-8860 in Superior, (715) 378-4452 in Solon Springs, or (715) 374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon or visit

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.