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Library closes for holiday, remodeling

Construction begins at the Superior Public Library. (Jed Carlson/

With the holidays approaching and the remodeling project moving forward, Superior Public Library will observe special hours during the next few weeks.

The library will be closed Dec. 23-Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday. Starting Dec. 30, we will be closed for New Year's and will remain closed through Jan. 5 for construction. We reopen with regular hours Jan. 6.

Thank you for your support and patience during our remodeling project. In spite of the chaos of construction preparations, things are running smoothly at the library. Ask library staff if you can't find what you're looking for, and please continue to bear with us during the remodel. Exciting changes are coming and we can't wait for you to see our new and improved space. Stay tuned for further construction updates.

Our weekly storytime is on a brief hiatus for the holiday, but kids of all ages can join us Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. Put on your pajamas and slippers, and come to the library for this special evening program. Weekly Tuesday Storytime resumes at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 9.

Kids and teens are invited to participate in our Winter Reading Program. Pick up a reading log in the Children's Room and keep track of your reading. Participants earn prizes along the way. Our Winter Reading Program starts Jan. 1.

Tax time is just around the corner. Due to the remodeling project, there will be no tax assistance available at the library this year. If you need help with your taxes, AARP volunteers will be at the Salvation Army, 916 Hughitt Ave., starting the first week of February. A limited selection of tax booklets and forms will be available at the library sometime in February. If the library doesn't have the form you need, you can print forms from the internet for 15 cents a page.

Nonfiction: "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s," "Sustaining Lake Superior," "Up Your Score 2018-2019: Outsmarting the ACT," "Whitetail Savvy: New Research and Observations about Deer," "Healing Arthritis: Conquering Arthritis Naturally," "How to Build a Bike," "Venison: Field to Kitchen Cookbook," "199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die," "Sea Stories: True Adventures of Great Lake Freighter Captain," "The Great War Comes to Wisconsin" and "One Nation After Trump."

Fiction: "All the Time in the World" by Caroline Angell, "End Game" by David Baldacci, "The Midnight Line" by Lee Child, "Every Breath You Take" by Mary Higgins Clark, "The Ballad of Black Bart" by Loren D. Estleman, "No Place I'd Rather Be" by Cathy Lamb, "Count to Ten" by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi, "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn and "A Clue to the Exit" by Edward St. Aubyn.

Music CDs: "When was the Last Time" by Darius Rucker, "My Kind of Christmas" by Reba McEntire, "Everyday is Christmas" by Sia, "Reputation" by Taylor Swift, "All In" by Matthew West, "Wow Hits 2018," "Double Dutchess" by Fergie, "Masseduction" by St. Vincent and "Meaning of Life" by Kelly Clarkson.

Juvenile: "The Nutcracker: A Dancing Primer," "The 12 Engines of Christmas," "This Little Reindeer," "Jingle Pups," "Christmas Peeps," "Race to the North Pole," "My First Book of German Words," "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," "Hyenas Stalk, Zebras Kick," "Mega Machines: Learn about Things that go!" French titles, "La chenille qui fait des trous, Eric Carle," "Hop on Pop, C'est bon de faire des bonds," Dr. Seuss," and Spanish "Buenas noches, Luna por," Margaret Wise Brown.

Young adult: "Piper" by Jay Asher, "Louis Undercover" by Fanny Britt, "Sun Warrior" by P. C. Cast, "Turtles all the Way Down" by John Green, "Ringer" by Lauren Oliver, "All the Crooked Saints" by Maggie Stiefvater and "Spinning" by Tillie Walden.

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.