Our 2017 Summer Library Program went well and we had great turn out for all of our big programs.  Click on the link below to see the photos.  Thank you to Rich Baumann for the music, Jeff McMullen for the funny magic, Miss Paula for helping save boxes for the build-it with Boxes, Fever River Puppeteers for the “Digs for Pigs” show, and Steve from the Science Alliance for helping us build our brains during this summer of “Build a Better World”.


Santa visited us on December 9th, 2016.  Here is a link to a few pictures of our event.  More to come later.

We celebrated the participants of the Summer Reading Challenge in a special event on Aug. 1st, 2016.  Participants were invited to the exciting Exclusive Library Camp-Out for a couple hours in the evening. Camping stories were told by the (pretend) campfire, S’mores were made (in the microwave), the kids were given their final prizes and then were challenged to use a flat sheet and things found in the library to make their own tents.


As part of the 2016 Summer Library Program “Healthy Living” theme , board games became life-sized on July 28th.  Participants got to play Tic-Tac-Toe Relay, Candy Land, Twister, Yahtzee, Connect Four, and Hopscotch.

On July 13th, the library brought in Scientist Scott Douglas from The Science Alliance to show kids how to “Get Hip to Health”.  The kids learned with glow-in-the-dark germs, model dissection, and a real heart and lung.  The program helped emphasize the library’s theme of Healthy Living by highlighting the need to eat the rainbow of colors in our food and getting heart rates up through exercise.


On June 29th, 2016, Mr. Jeff McMullen, a  former Ringling Brothers Circus clown presented a magical comedy show that had the whole audience laughing.


On June 23rd, 2016 our Kid’s Story time and Dance Party was a hit with Author Becky Carey reading her book 47 Strings. Director Ms. Megan then kept the party going with kids’ songs for dancing and entertaining stories.


Our Summer Library Program Kick-off Event (June 13th, 2016) featured the Fever River Puppeteers Goldilocks and the 3 Wellness Bears, an awesome Learn-to-Draw People in Action lesson by Library Assistant Ms. Paula, and a Make-Your-Own Healthful Snack Bar. (Ms. Megan was having so much fun she forgot to get the camera out until we were all packing up!)


In May 2016, we brought Historian Jim Gibbons to the Southwestern Middle and High School audience to go along with their learning about the Holocaust and Anne Frank’s Diary.  Thank you so much Mr. Gibbons.


Santa and Mrs. Claus’ 2015 Visit was such a great success we are moving it to the Community Room for 2016.  (pictures to be added later).


October 2015: Bizarre History of Wisconsin-Strange Stories from Our Past by author Chad Lewis was well attended.

End of the Summer Library Program 2015 with visit from the Fever River Puppeteers and Make Your Own Super Hero Puppet.

Drop-in activity Make you own Super Hero Capes and Masks.


On July 9th, 2015 Mary Poppins and Bert visited.  They read to us, sang for us, taught us choreography to and how to spell “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”!  They were in the area for the UW-P’s Heartland Festival this month.

On June 24th, 2015 Mad Science of Iowa visited and showed us some experiments that related to different Superheroes.

On June 18th, 2015 we celebrated our Summer Library Program theme of Every Hero Has A Story with our “Hello to Hometown Heroes” Event at the Hazel Green Fire Station.  People were able to climb in and learn all about the equipment and vehicles needed in emergency situations.  Thank you to all who came and especially to our Heroes of the Fire Department, the EMS Rescue Squad, and the Police Department for the wonderfully fun and enlightening experience.

Once a month, throughout the school year, we host an Early Release Movie Days for students and their friends and families.

In order to learn more about how to protect themselves from ‘Scams and Phishing’ community members held a Question and Answer session with presenters UW-Extension Grant County Family Living Agent Bev Doll, Postmaster Joan Belken, and Police Chief James Monahan on April 20, 2015.

The Wisconsin Humanities Council assisted us in bringing Mr. Ron Scot Fry from the Milwaukee, WI based Optimist Theatre to present To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now to the Southwestern Middle and High School students on March 12, 2015.  (Sorry for the blurry pictures; believe it or not these are the best of the bunch.)

March is Youth Art Month.  Here is a selection of masks made by 2015 Southwestern Middle School 6th graders.

Pictures of events…December 2014