Our 2015 Get A Clue Summer Reading Program at the La Crosse County Library is now officially over. I’m pleased to report that over 2,000 area kids participated in our programming this summer at our locations in Bangor, Campbell, Holmen, Onalaska and West Salem. This level of programming wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of our Staff members and our dedicated Youth Services Team. Your children and grandchildren likely know their favorite Staff members by name, but just a public thank you to all the Staff at all of our locations especially our Youth Services Team Karen Kroll, Carol Knapmiller, Katherine Sandy and Megan Shaw.
Even though Get a Clue has now ended, our program opportunities never do! Throughout August now we celebrate the Dog Days of August and if you happened to catch our Library Column this month by Dain Frisby-Dart you now know the history of the phrase dog days of summer! As always we’re just full of all kinds of information! Our program promotion this month isn’t astronomical, but it is a great way for kids to earn a chance to win one of our few remaining plush Library Dogs by just digging out their library card and checking out this month! Our official Library Dog mascot continues to make local appearances here and there and continues to grow in popularity. Maybe one day his plush likeness will be a collector’s item so take a chance to win your own today by stopping by any La Crosse County Library location and children can earn an entry at check-out.
This month we are also pleased to be partnering with the Coulee Region Humane Society who will be providing extra story time opportunities throughout August with their Read to Rover program. Check-out the Program Tabs or stop by your favorite County Library location for a schedule of dates and times of this added Dog Days of August fun!
The school year is right around the corner and keeping those reading skills sharp will not be missed by teachers. If the summer hasn’t left much time for reading practice, it’s not too late to get back in the habit before the school year is underway. Many area elementary teachers now require at least 20 minutes a day of reading time and creating that habit doesn’t take much effort when you find something fun to read! Our Staff is available to help everyone find something that is right for them and Youth Services staff have provided a number of bibliographies on many topics that you can find available at the library or right here on our website to get started.
The end of summer may sadly be in sight now, but the assistance we can provide to motivate your kids and grandkids to read never ends at the La Crosse County Library! Be sure to pick-up our latest fall program calendars at any of our locations or print it from here. Registration for fall story times is now underway and for more information about all our upcoming programming, click the Programs Tab above.
Chris McArdle Rojo, MLS
La Crosse County Library Director
103 State St.
Holmen, WI 54636
608-526-9600, opt. 1