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January 2016

For many people the new year means making resolutions for significant changes with grand plans to improve or better themselves. A brand new year means a brand new outlook. I certainly have my list made and just hoping to make it at least a few months with changes that seem to last shorter and shorter each year as reality sets in. At least the new year for the La Crosse County Library, with our locations in Bangor, Campbell, Holmen, Onalaska and West Salem never lets me down. The new year always brings an exciting new programming season. New themes, new faces and new enthusiasm for library services.

Our winter preschool story time sessions at each location kicks off the week of January 4th. It’s never too late to register for these fun sessions. Story times are about 30-35 minutes long and each week features a new theme. These sessions are geared for children ages 3-6. Younger and older children are always welcome, but all children who attend must have the ability to sit relatively quiet.
Story times are 10:15am on Mondays at Bangor, 6:30pm on Mondays in Onalaska, 6:30pm on Tuesday evenings in Holmen & West Salem, West Salem again on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am, 10:15am on Thursdays in Holmen and Onalaska, 6:30pm on Thursdays at our Campbell Branch and 10:15am on Fridays in Onalaska.
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Our lapsit Tales for Twos story time also kicks off this month. Registration is required with the sessions kicking off on Monday January 25th at 10:15am at Onalaska or on Friday, January 29th at 10:15am in Holmen. We are always excited to see children and their parents enjoying the wonders of the written word along with songs, finger plays, dramatics, crafts and action rhymes. I’d be remiss not to mention that our incredibly talented Youth Services Staff will not leave you disappointed.

The new year also brings our annual adult reading program better known as Hot Reads for Cold Nights which will kick off Tuesday, January 19th and run through March 26th. Just like our younger visitors during the summer months, our Teens and Adult can read or listen to audiobooks for a chance at a grand prize basket.

I couldn’t mention the new year without mentioning the tax season. Although both the State and Federal tax agencies are doing all they can to digitize the filing process, we still do make available whatever paper forms that they are still willing to send us. If we don’t have the actual printed copies we can sure help you locate the forms you need online.

On behalf of the entire La Crosse County Library Staff and our dedicated Library Board, our best wishes for a fabulous 2016 and good luck on your own new year’s resolutions! Start your new year off right with a visit to one of our locations in Bangor, Campbell, Holmen, Onalaska and West Salem.

For more information about the La Crosse County Library, wander around this website or find us on Facebook.

Chris McArdle Rojo, MLS
La Crosse County Library Director
103 State St.
Holmen, WI 54636

608-526-9600, opt. 1


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