Saturday, November 26, 2011

No Recall Petition At Library

Judging from several phone calls received today, there is a rumor in town that the Chippewa Falls Public Library is a place where the recall petition can be signed.

This is untrue. For the record, it is a matter of policy that such political activity would not be allowed on the premises of the library.

Call 715-720-4720 with questions regarding the recall petition.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fight Christmas Break Boredom @ the Library!

Thursday, December 29th

Is your child or a child you know a fan of the Big Nate book series? Youth in grades 3 & up or ages 9 - 12 can join the library staff for some creative fun on December 29th.

That day, kids can:

--Make an interactive comic book

--Create an 'All About Me' super-sized poster

--Play Big Nate trivia games

Register at the purple desk in the children's area or call 715-723-1146, ext. 109.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


On Monday, December 12, from 6:15--8pm the Chippewa Falls Public Library will present its FIRST ANNUAL LIBRARY SUPERYULE!

Join Santa Claus HIMSELF and the library staff for an evening of stories, crafts, snacks, and prize drawings! Drop in and choose the activities you want to do in the time frame provided. No registration is required. However, craft supplies & snacks will be available until they run out. Here's how the SUPERYULE event breaks down:

-"The Three Bears See Santa" puppet show with a sign language interpreter will take place at 6:30pm in the large meeting room. If your child or a child you know is deaf/hard of hearing or simply curious about American Sign language, tell her or bring her along!

-Santa will be on hand to talk to children...Bring your camera so you can take a picture of your child(ren) with Santa in our Winter Wonderland Castle Scene. All families will receive a bag of goodies.

-Holiday treats and beverages for the adults and children.

-Drawings for holiday treats and kids' books.

-Make & Take holiday crafts. Crafts will be available for youth in the following age ranges:

3-5 Simple paper crafts
6-10 Tree garlands & ornaments...or make a holiday picture.
11 & up teaching card-making techniques with a local artist in the teen area.

Friday, November 18, 2011

December Holiday Events

December 7th--Holiday Storytime & Crafts--10:30 - 11:30 AM

Ages 3--6

Chippewa Falls public Library invites young children to a fun craft and storytime program. Register in the children's section or call 715-723-1146 ext. 109

December 12th--Santa Visit, Holiday Puppet Show & Crafts--6:15 - 8pm

For families with children 2 - 18
Crafts and Treats While Supplies Last

Try some holiday crafts or make gifts, visit with Santa, eat some treats. No registration required. Ask for more information about this event at 715-723-1146 ext. 109.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Are Libraries "Non-Essential"?

Huffington Post Series: Libraries in Crisis

Andrew Losowsky: Why It's Time to Speak Up For Our Libraries

Chippewa Falls and many surrounding areas are lucky thus far; libraries have not become the budgetary whipping-boys in Wisconsin that they are in other places. But library users here would do well to keep an eye on things and be willing to speak up for them.

Our founding fathers would want it that way.

"A library book is not an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men setting out in life, it is their only capital."-— Thomas JEFFERSON

"If you described a city to me complete with warm prevailing winds, painted mansions, tennis courts, swmimming pools, beaches, theaters, and public gardens of great beauty, I would ask: 'Is there a good library?' If the answer were 'No,' I would regard your city as a hell unfit for living."--A. Weiss Mann

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mayo Clinic Needs Volunteers!

Mayo Clinic, that noble network of not-for-profit health providers, needs your help. They are looking for volunteers to be greeters, to help with events and to help with clerical duties. It's one way the clinic keeps costs down, apparently.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, contact Karen Elwood at 715-568-6812 or email her at If a responsible teen in your life needs service hours, this could be a good opportunity.

There are volunteer opportunities at locations in Bloomer, Chippewa Falls and Colfax.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Whole World, Close At Hand

This Saturday, November 12th, be sure to come down to the Chippewa Falls Public Library to meet with some of the foreign exchange students staying in our area this school year.

Students from Serbia, Germany, Brazil, Oman, Ecuador and Norway will be in the large meeting room from 10:30 until 3pm. The students will have informational handouts and will be glad to help you figure out how to write your name or your child's name in their language...

The students have to do this sort of cultural exchange as part of their program, so bring your child/children (and/or yourself) down to meet them. They will learn as much as you do.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Give A Kid a book: Bins Out Now!

When you come by the library, be sure to keep your eyes open for the Give a Kid a Book Bins at the front desk. From now until just before Christmas, you can put donations of new children's books (reading level infant through high school) or children's audiobooks in the bins and we'll see to it that the Friends of the Chippewa Falls Public library forwards your donations to The Spirit of Christmas of Chippewa County.

Or, if it's easier, you can donate cash or checks to the cause. If you donate cash, just put it in an envelope labeled "Give a Kid a Book" and give it the desk staff. If you donate a check, make it out to The Friends of the Chippewa Falls Public Library with "GAKAB" in the memo line. We'll take care of the rest.

I know, I know. It's early to think about Christmas. But times are tough this year, and it takes some lead time to get this right.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Erin Go Bragh Or Be Square

Come to the library on Thursday, November 10th to see local dance teacher Janelle Glenna and her students demonstrate Irish dance...The program starts at 7pm.