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Library Says Goodbye to Longtime Supporter

When Donald Jensen passed away this week, the Scandinavia Public Library lost a longtime supporter. Before the library addition was built in 2007, Donnie built wood shelves on wheels for children's materials, so that they could be used in the meeting room and easily moved out of the way on election days and other events. When it was time to plan the library addition, Donnie spent many hours deliberating different aspects of the functionality and feasibility of the addition. Donnie approached fundraising with his typical enthusiasm. During this time he could be found volunteering at Van Dyke's Fishboil Fundraiser for the library, selling raffle tickets, or promoting a bowling fundraiser at Silver Lake Lanes. While the addition was being added, Donnie was a frequent visitor and contributed hours of donated time, helping ensure that the job was well done.

Donnie and many others made the library addition possible without having to use governmental funds to do so.  As library director, what was outstanding about Donnie's support is his long-term dedication, even after the excitement of the new addition turned to part of the daily routine. I could call Donnie for help on many projects, from hanging bulletin boards to making wood inserts for difficult wire shelves. He would bring his tools and expertise and he would make a two-person job feasible or a tough job easier. I wasn't looking forward to putting earth anchors in the rocky ground near the building, but Donnie made the work lighter. Donnie and I certainly didn't always have the same approach to a project, as he was much tidier, but that didn't keep him from helping out. Donnie was pleased to see shelves he installed in the library closet being put to good use, however I could see that he would have been happier if all of the supplies were off the floor!

Donald Jensen will be missed.

 

By Sue Vater Olsen

Crafting Bee

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for hand crafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

Crafting Bee

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for hand crafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

Crafting Bee

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for hand crafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

May 2016 Book Group

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Cover art for "The Rosie Project"Join librarian Sue as we discuss the book, The Rosie Project on Tuesday, May 24 at 4 pm.

"Don Tillman, a brilliant geneticist, thinks that having women fill out a six-page, double-sided questionnaire before a date is logical and reasonable. Rosie Jarman, an impetuous barmaid, thinks Don should loosen up and learn to live a little. Follow the unlikely pair in this laugh-out-loud, feel-good story of unexpected joys, discovery and love." This review is provided by Paulette Brooks for LibraryReads.

The Scandinavia Public Library chooses a book monthly (except for December) to read and discuss as a group on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. Selections vary widely and readers are welcome to participate as frequently as they choose.

Crafting Bee

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for hand crafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

Memorial Day

Saturday, May 28, 2016 (All day) - Monday, May 30, 2016 (All day)

The Library will be closed from Saturday through Monday in observence of Memorial Day.

 

 

 

 

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Crafting Bee

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for hand crafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

Sew a corn bag to toss

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Drop-in at the library between 2:30 and 4:00 pm to make your own corn bag. You can choose to make a bag (or more) for hopscotch, juggling, or tossing. Materials will be provided at the library, including sewing machines. Helpers will be available to assist you as needed.

Crafting Bee

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for hand crafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

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