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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

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, and librarian Meredith will teach the basics of juggling!

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!

Story Time!

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Kids ages 3-10 can enjoy some stories and a craft followed by a snack.

 

 

 

 

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Second Saturday in Jorgens Park

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us in Jorgens Park Preserve every second Saturday this summer! We'll meet at the picnic shelter, and then head out to explore the meadows, woods, and wetlands of this 40-acre gem. Along the way you'll learn a bit about the land's history, and the plants and animals that we'll see along the trail. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather!

Jorgens Park Preserve is located off Highway 49 on the north side of Silver Lake in Scandinavia.

Make your own pillowcase

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Make your very own pillow case! We will be using instructions from AllPeopleQuilt.com. Bring your own fabric or call us so we have materials on hand for you. Helpers will be available throughout the process and beginners of all ages are welcome.

To make a standard size pillow case, you will need 3/8 yards of fabric for the band and 7/8 yards of matching fabric for the body. The fabric should be at least 42" wide.

Cardinal Skippers Jump Rope Team

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cardinal Skippers Jump Rope Team from Fond du Lac School District Recreation Department

Sponsored by Iola Village Library and Scandinavia Public Library
Hosted by Iola-Scandinavia Elementary School
Free and open the the public
When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. for 30-40 minutes
What: Speed jump rope demonstrations and routines followed by Q&A between the spectators and skippers
Where: Iola-Scandinavia Elementary School Gymnasium 450 Division Street
Iola, WI 54945

Crafting Bee

Thursday, June 16, 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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