At this time, the seven Marinette County public library buildings are closed to the public. We can empathize that you and your family may have already read through your stack of books at home and are in need of more reading materials and movies. To help get library materials out to the public and still maintain social distancing guidelines, libraries will begin “curbside pick-ups” within the coming weeks. Per the Governor’s Safer at Home order, curbside pick-up is allowed, but with certain limitations. Because of these limitations, it will take some time to meet demand. We thank you for your patience as we move forward with this process.
If you are in need of new library materials, please contact your hometown library with your name, a callback number, your library card number, and your requests for book, movie, or music titles. When your materials are ready, staff at your library will call you to schedule a pick-up time for your items and let you know what to expect when you come to pick up your items. Goodman-Dunbar library users should contact the Niagara public library for requests of books and materials from the Niagara Public Library.
Coleman-Pound: firstname.lastname@example.org 920-897-2400
Crivitz: email@example.com 715-854-7562
Goodman-Dunbar: firstname.lastname@example.org 715-251-3236
Marinette: email@example.com 715-732-7570
Niagara: firstname.lastname@example.org 715-251-3236
Peshtigo: email@example.com 715-582-4905
Wausaukee: firstname.lastname@example.org 715-856-5995
Please note that your hometown library will only be able to distribute books that are currently inside the library’s building. With the exception of serving the Goodman-Dunbar patrons, no books are being transported between libraries. If you would like to see what books are available at your library, please visit the library’s catalog at www.infosoup.org. Start by typing in a book or author you would like to read. From there, you can refine your search by choosing a library “Location” on the left side of the screen. You will be able to see if your home library has the book you are hoping to read.
When you choose to return library materials, please put them directly into the book returns. For safety, library staff will not be able to take your book returns from you when you pick up your curbside delivery.
For updates on programs and the latest library news and virtual events, please visit our website www.marinettecountylibraries.org or find us on Facebook.
The Marinette County Public Libraries are currently closed, but the public is invited to attend programs online through our Facebook pages. We miss seeing all of you, and our online programming is one way we can all stay connected while we are practicing the “Safer at Home” guidelines. Tune in for specified dates and times to participate “live”, or view the recorded program at your convenience.
From the “Crivitz Public Library” on Facebook, Librarian Tabatha leads Storytime, and cooking and crafting for kids events. The next live Storytime sessions will be on April 23 and 30 at 10 AM. For the live craft events on Mondays at 10 AM, use recyclable or common household items to turn into crafts. Watch the Crivitz Public Library on Facebook for the next live baking event; kids use ingredients that are in many homes to make something simple. Adults are encouraged to work with their children to create and cook.
From the “Stephenson Public Library” on Facebook, join the “SPL Community Clubhouse” Group to participate in programs. We have programs for children like “Music Makers & Shakers” on Mondays, Storytime on Tuesdays, Lego Club and Itsy Bitsy Storytime on Wednesdays. Other programs are available for teens and will be available for adults.
The 2020 Reading Challenge for adults continues for all our public libraries. The challenge is to read 50 books in one year from a variety of categories to help you find and read books you might not have considered reading before. Some of the categories include: a book by an author with your initials, a book you never finished, a book you have at home but haven’t read, and a book recommended by a friend. The Reading Challenge form is available on the library’s website and on Facebook.
If you’re not ready to take the 2020 Reading Challenge, consider taking the Paper Chain Reading Challenge. This challenge is for everyone at home. To participate, cut up a few strips of paper. For every book you read, use the paper to make a link in a chain. Make your chain longer by reading more books!
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