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PO Box 74 - Suring, WI 54174
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Summer is finally here and everyone at the Suring Area Public Library is excited for it. Our hours have changed (we are not open on Saturdays during the summer) but the fun never ends. We are offering a lot of free events for everyone. Our summer reading program, Dig Into Reading, begins on June 11th (read below to learn more about this) but that is not the only thing happening this summer. There will be movies, fun programs, and exciting new books to read. The best part, it is all FREE!!! Oh, and we have air conditioning. So, join us for some fun and a cool place to be. Just click on the calendars to see what is happening in June, July, and August at the Suring Area Public Library.
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FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY
Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 6:30pm
Dig Into Reading!
Summer is upon us and we are happy to bring you the Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program! The program begins on June 11th and ends on July 30th. See the Dig Into Reading tab at the top of the page to learn all about it and to register. You can also click the Dig Into Reading picture to go to the page.
We are looking forward to a visit from the Earthaven Museum, a performance by Fred Turk, and a lot of fun books and crafts. The more you read, the more fun you can have!
FREE MOVIES @ THE LIBRARY!!!!
Screen Free Week @ The Library
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Join us at SAPL in celebrating SCREEN FREE WEEK, a time dedicated to reconnecting as a family by shutting off the television, computer, and other technologies. SAPL will be hosting three events to celebrate.
Wednesday, May 1st: Read to Me at the Library; Thursday, May 2nd: Family Game Night; Friday, May 3rd: Family Dinner at the Library.
FREE MOVIES AT THE SURING AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY!!!!
The Suring Area Public Library is happy to announce that we will be showing movies in the library! The first movie will be The Incredibles and will be shown on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 6:30pm. We would like to thank our sponsors: The Business Association of the Suring Area, The Suring Lions Club, The Suring Lioness Club, and the Friends of the Library.
Celebrate NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK at SAPL
Monday, April 15th at 6:00pm: Author Janet Elaine Smith will be at the Library
Wednesday, April 17th: Patron Appreciation Day--Come in for some treats and free items
ALL WEEK: Bookmark Design contest open to ALL AGES & Win free items by guessing how many items we have in the library.
Library Blind Date Winner!
The Suring Area Public Library is happy to announce that Pam Firgens is the winner of the First Annual Library Blind Date. Pam's date was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Unfortunately, the date was not a success but Pam says she looks forward to more literary dates in the future. Pam is looking forward to her dinner for two at The Boarding House in Suring because she has never been there before. Congratulations Pam and thank you to everyone who participated. We will see you again next year.
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Be the First
The Suring Area Public Library would like to offer you the chance to BE THE FIRST to borrow an item from the library. Throught the month of March and the begining of April we will be holding drawings to see who gets to check an item out from the library first. You could be the big winner. There are six movies in the Be the First drawings this month:
Breaking Dawn 2: Drawing on March 18th WINNER: Ken L.
Wreck it Ralph: Drawing on March 18th WINNER: Elsa C.
Rise of the Guradians: Drawing on March 26th WINNER: Delberta P.
Life of Pi: Drawing on March 26th WINNER: Theresa J.
Zero Dark Thirty: Drawing on April 2nd
Les Mierables (2 Copies): Drawing on April 5th
Stuffed Animal Fun at the Library
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A lot of fun was had by all the animals who stayed over in the library. If you want to see their complete adventure click HERE.
Library Blind Date
Single? In a relationship? “It’s complicated”? No matter! During the entire month of February, you can head to the Suring Area Public Library and have a mysterious assignation. Or as many as you like.If you’re up for a rendezvous, all you have to do is check out one of the books on display. They are all wrapped in brown paper, and you won’t know the identity of your blind date until you get it home.
Will it be fiction or non-fiction? Funny, informative, entertaining, or heart-breaking? Spend some time getting to know your date. There will be no uncomfortable questions to answer, no awkward lulls in the conversation, no need to put on nice shoes (or even get out of your pajamas).
Sure, you might be disappointed; but then again… you may end up having a great time with something you would otherwise never have ventured to read.
On the back of each book is a ‘Rate Your Date’ slip: if you’re so inclined, you can say whatever you want about it. Your ‘Rate Your Date’ slip is your entry to the drawing.
Even if your date turns out to be a dud, (don’t worry; its feelings won’t be hurt), all is not lost! With each slip you return, you can enter a raffle. One lucky Blind Dater* will win dinner for two at the Boarding House in Suring.
Stop by the Suring Area Public Library between February 1 and 28. You might get lucky; if not in love then perhaps in literature.
The lucky Blind Dater will be notified on March 1st and will also be in the March edition of the SAPL News.
This event is open to all ages, but the books have come from all areas of the library and may not be appropriate for all readers.
*The winning Blind Dater must be in good standing with the library. If the winner's account has mroe than $5.00 in fines a new winner will be drawn.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Big Panda invites you to bring your friends to the Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the library. Ever wondered what happens in the library when it is closed? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal during our Stuffed Animal Sleepover event.
Monday, February 18th, between 3:00-6:00pm. Drop off one of your stuffed animals at the library. When you drop it off, you will: 1) sign the permission form for your animal; 2) create a name tag for your animal; 3) listen to a story with your stuffed animal; and 4) tuck your animal in for the night.
Tuesday, February 19th, from 9:00am-11:00am. You can come to the library to pick up your stuffed animal. You and your stuffed animal will participate in Teddy Bear story time. You will find out what mischief your stuffed animal got into during their stay at the library. You will have fun listening to stories, doing crafts, and enjoying a snack. Feel free to come in your pajamas!
We cannot wait to meet all your stuffed animal friends!
Rules may not be fun, but we need them so we can all have a good time.
- Only one furry friend per person please.
- Open to all ages!
- Please make sure you can sleep without your stuffed animal for the night!
- You must pick up your stuffed animal by Saturday 2/23/13 at 12:00pm. (If you don’t pick them up, we will have to charge babysitting fees!)
Downton Abbey Season 3 Drawing
Have you ever watched Downton Abbey? Do you enjoy the show? Well, now you can enter our drawing to be the first to watch the complete third season on DVD. All you have to do is come into the library and put your name in the drawing. On February 8th we will choose one lucky winner who will get to jump to the top of the line of holds and check out our copy of Downton Abbey Season 3 first!
Remember, you must be in good standing at the library in order to win.
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Have you read any really good books recently and wished you could tell others about them? Want to win some fun prizes without having to do anything extra? Well, if you are 18 or older we have just the thing for you. Join other patrons from around the area in a Year of Reading Dangerously. This is an adults only reading challenge sponsored by the Nicolet Federated Library System and the Outagamie Waupuca Library System.
All you have to do is read books and post your own original reviews. There are drawings held throughout the year and you could be the lucky winner of some wonderful prizes. All the details and rules can be found here: http://read.infosoup.org/2013-reading-challenge so go and join. I want to see some reviews from Suring!
Happy New Year!
Everyone at the Suring Area Public Library is wishing you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! We look forward to serving you in 2013. We want to make sure you are prepared for 2013 so here are some resolution sheets for you. Click on them to print them out. Enjoy!
Christmas Minute to Win It Party!
The Party was held on Wednesday, December 19th at 6:00pm. It sure was a lot of fun. Check out these pictures from all the fun you might have missed. Click on the photos to make them larger.
Santa Claus will be visiting the Suring Area Public Library on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. He was asked to visit by the Suring Area Antique Tractor Association. The library will stay open the entire time Santa is visiting, so come join us for a good book read every half hour, write your letter to Santa, and have some fun!
Christmas Minute to Win It
December 19th, 2012
Come for the kick off of our first ever Christmas Minute to Win It party. Join us for some fun games and see what you can accomplish in just sixty seconds!
Come compete in the fun Wreath Toss, Oh Christmas Cup, Balancing Act, Reindeer Games, Nutstacker, Trim a String, Cookie Walk, Present Time, and Christmas Art. Play all of them or just some. Just remember you have to GET IN IT TO WIN IT! Prizes will be awarded!
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Suring Area Public Library.
Photo Booth Fun
December 10th thru December 15th, 2012
Ever wanted to take some fun photo booth photos? Well, now is your chance, and right here at the library! Are you going to be silly or serious in your photo? There will be fun props to use (you could look like an elf or reindeer) or you can just have fun making faces. Come to the library to take your fun photos.
December 1st thru December 22nd, 2012
Did you know that Santa is an avid reader? He enjoys a good book when he is not busy getting ready for Christmas. Since Santa comes into the library so often, he asked us if we would be willing to help him out by collecting the letters from all the children that visit our library. Bring your letter into the library (or come in and write one with the special paper Santa left for you) and put it in his mailbox.
We will make sure Santa gets all the letters when he visits us to get his books. Once Santa has the letters he told us he puts them through his Naughty or Nice meter. All children who are nice will get a letter back. Have you been good this year?
Santa was Here!!!!
Did you write a letter to him? When Santa was picking up his books he brought some letters back. I think there are letters for the good girls and boys. Come into the library and find out.
Books & Blankets
Miss Amanda wants to thank everyone for coming to this fun event. It was great to hear everyone's stories and be able to share them with each other. Miss Amanda has even MORE favorite books now. In case you missed it, here are some pictures from the fun event. Click on them to make them larger.
The Caldecott Medal is given to the illustrator of a book for the artwork. These books have good stories, and WONDERFUL pictures. We have every winner from the start of the award in 1938 to the 2012 winner. We are looking forward to adding the honor books to the collection soon.
Come check them out today!
Come to the Library and put your name in to be the FIRST to read Notorious Nineteen.
Drawing will take place at 6:00pm on Monday, November 26th.
Winner will be contacted via phone.
MUST BE IN GOOD STANDING AT THE LIBRARY TO WIN!
Books & Blankets
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
At the Library
Join us at the library for a night of fun for the ENTIRE family. Everyone should come in comfortable clothes (pajamas are acceptable) and bring your favorite blanket and book. It doesn’t matter if it is a picture book or a chapter book. We will all get together and share our books (or a passage from the chapter books).
This event is open to children and children at heart (birth to age 95+). All you need is a blanket and a book to join in the fun. See you there!
Mr. Potato Head is at the Library
The library is having a lot of fun and Mr. Potato Head is the reason. The library is a fun place to be and now it has even more fun. Join us at the library for the fun of creating a new Mr. Potato Head. Come change the potato around and make any face you want on it. There are different eyes, noses, mouths, hats, and accessories. Bring the children, or have the fun yourself. Our Library Director Amanda made the face that is on Mr. Potato Head in the photo.
Come have a lot of fun and laughs with Mr. Potato Head at the Library!
Friends Bake and Book Sale
On Sunday, November 4, 2012, the Friends of the Suring Area Public Library will hold a bake sale at the Suring High School Craft Fair, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Suring High School Gym. Next, the Friends will conduct “Twice Sold Tales” or a Used Book Sale on Monday and Tuesday, November 5 and 6, 2012, from 9 AM to 6 PM both days. The used book sale will take place at the Suring Municipal Building, 604 Main Street, Suring, in the hallway outside the Library. On sale will be fiction and non-fiction hard and soft covers, children’s books, DVDs, video cassettes, and audio books. The price per item ranges from $.50 to $1.00. These books and other media are all recent donations to the Library, and have not been displayed in past rummage or book sales. All proceeds from the bake sale and book sales will help defray costs for programs, such as the summer reading program, the Friends Endowment Fund, and new purchases for the Library.
The next meeting of the Friends of the Suring Area Public Library will be held Monday, November 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM in the Library. New members are welcome. Come join us under the “learning tree.”
Come one, come all to the annual Halloween Party at the Library. Saturday, October 27th from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Learning Center at the library. The games are geared at Story Hour aged children but all ages are welcome.
The library is holding a lock-in for children in grades 5-8. The lock-in is on Friday, October 26th from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Pre-Registration is required. More information can be found under Tween and Teen Events on the Events and Programs & Events Tab at the top of the page.
We are on Facebook!
Please follow us on Facebook - but follow us nicely! Here is the new social media policy for the Suring Area Public Library in Suring, WI.
Social media are defined as any web application, site, or account created and maintained by the Suring Area Public Library which is an environment for library staff and library customers to share opinions and information about library related materials and activities. We encourage comments and we recognize and respect differences of opinion. Comments may, however, be blocked, edited, or removed if they contain:
- Obscene, profane, or sexual content
- Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity
- Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems
- Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party
- Personal attacks, insults, or threats
- Potentially libelous statements
- Organized political or religious activity or proselytizing
- Private, personal information published without consent or about a minor
- Content or hyperlinks unrelated to the forum
- Commercial promotions or spam
- Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, ancestry, national origin, age, sex or gender, handicap or disability, arrest or conviction record, marital status, sexual orientation, military service, or the use or nonuse of lawful products outside of the workplace
- Images or sound recordings related to any of the above
Your submission of content constitutes your acceptance of these guidelines and your agreement to indemnify Suring Area Public Library and/or the Villages of Suring, How, Breed, Maple Valley, and Bagley, its employees and officers, from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages, and costs (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by any of them which arise out of or are related to the posted content.
Neither the Suring Area Public Library nor the Villages of Suring, How, Breed, Maple Valley and Bagley are obligated to take any actions as described above and neither is responsible or liable for content posted by any user. Users should recognize that their comments are being published in a public space available to anyone. There are no private postings.
Any content posted on the library’s website is a public record and is regulated by the Wisconsin State Public Records Law.