Monday, April 27, 2009

Saturdays @ the Library

Beginning Saturday, May 23rd we will be closed on Saturdays through the summer. We will resume Saturday hours on Saturday, September 12th.

Library Closing Dates

We will be closed Tuesday, May 12th for Staff Training and Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

Pokemon League Ends

The last Pokemon League meeting will be held Tuesday, May 19th due to lack of participation.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friends Spring Book Sale

The Friends will be holding their book sale on Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00AM to Noon. A preview sale for Friends "members only" will be held Friday, May 1st from 5:00PM to 6:00PM. Annual membership fees are as follows: Single $5.00, Family $10.00 (per calendar year).

Volunteers are needed to assist with set up and also work during the book sale. Please call or sign up at the library.

National Library Week is April 11th-18th

As our celebration of National Library Week winds down, we want to remind our patrons there is still time to stop in for our Open House. We are celebrating by offering FREE replacement library cards, FREE cake, and by forgiving up to $5.00 of fines with the donation of a non-perishable food item for Bread by the Bay, our local food pantry. Please note: we cannot waive fines for lost or damaged materials, only fines accrued for overdue materials.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Help Us Create a Logo

We are looking for submissions for our logo design contest.
  • The finished logo size should be 4 x 4 inches.
  • Logo designs can be in color or black and white.
  • Entries will be judged on originality and representation of the FRIENDS group.
  • People of all ages are encouraged to enter.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
  • Please make sure you have not traced or included copyrighted images such as book, TV or movie characters. No cartoon characters please.
  • Please send or drop off entries at the library by May 18, 2009.
  • The winning logo will be displayed on our website.
  • Entry forms can be printed out at

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Online Language Learning Program

There is a new online language learning program called Mango Languages now available! Mango replaces TELL ME MORE and offers additional languages in an easy-to-use format for all computer platforms. MangoLanguages is an effective learning tool that focuses on everyday conversation. This program provides step-by-step lesson plans for the following languages:
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Russian
To use Mango from outside the library you will need a valid library card number and PIN. One nice feature of Mango is that you can use it with or without signing up for an account (although you still need your card number and PIN). If you want to take a quick look, there is a Skip Login option (once you are on the MangoLanguages page) that allows you to use Mango anonymously. If you do sign up for a Mango account, it will keep track of your language lessons.

Library Closed

We will be closed Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th in observance of the Easter holiday. We will resume normal hours on Monday, April 13th.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Teen Dance

The library is sponsoring a teen dance at Oconto Middle School on Friday, March 13th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The dance is open to 5th grade through 8th grade, Honor Level 1 & 2 only.

Admission is $3.00. Proceeds go to benefit the library's teen group.

Monday, January 12, 2009

BookPage No Longer Available

Our library has always had complimentary copies of BookPage available to our patrons each month. We will no longer carry this in paper form; however, there are similar replacements available for your to "check out".

Go to to view the online edition of BookPage and to subscribe to BookPageXTRA.

We also recommend Bookletters, annotated lists of new or noteworthy books covering a variety of subjects and genres. BookLetters are updated monthly unless otherwise noted. View the lists or subscribe to the BookLetters of your choice and have them delivered to you via e-mail or RSS feed. Visit

Family WinterFest

We are excited to announce a family fun-filled event sure to chase away your winter blues and cure your cabin fever!
Farnsworth Family WinterFest will be held Saturday, February 7th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This event is FREE and open to community members of all ages! This event is sponsored by the Friends of Farnsworth Public Library.

  • Spend time with family and friends playing a variety of board games and card games
  • Enjoy hot chocolate, hot cider, popcorn and other treats
  • Play "life size" Candy Land
  • Create a winter-themed craft project
  • Complete in a snowman scavenger hunt
  • Activity area for Birth to 3 years
  • Basket raffle
  • Special "sweet treat" craft for kids to make and eat
  • Feel free to bring games from home