What's Happening

Piggie & Elephant with Elizabeth & Sue

Typically the Monday after Hamburger Days, Elizabeth and Sue perform Elephant and Piggie stories! Enjoy! (Run time: 7 mins 32 secs) MADE WITH LOVE.

It is NOT too late to join all the learning and fun!

We are having a great summer reading program called IMAGINE YOUR STORY! We have people writing us book reports, creating in their homes, trying out the take it & make it kits, walking the story walk outside our building, earning fairy tale prizes, reading with pets and so much more. Please enjoy these pictures of what has happened so far! It is NOT too late to participate. The place to start is:


or pick up the packet by ringing the library doorbell. Thanks to my amazing staff who are helping with EVERYTHING: Angie, Colette, Debby, Jill, Kaarina, and Leslie and volunteer/neighbor extraordinaire Dan Jach.

Keep reading, making art, learning about science, taking care of one another!

Imagine Your Story Summer Reading, 2020, halfway through!

Adult Grief Group sets August and September dates outdoors

Fantastic talk, you can look at an archived copy.

This series is intended to pleasantly distract, help you cope and stay engaged during these challenging times.

This ran for less than an hour. The four techniques taught are 1) drawing your breath; 2) Lake Superior stones;

3) Spirals and 4) Blind Contour

You can reach this lecture by clicking on the palette! Paint palette free icon

Dwarf Nose

IMAGINE YOUR STORY! This week we have been celebrating  DWARF NOSE. If you are playing the matching game, the clues about this week's staff member: I am an anime fan and I have been working at this library the longest.
The all ages TAKE IT MAKE IT CRAFT is a planting pot with different seeds! Pick up your kit at the library curbside. Just ring the doorbell and we will give you one until we run out!


The Emperor's New Clothes!

IMAGINE YOUR STORY! This week we celebrate THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES. If you are playing the matching game, the clues about this week's staff member: I used to work at Fallen Timbers and I home schooled my children who are now adults.
The all ages TAKE IT MAKE IT CRAFT is weaving! Pick up your kit at the library curbside. Just ring the doorbell and we will give you one until we run out!

Online security

On June 9, Leslie and Debby attended the one hour course about online security that was hosted by UW-Connects. They came away with a list of tips that are posted here and will be stuffed into bags for curbside delivery, also. Thanks to Leslie and Debby for learning on behalf of our patrons! Online security is an important consideration for people in our society. 

Self-improvement literature, with local ties, is always heartwarming!

Joe Schmit's follow-up to SILENT IMPACT is now available for check out at your library. It is called THE IMPACT BLUEPRINT. And the subtitle is "A Step-by-Step Journey to a Life Of Significance". This book is a wonderful collection of 52 traits of successful people. You could break this down and study one trait a week (for one year) to a new you!

At the end of May, the Freedom Pursuit highlighted two books by Kris VanHandel. We have them on order and they will be available for check out soon at the library. They are both about hiking the Ice Age Trail. The books are HIKING WITH HAIR TIE and ICE AGE TRAIL THROUGH THE SEASONS.

Finally, we have a donation from Dr. Brenda Montecalvo of her book entitled VISUAL SECRETS FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS. This book is a guide to doing well at school in ways that allow more quality time for students with their families. This book needs to be added and processed but then it will be ready for check out. Thanks for your patience. Due to the pandemic,our processes have been slowed down considerably. The local tie to this book is that Dr. Brenda is the daughter of Marilyn Heinke. You may recall Marilyn who was an optometrist in Seymour for several years. She was an astute businesswoman and a supporter of all forms of education!


Seymour Woman's Club proudly presents scholarship winners, 2020

From left to right top row: Chloe Close, Logan McHugh, Megan Steffens,

Bottom row: Melissa Doersch Congratulations! Read on for their individual stories. Our youth are so inspiring and we wish them the best in their future endeavors!

Seymour Woman’s Club  Awards Scholarships  Kris Peters, Scholarship committee

            For the 51st year, the Seymour Woman’s Club is proud to award scholarships to Seymour Community High School seniors. The 2020 winners are:  Chloe Close, daughter of Bobbie and Mike Close, Melissa Doersch, daughter of Karen and Steve Doersch, Logan McHugh, son of Tammy and Chad McHugh, and Megan Steffens , daughter of Jennifer and Bill Steffens.  Each winner will receive a $750 scholarship after the completion of an academic semester.  All seniors at SCHS were eligible for consideration.

            Chloe Close plans to attend UW-LaCrosse, and study biomedical science in preparation to become a laboratory researcher for diseases .  She has been co-captain of the Dance Team and vice-president of the Science Club.  She has worked with elementary students about kindness to others and bullying prevention.  She organized and volunteered with several community blood drives.

            Logan McHugh will attend UW-Platteville and study architectural engineering and aerospace engineering.  He is a member of S Club, FBLA, and played on the football team.  He has volunteered with a local suicide prevention program and a local tractor club.  He has donated drone photography and videos for the Outagamie County Highway Department.

           Megan Steffens will attend UW-Stevens Point, majoring in economics with a minor in Spanish.   She has been treasurer and president of the National Honor Society, president of the Spanish Club, and co-captain of the Step Crew.  She was a National Finalist with a historical paper for National History Day.  She has won both a Silver Medal and a Gold Medal at state Forensics. She attended Badger Girls State.

            Melissa Doersch intends to study at UW-LaCrosse and to eventually earn a master’s degree in occupational therapy.  She is active in 4-H, holding several offices.  She has been secretary and president of the Fire Explorers. She is also a member of Student Council, Thunder Stage Guild, PALS, and Step Crew.   She earned a Gold Medal at state in Forensics.

Coping with COVID and life

United Way Fox Valley has created this platform to help all of us: Trauma Informed Roadmap

Created in Wisconsin for this difficult time

The University of Wisconsin has been on a very fast track and developed a website and app called “COVID-19 Wisconsin Connect” within 5 weeks. I am having technical difficulties finding the app. However, I went to the website no problem. The url is https://covid.chess.wisc.edu/#/home

     On the website you can find different sections. One section is about debunking myths; one section is a calming section; one section is a resource section; one section is discussion rooms; one section is prevent & protect; and one section is “All About Covid-19”. Forthcoming, they are working on a section called COPING.

     Take care everyone.

Excellent portrait of the state of WI with daily updates

There is an overload of information about COVID-19 coming at us constantly. I like this website because it is updated daily. It also offers us a sensible and educated approach to what is happening in the state of WI. Simply put, by staying home you are helping the health of our state. Working together, we can create more positive outcomes from this pandemic. Total cases, by county, are updated each afternoon by 2 p.m. Thank you to the people, behind the scenes, who are making certain that content is relevant and timely. We appreciate your efforts.

A great website to "bookmark" if you enjoy data and/or want to see the day by day results of the COVID-19 spread in Wisconsin.

The hygiene practices may seem repetitive but it is truly both helpful and critical for everyone to follow the guidelines which I have snipped from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.