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The Seymour tie to the Newbery Medal 2020!

This is the exciting time of year when we find out the winners of children’s book awards. This year the Caldecott medal winner (illustrations) is The Undefeated by

Kwame Alexander and the Newbery medal winner (most distinguished contribution/content) is New Kid by Jerry Craft. This is the first graphic novel to win the Newbery!

We have a tie to the Newbery selection committee. Our very own Jenna Friebel (nee Goodall) is on the committee. Jenna was a free intern at our library during the summer of 2012! We knew she was going places for sure when we worked with her. We are so proud of her. This is amazing! Working with the committee, Jenna helped choosed the medal winner and four Newbery honors. One honor was Undefeated which won the Caldecott. Wow! The other three honored titles were Genesis Begins Again, Other Words for Home, and Scary Stories for Young Foxes that Jenna is holding in this picture!

Beading and YOU!

It is winter so that means beading time at the library! All supplies are provided FREE and helpful assistance, too. All we need is YOU! This year we have two opportunities. Feel free to come to one or both.

FMPL thanks Nicolet Bank for $500 donation!

At the Friends of the Muehl Public Library (FMPL) January, 2020 meeting held on January 16, Sherryl Pues (employee of Nicolet Bank, Seymour)  presented library director Elizabeth M. Timmins with a check in the amount of $500 from NIcolet Bank, Seymour.  The money is going to the Friends and their projects. Happy Friends of the Library are featured in this picture! Read more about the Friends on their page of this website located @ Friends' page.


Grief pop up groups set for the first quarter of 2020

We love anime and now it is easier to find!

We have a fantastic anime collection due to the efforts of Colette and her friends.

Thanks to staff for making a shift so that all the anime DVDs are together. This is for the ease of EVERYONE and is most helpful!

Have you noticed the rotating quilt display?

Patron Mary Pat Van Schyndel creates beautiful quilts. She displays them on the interior wall when you first enter the building. Just look to your right!

Mary Pat takes care to match the season. Here is her current work displayed. Just lovely and inspiring!

Loving the panorama of the arts!

An opportunity fell into our laps whereby artist Shanti Bennett requested that we exhibit her art at the library. We said "sure".

We will be enjoying it in the foyer until the end of February, 2020. Her pieces are for sale if you are interested.

Her website can be accessed HERE.

R.E.A.D.(Read; Engage; Advise; Discuss) – March

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Author: Ruta Septys
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp. Lina fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.
Beehive Awards (2013)
Black-Eyed Susan Award (2013)
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2012)
Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2015)
Cybils (2011)
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2014)
Evergreen Young Adult Book Award (2014)
Gateway Readers Award (2014)
Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2013)
Golden Kite (2012)
Golden Sower Award (2014)
Grand Canyon Reader Award (2013)
Indies Choice Book Awards (2012)
Iowa Teen Award (2014)
Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2013)
Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (2014)
Nevada Young Readers' Award (2013)
Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2013)
Sequoyah Book Awards (2014)
South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2014)
Tayshas Reading (2012)
Texas Lone Star Reading List (2012)
Virginia Readers Choice Award (2014)
Volunteer State Book Awards (2014)
William C. Morris YA Debut Award (2012)
Young Hoosier Book Award (2014)
Young Reader's Choice Award (2014)

R.E.A.D (Read; Engage; Advise; Discuss) Book Club meets on the second Saturday of the month (September thru May) at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome.

The 2020 Census is fast approaching!

The City of Seymour and the Muehl Public Library will keep you in the loop as the 2020 Census approaches.

The 2020 Census is scheduled for April 1, 2020 (no fooling!).

You can reach the official website here: https://2020census.gov/en

Story Times @ Your Library

Our community welcomed Jerry Apps on October 24, 2019!

We had a memorable fun-filled afternoon on October 24, 2019. Jerry Apps, Wisconsin author and television personality, is a fabulous storyteller. His talk concentrated on his work entitled RURAL WIT & WISDOM. Very wonderful!


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The international results for the Manhattan Short Film Festival

Sylvia won at the Muehl Public Library garnering 19 votes! So again we matched the International winner, wow! We did not name the actor winner, however, this year! Our location tied votes for Fiona (Tipped) and A. Leslie (The End of the World)...the winner was Sir John Standing (A Family Affair). Congrats to all the finalists!!! And the top three films...