Are you a teen ages 14-17 or an adult looking for something to do this summer? The Library is getting ready for our Summer Reading Program and can use your help! We need volunteers from June 1 – August 1 to staff our sign up table, assist with programs, and help with other tasks as needed.
Volunteer training sessions will be held on Monday, May 21 at 6:30 PM, Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 PM, or Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 PM. Please register online or by calling 262-532-8916.
Pay it Forward to make someone’s day!
MAY 1 – 31, 2018
The Library is giving patrons the opportunity to pay it forward. This popular movement made famous by Catherine Ryan Hyde’s book, and later movie, gives patrons the opportunity to spread their generosity by paying it forward.
How does it work?
Pay it Forward: Instead of saying “keep the change” after you pay a fine of your own, say “pay it forward.” Staff will then write the amount on a note and display it at the circulation desk to be used by your fellow patrons.
Donation: Visit the Library’s Circulation desk during regular hours and donate any amount, from 1 cent to $100. Staff will do the same as above and post the note with the amount at the circulation desk.
Now, let’s say a patron visiting later that afternoon has a $5.00 fine and is blocked from checking out. We can use an amount posted to pay off enough of their fine to allow them to check out again. These pay it forward amounts can be used on Menomonee Falls fines only.
We hope you will help make someone’s day. This is a great opportunity to clear up library accounts before the summer reading program begins June 1st. This program will pay it forward until all your generous donations are used.
If you know how to knit or crochet, you might be able to save a baby’s life.
Menomonee Falls Public Library is collecting newborn baby-sized hats that are at least 50% purple. Donated hats collected before October 1 will be distributed in November and December 2018 as part of the “Click for Babies” campaign.
Need a pattern? There are a number of patterns available on the Click for Babies website.
In a knitting or crochet group and want to do a group project? Let us know!
A donation box will be available in the library lobby to drop off your hats.
If you don’t know how to knit or crochet — you can still help by donating purple yarn or funds to purchase yarn.
For more information on how you can help or if you would like to use some of our donated yarn, please contact Ellen Rohr, email@example.com or call 262-532-8930.
The goal of the Click for Babies campaign is to increase awareness and educate others about the period of PURPLE Crying that all infants go through. The program educates parents on how to respond to prolonged crying and the importance of never shaking a child – all in an effort to prevent the shaking and abuse of infants.
Special thanks to the following people or groups that have donated to the project:
Jim and Mary Clemens – Craft Ministries
The opening reception is 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM with the student awards ceremony at 7 PM.
This year’s reception will feature hands-on activities and an awards ceremony presented by the Friends of the Library.
Artwork will be on display through Saturday, March 24. For more information on the exhibit, call 262-946-2046.
The library now offers Mobile Printing. Use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document. Click here for instructions, or ask for assistance at the library.