Entries by April, Circulation Services

Wisconsin in Bloom

Usually when people think of this time of year, wildflowers are not the first thing to come to mind. That’s more Spring’s gig, right? I know we just finished our Garden of Stories reading program… but my midwestern heart isn’t quite ready to let go of warmth and green just yet. In fact, late summer […]

Thoughtful Thrifting

I like old stuff. I just can’t help but romanticize it. For example, let’s say you want to buy and keep a copy of The Hobbit. I like brand-new book smell as much as the next person, but there is something special about secondhand. It’s a little harder to find and will take more time […]

A Valentine’s Day Survival Guide

I am the only person I know who actually enjoys this holiday. It’s understandable. It’s cold. Seasonal depression is at an all-time high, and it often reminds us of how alone we might feel. Commercialization would have us believe that Valentine’s Day is about romantic love, or, more specifically, spending money on your partner. It’s exhausting, […]

Our Library: Then & Now

This library is 162 years young, but it has seen a lot. A lot of people, a lot of media, and a lot of humanity. Who says libraries are boring? If you’re like me, you grew up in this building. As a child, I played hide-and-go-seek on all floors (don’t do that). My teen self sheepishly checked […]