Library Lynx, June 9, 2016

Library Lynx

June 9, 2016


On Your Mark, Get Set… READ! The Poynette Area Public Library is very excited to announce the 2016 Summer Library Program for all ages to be held June 13th through August 6th. The theme for this year is centered on exercising the mind and body. Registration begins on June 13 with the first 150 summer participants to be eligible for a drawing for one of two FREE summer family swim passes to the Poynette High School pool. After signing up for the summer reading program pick up a reading sheet for your age group, fill out your reading sheet, have it signed by a librarian, and select the basket of your choice. Don’t miss out on a chance to win one of these impressive baskets!

Preschool storytimes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am at the Poynette Library. Programs on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be identical and include read-aloud books, songs, actions, and a craft project. Career Crafters is a program geared towards elementary and middle school students and will meet on Thursdays at 1:30 pm at the library. These community experts will share stories, tools of their trades, and demonstrations.

New this year, the library is hosting free family fitness classes at the Village Hall on Tuesdays at 6 pm. Classes are designed to inspire movement and everyone is invited to participate. This is a great opportunity to try something new. We have a great line-up of line dancing, Zumba, swing dancing, circuit training, Mexican dancing, clogging, and yoga. Check out our website or pick up a brochure at the library for more information.

We are thrilled to have two entertainers this summer. Join us at the library on Thursday, June 16th at 10:30 am for The Josh Casey Show. Josh Casey’s comedy and juggling show is sure to entertain all ages. Brad Wendt will be showing us his skills for his Sportacular Flying Disc Sports program on Thursday, July 28th at 6 pm. Brad will demonstrate and teach different techniques and set up Frisbee skills contests.

Get your calendars ready! We are starting a Walking Club as part of the Summer Library Program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 am beginning June 13th. Adult Craft Night continues to meet on the third Thursday of every month at 6 pm. For our June project, we will be a making a 4th of July Banner. Please sign up for craft nights by calling the library at 635-7577 as supplies are limited. The Traveling Book Club will be meeting at the American Legion Hall in Poynette this summer on July 27th at 6 pm. Stop by the library to pick up a copy of “Shotgun Lovesongs” by Nickolas Butler. This book is destined to be a favorite read for men and women alike. Set in rural Wisconsin, we can all relate to the compelling characters and intriguing setting of this book. John Frank will be wrapping up the summer library program as our guest on August 3rd at 6 pm. He will be talking about his adventures in the Apostle Islands and discussing his book “Apostle Islands Water Trips”; an excellent guidebook with paddling, boating, and camping information for the Islands.

The Poynette Library will be helping with the Kiddie/ Pet Parade at the Poynette Area Family Fun Festival (PAFFF) on June 25th. The line-up will begin at 9:45 am at Merchant’s Walk with the parade beginning at 10 am. Please contact the library for more information. The library will also have a booth from 10 am to 3:30 pm with drop-in activities for families. We hope to see you there!

The Poynette Library would like to thank Bob Garske for his dedication and many years of service to the Library Board. He has been a strong advocate for the library over the years. He has spent many hours dedicating his time to the library including serving on the Jamieson Expansion Committee, teaching adult education computer classes, presenting programs to the community, and countless other acts of kindness. The library board is currently seeking an individual to represent Columbia County and serve on the library board. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm. Interested applicants should contact a current library board member or the Poynette Library for more information.

The Friends of the Library have been working on fundraising for the past two years to help us meet our goal of updating the original part of the library. Thanks to the efforts of our active Friend’s group, our wonderful staff, and our generous community, we are ready to complete the renovation project. New carpeting will be installed in late August of this year after the completion of our summer program. Please stay tuned for more detailed information on closing dates for this project.

We’d also like to thank the Friends of the Library, the community for donations, and the following businesses for supporting our summer program: Poynette BP and Arlington BP, Piggly Wiggly, Lapacek’s Orchard, K.A.M.O, and Sweet WI Honey Farm.

For more information on our wonderful programs and library offerings, contact us at 608-635-7577. Visit our website at, follow us on Facebook, or sign up for our email list of events. Please visit us at our downtown location at 118 N. Main Street in Poynette.

And the Crowd Goes Wild!

Lindsey Ganz