We've all experienced storms and power outages in Waushara County. How do you keep your food and drink safe during power outages, storms and other untimely disasters? Mary Ann Schilling, Health & Well-Being Faculty from UW-Madison Division of Extension Waushara County, will give you reliable information you need to know to keep your food and water safe during an outage and how to determine what to keep and what to throw if the power has been out for hours or days.
For those of you attending the "Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces" Community Meeting on April 29, you got the first look at our "wishing wall." Here's your opportunity to "make a wish" for what, you think, will make the library an exciting and energizing place. We've gathered some very interesting ideas and hope that you will come and add to them. I learned about the ice skating rink in the back, unfortunately we can't bring that back. BUT, we can offer coffee; a suggestion made by many. The adult conversation pit was a very interesting idea and will be looked at closely by the Project Team. Our next Community Gathering will be at Poy Sippi Days, June 22. If you have suggestions, wishes, changes you think should be made - come in the library and post them on the Wishing Wall.
We were pleased with the great turnout and welcomed Wisconsin State Representative Kevin Petersen to take part in the evening, along with members of the Library Board.
The Poy SIppi Library is one of fifteen libraries in the nation to receive the "Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces" Grant and the only library in Wisconsin! This project is lead in partnership with the OCLC and Association for Rural and Small Libraries. Over the next 15 months, the library will be working with community members to reimagine and reconfigure library space to encourage socially engaging and active learning at the library. After conducting community input, action planning and prototyping, the library will create their learning spaces, using a $5,000 sub-grant toward materials. You can learn more about the project at http://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/smart-spaces.html
State Representative Kevin Petersen met with members of the Poy Sippi Library Board and patrons to discuss the importance of libraries to rural communities and the excitement of our library receiving the "Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces" grant. Pictured are: Jay Jones, Board President, Mark Piechowski, Waushara County Board Supervisor, Kristi Timmerman, Project Team Member, Rep. Petersen, Board Members: Jennifer Moen and Tracie Young.
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