Caestecker Public Library in Green Lake
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Friends of the Caestecker Public Library
March News Update

We're brightening things up at the library.

We have added new lighting in the fireplace area and exchanged our old florescent lamps for newer, brighter (but lower wattage) bulbs. My aging eyes are grateful. Mother nature has contributed, too, with a streak of warm sunny weather that has the daffodils out front blooming merrily.

We have recently begun a brilliant after school program (featured below) aimed at helping elementary students become more comfortable with reading aloud.

And just wait till you see who we have scheduled to give concerts in April. I guarantee this music will set toes a-tapping and faces a-grinning.

Hope you will join us for these and other upcoming events. Check the calendar at the Caestecker Library website for details.

Linda DeNell, Director
Caestecker Public Library
Green Lake
Rest of the Month - Window and interior display by March Artist of the Month Deb Cieliesz

Thursday, 3/22
- Spring Surprise book sale, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, 3/22 -  Movie screening: Oscar winner
The Descendants at
6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 23 - 
Wisconsin State Rep.
Joan Ballweg Listening Session 9:00-10:00 a.m

Thursday, March 29 -
Movie screening at
6:30 p.m.

Our new "reading specialist" - Rusty!
  Reading With Rusty
Debuts in March

Here to help kids feel comfortable reading aloud

The Caestecker Library's newest staff member began work on March 7th. She's six years old, loves people, and has a tail that is always wagging. She's Rusty, a certified therapy dog, and she loves to help kids become better readers.

How can a dog help a kid read? Well, by being a calm attentive listener that isn't bothered by mispronounced or repeated words. A furry friend who doesn't get impatient and point out mistakes, or interrupt to tell a child what she has done wrong. Studies have shown that reading to a dog boosts self-confidence and self-esteem in children who may otherwise have difficulty reading. By reading to Rusty children can relax, scratch her ears, and focus on the words. Reading skills improve because the child is practicing and discovering that reading can be a pleasant experience.

Rusty works on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Children may sign up for a 20-minute "appointment" with Rusty by phoning the library at 294-3572 or sending an email to Linda.

Goose Blind owner Mary Rowley and Friends President Carol Kuphal celebrate a successful fundraiser
    Fundraiser a Fun-tastic  

       Diners generate a big donation for the Friends

Thanks to everyone who visited the Goose Blind on February 29th. Your dining efforts were rewarding for the Friends - to the
tune of $500! We are so grateful to Mary Rowley and her staff for making the fundraiser loads of fun and a huge success.

What's next? Check back next month - it will be tasty!
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