November 2012
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The Newsletter of the
Winneconne Public Library

  Get acquainted with events and services the Winneconne Public Library offers by reading the enclosed newsletter!
4th Annual Holiday Faire Dec. 1


Join the Friends of the Winneconne Historical Society and Friends of the Winneconne Public Library at their 4th Annual Holiday Faire to be held Saturday, December 1 from 8am - 1pm.


The Faire features a number of activities that will benefit both the Historical Society and Friends of the Library. Festivities begin at 8am featuring a bake sale, craft fair, make-and-take crafts for children and a silent auction. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 10am - noon. Remember to bring your camera!


This year's craft fair will be the biggest ever, taking up both floors of the municipal center. Crafts for sale include 31 Bags, Sentsy, sock monkeys, painted ornaments, jewelry, hair bows, lighted wine bottles, painted screens and more! Children's make-and-take crafts will be available in the library to complete on your own time throughout the day. Children may enter a drawing to win a door prize, too!



Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours
So that staff may celebrate the holidays with their families, the Winneconne Public Library will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Happy Holidays!



Winnefox Library System Online Catalog Gets a New Look!


When you log onto our website to search our online public access catalog, you'll discover that the catalog has a new look!

As part of an initiative to update the library catalog and make it more user-friendly, the Winnefox Library System has introduced the new user interface for the online catalog. The new interface has a sleek visual design and offers many features that were lacking in the older version of the catalog.

Popular features include:
  •  Keep track of the books you've checked out!
  •  Mark your favorites or save your search history so you can come back to it later!
  • Share your search results through email!
  • Limit your search in a variety of ways!
  • New browsing options allow you to explore your old favorites or find something new to read!

You can check out the library's new interface by visiting our website and clicking on the Search link for the catalog. Please stop by the library to ask for assistance or request a brief staff-guided tour of some of the new features!  

New Library Catalog Interface

Smart Cookie Reading Program Returns! 


For the second year, the Winneconne Public Library is offering the school year reading incentive program, "Be a Smart Cookie: Read!" Children through fifth grade may stop at the library to register for the program. Participants will receive a reading record. For every 2 hours of reading, the reader is presented with a coupon for Smart Cookiea free cookie at Wayne's Piggly Wiggly. Participants who complete all the levels of the program earn a special reward. The program ends April 30. This year, we've added a monthly drawing for a Big Cookie from the bakery at Wayne's Piggly Wiggly.

Looking Forward to 100 Years


In 1913, the Civic League of Winneconne was formed for the purpose of establishing a neighborhood library. Later that same year, the first library in Winneconne was opened. The Library and the Winneconne Civic League will both celebrate their 100th Anniversary in 2013. It will be an exciting year full of extra promotional events, programs and engaging activities! Look for more information to come in our next newsletter!


After School Program Canceled


After careful research and planning, the Winneconne Public Library Director and Board Members have decided to discontinue planning for an After School Program to be offered at the library in the fall of 2013.  

A survey was sent out to families in the Winneconne Community School District to determine if there was a need for an after school program. The results indicated that the community did have a need for the program, so the library went ahead with this grant application through the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and was awarded a grant for $2,000 to develop plans for the program. The planning process revealed that the program would be too labor- and cost-intensive to be handled efficiently by the library's limited resources. Therefore, the decision was made, regretfully, to discontinue planning for the program.

The library will continue to provide after school services to children and families as they have traditionally done, but there will be no structured activities planned in the near future for a regular program of tutoring or planned social interactions. Thanks to all who took the time to complete the survey or expressed interest in the program.



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Holly Selwitschka
Director, Winneconne Public Library
Feature Articles

4th Annual Holiday Faire Dec. 1
Holiday Hours
Library Catalog Gets a New Look!
Smart Cookie Program Returns
Looking Forward to 100 Years
After School Program canceled
Now Hiring

The Winneconne Public Library is accepting applications for a seasonal part-time library page. The main duty of this position is shelving books. Qualified applicants must be able to bend, lift, stretch, read fine print and work on their feet for a prolonged period of time. The library page works approximately 6 hours per week September through May. Applications should be mailed, emailed or dropped off at the library no later than Wednesday, December 5 at 6pm. For more information, call 582-7091 or visit to access the job application.

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