August 2015 News:

Library Closed Sundays
Sun. May 24 - Sun. Sept. 6
Fine Forgiveness
Mon. Aug. 31 - Fri. Sept. 4

Thurs. Sept. 3 - 6:30 PM 
Children & Families

Lego Club
Mon. Aug 10 & 24 - 3:30 PM

Family Fun Craft Night
Tues. Aug. 11 - 6:00 PM
Pop in and Play
Mon., Aug. 17 - 10 AM & 6:30 PM

Through August 12
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
Thurs. August 6 - 1:00 PM
Grades 4+ 
Fri. August 14 - 6:00 PM
Grades 7-12  
Overdue fines happen.
For five days only, from Monday, August 31 through Friday, September 4, we can make them disappear. No questions asked. 

Just stop in, and we'll get rid of them for you. Haven't been here in a while because your card is frozen with fines? Come on back - we can't wait to see you and show you all the great things you can do with your library card.

Read the complete rules of fine forgiveness week on our website:

Additionally, drop in any day that week, Monday through Friday, between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. for hands-on learning about e-reading, the Friends of the Library, research tools and more!
What a fun summer it has been already!
Summer programs for kids and teens wind down next week as we approach the deadline - August 15 - for summer reading superheroes to turn in their log and be rewarded.
Catch the last few programs before summer fun goes up, up and away: check out the final two Lego Clubs (Aug. 10 & 24) the final Art Cart (Aug. 12) and, for teens, the Summer Reading Wrap-up Party (Aug. 14). 

Think you're a Minecraft genius?
Show off your skills! All Minecrafters in 4th grade and up are invited to our Minecraft competition on Thursday, August 6 from 2-4 p.m.
Complete rules can be found on the Teen website.
Pins & Needles

Starting in September, the Shorewood Library will be sponsoring our first community-based knitting group - Pins & Needles.  This group is geared towards adults, but older teens are welcome as well. So, whether you're currently working on a project or looking to start a new one, join us for some inspiration and motivation. 

Our first meeting is on Thursday, September 3rd at 6:30 PM.  Please bring your own supplies and project.

Book Clubs

Do you love to read, but want more? Well, try one of our book clubs!  We have two of them- the AM Book Club and the PM Book Club - right here at the Shorewood Library. Come talk about what you've read, learn something new, discover new books, and meet new friends. 

The PM Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM.

The AM Book Club meets the third Thursday of every month at 11:00 AM.
Fall Schedule

As summer programs draw to a close, our librarians are busy planning the fall schedule of events. 
Look for our complete fall schedule for youth and teen programming out later in August. All the old favorites will be there: Preschool Storytime, Lego Club, and Family Craft Night - with some new favorites added like Art Cart.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library


Friends Sell Books at Library and on eBay


Books donated by area residents have long been sold at the Shorewood Public Library as the main fundraiser for the Library Friends, with the money raised supporting library programs and collections. In the past year, selling the more valuable books on eBay has added a new way to generate funds for the library.


Friends board member Kathy Clark and her husband, Kelly, have joined book sale volunteers Alice Davis, Maggie Linteurer and Jane Jansen to implement this new effort. No matter where the books end up, the process works the same way:

  • Donors drop off books that are in good condition at the customer service desk, asking for a donation slip if wanted.
  • Fiction and nonfiction books, and CDs and DVDs in good condition are accepted.Text books are not accepted.Good condition children's books and cook books are very popular!
  • The librarians and Davis screen the books, placing most on the sale shelves at the library, and some in the library collection.
  • Books that may be more valuable are researched by the Clarks, and put on sale on eBay. (Check out the story of how a donation makes it from the library to eBay and what sells best.)

If you have books at home that others may enjoy, drop them off at the library desk or contact the Friends at shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.comYour donation will make room on your shelves for more books-and support the library at the same time! 


To find out more about the Friends, including how you can participate in activities this summer, email or visit the Friends' web page.
Recommendations from Shorewood Library staff! For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists (genres, topics, read-alikes and more).

Eddie the clerk suggests this CD featuring a "minimal acoustic guitar folk style"  with songs about loss, mental illness, and substance abuse. 

Kitchens of the Great Midwest
by J. Ryan Stradal

Emily recommends this debut novel set across the Midwest saying it's "as warm as a tomato picked fresh from the garden - a perfect summer read."
Kate the clerk says this graphic novel is a
"thoroughly researched, meticulously detailed informative account of two intellectual giants interspersed with delightfully imaginative comics depicting a world in which their invention was actually built." 
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