That’s a wrap on Summer Reading! We had a fantastic lineup of programs and opportunities, great community involvement, and many happy faces visiting us regularly.  Seven weeks of daily weekday programs brought just over 2,000 participants to our library for programs alone. Rain or shine, hot or hotter, the library is a wonderful place to be in the summer and we are grateful that you chose to visit with us! Our summer reading community art...

As I start to compile information for the library’s annual report, I have a statistics snapshot to share:    Our circulation of physical library materials was up 2% from 2022. The Green Lake library is in a group of 11 libraries out of 29 that saw an increase in our physical circulation. The actual numbers are 37,332 in 2022 and 37,996 in 2023.  Our digital circulation, specifically from Overdrive, skyrocketed over 15% from...

We still have State Park day passes available as part of the Check Out Wisconsin State Parks at your Library initiative! It’s the perfect time of year to try a new hiking trail or beach at one of our beautiful state parks. Here's how it works: to receive a state park day pass, adults must show their Caestecker Public Library card at the service desk. Pick your day of park attendance and stop by...

Summer reading programming has begun! Kids and adults are welcome to participate in our reading Bingo this year to earn prizes, have fun, and have a chance to give back to the community. Every weekday provides an opportunity to participate in events happening at the library and all our events are listed at greenlakelibrary.org and on our Facebook page. There are plenty of drop-in activities, comfortable seating, and plenty of play opportunities for the kids...

The last week of Summer Reading programing is upon us! Stop by the library for one last Activity Pack, an accordion concert with Micah Sommersmith on Monday, the last outdoor Play & Build session with the bounce house on Tuesday, give Tia the READ therapy dog the pleasure of one last story on Wednesday, solve the fina puzzle to get a prize, and serve up one last treat at Cooking with Kids. Our daily summer...

The Caestecker Public Library will be open regular hours up to July 4th for last-minute books and DVDs for the holiday weekend. The library will be closed on Tuesday the 4 th to allow staff and volunteers time to spend with loved ones and all the fun things planned in the community. We will be open as usual the rest of the week. Have a safe and happy holiday! Our two-week movie line-up includes Man...

If you’re visiting with family or friends in the coming weeks and the talk turns to genealogy or local history, our archives of newspaper microfilm are fully digitized and available from any device. Digital editions of the Green Lake County Reporter from 1919-2005 and a variety of other local papers and census records can be viewed in fully key word searchable format online. Newer editions of the Green Lake County Reporter can also be found via...

Our annual Road to the Oscars journey returns this February on Thursdays starting at 6:30pm. The film and popcorn are always provided courtesy of the Caestecker Library Foundation and the Friends of the Caestecker Public Library, and the company of your friends and neighbors can’t be beat. Join us on the following days to see movies displaying a variety of cinematic excellence. February 1: The Holdovers (5 nominations), February 8: Barbie (8 nominations), February 15:...

As we rush into the holidays, the library is a wonderful place to cozy up with a good book and relax. The fireplace is cheerful, and the community puzzle table is ready for your participation. Come peruse the shelves to find a new read, revisit a series that might have a new book it in, and take home a movie to enjoy in the evening. Speaking of movies, we’re on to December and have a...

The library will be CLOSED on Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26 for electrical upgrades in the fireplace area. When the project is complete, the tables in the front sitting area will have access to electrical and USB outlets to increase usable workspace for laptops and devices within the library setting. No library materials will be due while the library is closed. Our digital library offerings are open 24/7. Check out eBooks, audiobooks, movies,...

As of 2/2/24 the library currently has these forms in stock:  Federal: 1040  in English and Spanish 1040SR in English and Spanish 1040 & 1040SR Instruction Booklets Federal forms and instructions can be found here: https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions State: None State forms and instructions can be found here: https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/Form/2023Individual.aspx All forms and instructions for federal and state have been ordered, but we are awaiting shipment. More updates on availability will be...

We have a lot to be thankful for this week. The Friends’ Art Fair book sale netted over $2,122, which is astounding as most of the items are priced at $1.00 or less. That’s a lot of items sold, and we are extremely grateful. The Friends use the money raised from the book sales to purchase materials including magazine and newspaper subscriptions for the library, pay for the special programs and other requests, and support...

For the new year we have some new program offerings in addition to our regular lineup. At the request of a few locals, and since it was always our favorite when we were students, join us for silent reading hour at the Silent Readers Book Club on January 17 th by the fireplace. Here’s what to expect: 2:00-2:30pm Get settled & say hello to fellow silent readers, snacks welcome, 2:30-3:30pm Silent reading hour, 3 :...

At the Caestecker library this week, Thursday Movie Matinees continue with My Sailor, My Love on February 8th and The Holdovers on February 15th. Matinees start at 2pm every Thursday through February. On our Road to the Oscars tour, Barbie will grace the screen on February 8th and The Creator will be our feature for February 15th. The show starts at 6:30pm and there’s free popcorn to enjoy. Sweethearts and book lovers can join us...

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