For those eagerly awaiting totals on the Penny War between the five county libraries the finally tally stands as so: Kingston: $3,283.84 Berlin: $3,245.87 Princeton: $2,015.88 Green Lake: $538.00 Markesan: $502.04 Congratulations to the Mill Pond Public Library in Kingston! Thank you to all our communities for showing each library support, donating your pennies and more, and making it a fun competition. Those pennies do add up to great things! The talented Nancy Kirst has...

March is wrapping up quickly and April is right around the corner. On April 1 st   A Spotted Pony Parade Day, by local author Kim Bond and illustrator Carissa Sorenson hits the shelves. It’s a bight and delightful story of the buffet-style adventures Toby the spotted pony enjoys during some community festivities. The local places and faces on the pages are a treat to see. Learn more at aspottedpony.com or put our copy on...

The rainy weather just keeps coming and to keep you indoors and occupied, you’re welcome to come over to the lower level of the library Thursday, April 14 at 2 pm for a matinee showing of Encanto , recently winner of Best Animated Feature. Snacks will be provided. With Easter weekend upon us, we have a slightly altered schedule. We are open on Good Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We are also open...

Do you love the painted rocks around town but are more of a soft and sewful sort? Join some local crafters as they sew up some kindness to share with the community. Supplies and sewing help will be provided for this free all ages craft program. If you have material, buttons, or other bits and bobs that you would like to include on a heart or share with the group, then you are welcome to...

What a weekend! The Friends of the Caestecker Library Harvest Fest book sale was a resounding success, with over $3,400 in sales. Thank you to everyone who stopped in, donated items for us to sell, and made this past weekend so very much fun for the Friends. So, what will the Friends do with the money raised? Well, every year they pay for the library’s magazine and newspaper subscriptions. The Friends also pay for the...

The library Knitting Group meets every Monday from 10 am -noon, and all skill levels are welcome. If you want to get into the hobby or practice a new pattern, then come visit with your neighbors and enjoy time learning and doing together. If you’ve read or listened to a new book over the past few weeks, then we would love to have you join us for Roasts & Reads at 10 am on May...

The Penny War between the five Green Lake County libraries is heating up! There's a jar at the front desk if you would like to support the Caestecker Library for the win. Helcia our neighbor from Horicon Bank donated a penny BRICK! It's fun to test your muscles on and we are grateful for her fun way of showing support!  Do you like to talk about books? The library’s Constant Reader Book Club next meets...

During the week you can look forward to having Earth Day themed crafts and information at the library starting on Wednesday the 20 th .  We are still hoping that our Red Oak seedlings arrive in time to celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22, but they may be delayed due to this chilly weather. Once the trees do arrive, each family is welcome to adopt one two-year-old Red Oak tree to plant and watch...

There’s plenty to enjoy at the library in the next couple of weeks. Starting on December 1 st , Connie Willet will be displaying her detailed fiber art in our Hickory meeting room. Please come delight in the creativity on display and see if it sparks the passion for a new hobby! Also, on December 1 st at 2 pm movie matinees in the lower level are resuming with a showing of Jerry and Marge...

At long last, our microfilm digitization project is complete!  Digital editions of the Green Lake County Reporter from 1919-2005, The Green Lake Spectator from 1860-1866, census records from various Wisconsin counties from 1850 and 1860, and a wide variety of miscellaneous papers dating back to before Wisconsin was a state are now available in fully key word searchable format. Visit - https://archives.winnefox.org directly or find it pinned to the top of our website. It is...

Congratulations to all our local graduates, from 4K right up through college. School may be ending, but the summer programs are just getting started here at the Caestecker Public Library. There are concerts and movies and story times and craft days to look forward to as we go through the summer. We Hope you will join us for some (or all!) of them. Check our Events Calendar to get all the details. A list of...

It’s been a busy week already (and I’m writing this on Monday!) so this week’s column is going to be short and sweet. We have a new display up for the week that reminds me to “just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming swimming swimming”, and I invite you to come take a look. If you can name the movie that song comes from, I’ll give you a spin on the prize wheel....

Cookie tins for the upcoming annual Keep the Cheer Here Cookie Walk are here! They are available for purchase at the front desk of the library for $10. More than 17 local Green Lake business will be participating in the Cookie Walk on Saturday, November 26 from 11 am-2 pm. You won’t want to miss it! On November 15 th starting at 1 pm there’s a chance to spice up your home décor with a...

With daily activities, awesome prizes for reading, and ways to engage and build lasting memories, the Caestecker Public Library is the place to visit all summer long! Sign up on greenlakelibrary.beanstack.com to Read Beyond the Beaten Path with us this summer starting June 13th through the month of July. Check out greenlakelibrary.org or our Facebook for event details and extras. Below is a teaser of al that’s to come during summer reading this year: Monday...

Our Thursday Movie Matinee two-week lineup includes Sing 2 on May 19 th and King Richard on May 26 th . Don’t let Sing 2 ’s cartoon image stop you from coming, we’ve heard it’s great and the adults like it just as much as the kids! The show starts at 2:00 pm in the lower-level meeting room where it’s nice and cool. Popcorn is provided for your enjoyment. This Saturday, May 21 from 9...

It’s nearly November and we have a few new library events to share with you. We’re starting a Spice of the Month Club– a monthly take-and-make featuring a variety of unique spices, herbs, or blends. Included in each monthly kit will have a premeasured spice packet along with information about the featured spice, its history, and a few fun facts. There will also be two simple recipe suggestions but feel free to research and pick...

Would you like to see newly released movies on the big screen with free popcorn? Join us in the lower level of the library on Thursdays at 2pm to do just that! On September 15 th we’re showing Where the Crawdads Sing . Next week on September 22nd, the movie will be Vengeance. Starting Monday, September 19th at 10am we will be hosting Stroll & Stay, a fun way to exercise and socialize with neighbors. Parents and...

With weather expected to be 90 degrees today, we flipped the switched to turn on the A/C in the library. The chairs are comfortable, the play room is ready for boat captains, and we have plenty of reading material to keep you company. If you'd enjoy some popcorn and movie time, join us at 2 pm to watch the rom-com flick Marry Me. 

Our first full week of summer reading programming is almost complete, and it’s been a busy week! We’ve sung and danced, listened to stories, visited with the sweetest little therapy horse named Fancy, gotten swept away with our imagination and pretend play, and met a lot of new people. If you’re new to the area or just haven’t made it to the library yet, please come visit with us. We would love to get you...

We only have a little more than a week left of summer reading fun! Our last big summer performer is Curt Strutz with Dinosaur Dimensions on Monday, July 25 at 10 am. It’s sure to be a dino-mite time when you can meet realistic dinosaurs and learn all about them. Curt will provide a fun experience with animatronic dinosaurs including a pink baby triceratops and an adolescent raptor. All ages are welcome at this free...

Did you know your local library is your one stop shop for all your printing, copying, scanning, laminating, and faxing needs? If your computer or printer are giving you trouble as they so often do, or if you’re visiting family or vacationing and need to print, just come on over and we will gladly help you with whatever need you may have. Our printer scans and copies quickly and can handle grouped documents automatically, so...

Week Three of the Penny War between the five Green Lake County libraries brought some big changes to our totals. Berlin Library is now in first place with $1,680.81, Kingston in second with $1,493.89, followed by Princeton at $504.05, Green Lake clocks in fourth with $346.97, and Markesan is in last place at $323.27. What’s on the line here? Bragging rights, of course. And an ice cream social served by the directors of the losing...

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