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 – directly or find it pinned to the top of our website. It is a treasure trove of history. Many thanks to the Dartford Historical Society for creating the microfilm, preserving local news and publications, and sharing it with the Caestecker Library for so many years. The microfilm digitization project was made possible by Tom Gnewuch Memorial Funds. The library board couldn’t think of a better way to honor the man who authored Green Lake Memories and Green Lake Memories II. Both books are available for checkout at the library, and Green Lake Memories II is available for sale at the front desk.

This weekend is the 49th Annual Green Lake Fine Art Show and the Friends of the Library will be having a two-day book sale to celebrate. Art history and appreciation books will be on display, along with DIY and artistic inspiration books. As always, there will be a mix of new, popular, used, vintage, children’s, and young adult books to look through. And don’t forget about the puzzles, DVDs, music, and sale tables! Even better, our Monday Knitting Group will also be selling their crafted materials, yarn, and knitting magazines. They have extra knitting needles in every size and kind—single, double, circular, plastic, metal, and bamboo. If you ever wanted to start knitting or connect with local knitters, come visit with the group at the book sale and find all the supplies you need to meet that goal and some new friends, too. The book sale runs Saturday, August 13 from 9 am – 1 pm and Sunday August 13 from 10 am- 3 pm.