“Hoo” Haven Presentation

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Bertolet Memorial Library welcomes presenters and animals from “Hoo” Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Durand.  Children and adults alike will learn about some of the animals that are rescued and how they are nursed back to health and prepared to return to their natural habitats.  The presenters will be bringing an owl, a red-tailed hawk, and a tortoise to see and learn about. 

In conjunction with this event, the library is collecting supplies for “Hoo” Haven through May 14th. Because the organization is not government funded, they rely entirely on donations and volunteers to rehabilitate the animals. Donations may be brought to the library in advance of the program or on May 14th.  Check out their wish list on their website or pick up a copy at the library.  Monetary donations are also appreciated and are used for special food, medicine, and other items for the animals.

  • 1ml Oral Syringe 100 Pack – Luer Slip Tip, No Needle, Sterile Individually Blister Packed Medicine Administration for Infants, Toddlers and Small Pets
  • LED flashlights
  • Monetary Donations
  • Vet Wrap
  • Ajax
  • Squeegees
  • Dish Scrubbers
  • Bath Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels                              
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Old Towels
  • Vinegar – White
  • Puppy Pads
  • Canned 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • Extra meat
  • Frozen Feeder Mice
  • Quart Zip Lock Bags
  • Mealworms
  • Gallon Zip Lock Bags
  • Milk Replacer
  • 2 Gallon Zip Lock Bags
  • 5 Gallon Dry Vac Bags
  • Unsalted Peanuts
  • 55 Gallon Garbage Bags
  • Wet Cat Food
  • Wild Birdseed

Pack the Pantry

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Unexpired food and pantry items will be accepted during February to benefit the New Life Community Center in Forreston.  As we are now a fine-free library, there is no longer a need for “Food for Fines.” Even though it’s no longer necessary to bring in donations to erase fines, we hope you will still consider donating to help local families in need.  

PAWS For Reading

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Paws for Reading will be “Paws”ed in December as Ryan will be celebrating the holidays with her fur-mily in December. So our next Paws for Reading event will be Wednesday, January 19th at 4:00PM.  Register your independent reader for a 15 minute time slot by calling 815-738-2742 today.

Create-A-Card

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Create-A-Card will not be taking place on Saturday, December 18th.  Miss Jessie will not be here.  If you would still like to stop in and use our materials to create the cards you’re dreaming of, feel free to do so!  We hope to be back in full session in January. Have a Merry Christmas crafters!

Mitten Tree

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Mittens to wear

Hats for their hair

Scarves for their neck

Gloves too?  Check!

Our annual Mitten Tree is now on display through the end of December.   Please help decorate our Mitten Tree with thick, warm mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for all ages.  Items will be distributed through New Life Community Center in January.