Patch is getting behind the human instinct to curl up under a shade tree and do a little summer reading. We've prepared lists for every age, so pick a book and get reading!
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
From book reviews to lists for your children, Patch pulled together a 2012 summer reading guide so finding a good book to curl up with becomes that much easier.
Friday, February 17, 2012
This is a list of upcoming events and activities at your local library.
Oscar Contest The Academy Awards are just around the corner. From Feb. 13-26, stop by the library to fill out an Oscar ballot with your picks for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress. Successfully predict the Oscar winners and be entered into a raffle for a movie prize. We will announce the winner on Monday Feb. 27. New Book Alerts New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by PHPL. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click "check catalog" to place a hold on the item right away. This service is available through our homepage under “Books and Media.” Youth Art Month is Coming! …
Friday, December 9, 2011
The new way of browsing at the library took some elbow grease from employees during it's closure.
The Pauline Haass Public Library closed for three days starting Wednesday to complete the final installment of Project BEE, a new way of organizing the books to making browsing easier. Staff is set to complete the project by the end-of-day Friday, and the library will open its doors to residents at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. According to Kathy Klager, the library director, the change will be worth it. “We know from watching our customers that the tall forest of nonfiction shelving, designated only by Dewey Decimal numbers, is intimidating,” said Klager. “We don’t often see people going into those aisles to browse. We wanted to change that; there are terrific books in there, and we just have to make them easier to come across.” Starting …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Project BEE groups nonfiction titles by genre, rather than Dewey Decimal system, in hopes of drawing more attention.
Attempting to find that perfect book about Italian cooking with only a slip of paper reading, “814.54 KOR” might be the most intimidating part of going to a library. However, things are about to change at the Pauline Haass Public Library when it comes to browsing and locating the perfect book. Starting Dec. 10, library users will be able to peruse for titles based on 30 interests such as Food, Garden and Health. The library will be closed from Dec. 7-9 so employees can tackle the daunting task of reorganizing every nonfiction title. “We know from watching our customers that the tall forest of nonfiction shelving, designated only by Dewey Decimal numbers, is intimidating,” said Kathy Klager, library director. “We don’t often see people …
Friday, April 15, 2011
Maple Avenue Elementary students raise money to give joy to children through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Know a great kid who made Eagle Scout or did your local soccer team take the championship? They may be our next Patch Whiz Kid honoree. Each week, Menomonee Falls Patch and Sussex Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens, and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Editor Mark Maley. Who: Teacher Christina Garley’s fitth-grade class School: Maple Avenue Elementary School Accomplishments: These 27 students have just donated $50 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the nation’s largest wish-granting …