Friday, May 10, 2013
The Sussex Village Board will meet in close session to discuss how they will respond to a letter that Lisbon sent to them saying they are willing to resume negotiations over the Pauline Haass Library funding.
Sussex was not too happy to receive a letter from Lisbon letting them know Lisbon would "welcome" resuming negotiations with Sussex over funding of the Pauline Haass Library, reported the Sussex Sun. The closing of the Lisbon letter upset Sussex officials. "Whenever you reach a decision, we look forward to hearing from you so that we can discuss an orderly splitting of joint library assets, or, more ideally, further discussions/negotiations on a new joint library agreement." Trustees say that if the aggreeement is terminated, Lisbon is not entitled to "an orderly splitting of joint library assets," reported the Sussex sun. The Town of Lisbon has been thinking about discontinuing its funding of the library because Lisbon and Sussex cannot …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Lisbon voted to welcome resuming discussions over the funding dispute of the Pauline Haass Library with Sussex.
Lisbon has agreed to resume negotiations with Sussex over a long-term joint funding agreement for the Pauline Haass Library after Lisbon rejected a negotiation proposal, reported the Sussex Sun. The Town of Lisbon has been thinking about discontinuing its funding of the library because Lisbon and Sussex cannot reach a funding agreement. Lisbon believes Sussex should pay more because its residents use the library more. Lisbon made a counteroffer but Sussex refused and has also been thinking about fully funding the library themselves. The Lisbon Board will be sending a letter to Sussex about possibly setting up a meeting to continue discussions, reported the Sussex Sun. Lisbon currently funds $335,000, and Sussex funds about $350,000. The …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Historian will be talking about residents who have been involved in murder, hangings and other scandals.
Local historican Fred H. Keller will talk about settlers and residents of this area who were involved in murders, hangings, accidents and suicides since 1848. The event will be held at the Pauline Haass Library Quad/Graphics room on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. This program last about an hour, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Pauline Haass Library. No registration is required. For more information, call the library at 262-246-5180
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Pauline Haass left her entire estate to the Town Lisbon for the purposes of building a library. Watch the video to learn more about her.
Pauline Haass Library Director Kathy Klager said Pauline Haass was a former school teacher and a farmer along with her husband George in the Town of Lisbon. She also later owned a home in Sussex. Lisbon did not have a library. Later in her life they had a book mobile service but she felt a library was needed. When she died she left her entire estate to the Town of Lisbon for the purposes of establishing and maintaining a library. In order to make a bigger library, Lisbon teamed up with the Village of Sussex. The Town of Lisbon and the Village of Sussex are in a dispute over financing the library and over the Pauline Haass land.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Pauline Hass Library sells personalized bricks as a way for people to help the library. Bricks could be in remembrance of someone, family names or even a marriage proposal!
Can you think of anything sweeter than proposing to someone by having the question written a brick? That can either turn really sweet or really sour depending on the answer. Luckily in the case of a brick outside of the Pauline Haass Library it turned out to be a sweet gesture with a "yes" answer. Pauline Haass Library Director Kathy Kleger explained how people are able to buy a brick for $110 that lays right outside the library entrance. Some people buy bricks in remembrance of love ones, for birthdays, anniversaries or just for fun. The bricks are a sort of library fundraiser. Patch tried to get a picture of the sweet proposal that Kleger spoke about but unfortunately it was deep under a snow bank. Since 1995 the library has raised …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Check out the beautiful artwork from Hamilton students this month.
The Pauline Haass Library is filled with art work from Hamilton School District students! Come in during the month of March and see it for yourself!
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Sussex library board says the estate of Pauline Haass is theirs to oversee, while Lisbon also wants the 65-acre farm parcel; what else made news this week? Read on.
The 65 acres of land that Pauline Haass lived on were at the center of controversy this week as the town of Lisbon and Pauline Haass Library are fighting over who has control of the land. While the two parties discuss, we asked readers to weigh in on their own with a Patch poll. Good news came from Sussex's largest employer, as dozens of jobs are open at Quad/Graphics. We looked back at the month of February as well, and crime seemed to be what our readers checked out the most. A sexual assault charge, burglary, and the mother accused of whipping girl were among the top stories this past month. A more recent crime story that featured a man claiming he was having sex while driving through Sussex, also broke this week. Business was also a …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Village of Sussex and the Town Lisbon have not reached a funding agreement for the Pauline Haass Library. The town will decide if it will continue to fund the library after April elections.
The Town of Lisbon won't decide if it will continue to fund the Pauline Haass Library until after the April elections, reported the Sussex Sun. Lisbon Town Chairman Matt Gehrke said he doesn't want to make decision with only three board members and two vacancies, which will be filled after the elections. The Sussex Village Board announced in October it was forming a committee to explore the future of the Pauline Haass Public Library as Town of Lisbon and village officials struggle to come to a long-term joint library agreement. In September, Lisbon rejected a proposal that would have Sussex pay $500,000 with the town paying $425,000 a year, according to the Sussex Sun. Lisbon is considering terminating the agreement if the two …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Holiday Piano Sunday, computer lessons and Lego club among the programs offered.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Below is a list of events and programs, provided by library staff, that is happening at the Pauline Haass Public Library. Holiday Piano Sunday The library is looking for pianists of all ages who feel accomplished enough to confidently entertain library users with holiday music on Sunday, December 16, 2:00-3:45 p.m. Performers should be prepared to present either a fifteen minute or a thirty minute program. Parental permission is required for performers under the age of 16. Knitting Club Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4-5 pm Join knitters of all ages and skill levels at the library’s weekly Knitting Club. Share tips and project ideas as you work on your latest project. All ages, no registration. Computer Lessons If you are just …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
You can win a hardcover set of the Twilight series and a Marcus Theaters gift card.
Prove your Breaking Dawn trivia chops during the Pauline Haass Public Library trivia contest now through Nov. 13. Fill out a trivia card to be entered to win a hardcover set of the Twilight series and a Marcus Theaters gift card. Breaking Dawn Part 2 opens in theaters on SS, Nov. 16. Trivia cards can be found at the library on on its Web site at phplonline.org. You must turn in your answer sheet to the library to enter the contest.