Wednesday, October 10, 2012
An email was sent Wednesday to library users stating they have fines for materials returned two months ago.
A glitch with the countywide library computer system sent out overdue notices Wednesday to Pauline Haass Public Library users stating they have to pay fines for materials that were due back at the library in August. “The CAFÉ Consortium was testing some new language in overdue notices with old data and accidentally sent out messages to our customers,” states a post on the Pauline Haass Public Library page. You can disregard notices sent out this morning for items that were due in August.” The Pewaukee Library’s Facebook page and Waukesha Patch Facebook page the also shows a similar message to its users. Here's what some people are saying on the Pauline Haass Public Library Facebook page: The libary responded with this: Seems like we could …
No worries as new library system will be more search friendly.
A new catalog system, which is expected to be installed at the Pauline Haass Public Library by the end of November, will make it easier for Sussex readers to find great reads and information. The system, which is scheduled to be up and running on Nov. 28, will consist of a new interface that will include user-friendly features. "For users, I think it's going to be incredible," said Becky Murray, the head of adult services for the Pauline Haass Public Library. Library staff says the system will make it easier to log in, search for books and view the history of materials checked out of the library. "We have a lot of people wanting to remember what they have checked out," Murray said. "So this system will allow them to do that." The …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Self-service coffee station offers variety of warm beverages to patrons.
You want to curl up with a warm cup of coffee and a good book? Skip the local coffee shop and head to the Pauline Haass Public Library, which has set up a new coffee station for its patrons. The station is self-serve and offers tea and hot chocolate in addition to coffee. The station has regular and decaf coffee as well as black and green tea. Donations of a $1 are suggested to recover the cost of the supplies. "Especially with the weather turning colder, it nice that they can stay here instead of venturing out to Starbucks or wherever to get a cup of coffee," said Becky Murray, the Head of Adult Services for the Pauline Haass Public Library. "We think its kind of homey to be able to just read the newspaper and have a cup of coffee," …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Concerned about being "left out to dry" by Town of Lisbon officials, Sussex moves forward with creating a committee to explore the future of the Pauline Haass Public Library.
The Village Board on Monday announced it will form 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. According to a statement from the village, the committee is charged with developing a plan to "ensure the quality of library service are maintained for businesses and residents in the community for years to come." "We are very proactive in the village and we don't want to be hung out to dry at the the last minute," Village President Greg Goetz said Monday. The need for a committee is due to the Town of Lisbon's "clear intent to stop paying for the library" and to prepare the village for a library that may not provide …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Board also approves fitness and wellness policy for employees.
Indoor soccer will be played at the Sussex Youth Hall this fall and winter after the Village Board unamiously approved an agreement with a large youth soccer club on Tuesday. The agreement, which was approved by the Village Parks and Recreation Board on Monday night, stipulates the Lake Country United soccer club will have access to the facility on the weekends from November this year to next March. The village will charge the club $2,850 along with a $100 deposit to rent the facility. The club will use the building from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then 4 to 11 p.m. for instruction and to play organized a 4-or-4 or 5-on-5 soccer. About 15 to 20 players will be at the facility at any given time, …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Topics include the Bug Line, Alzheimer’s, Social Security and Medicare
The Pauline Haass Public Library is hosting four events within the next month that will useful for Sussex residents on several fronts. "Our mission is to promote literacy, but we also want to connect people to information, ideas and one another," said Becky Murray, the assistant director at the library. "We want to do that not only through the materials in our library, but also by bringing in interesting speakers to talk about topics that are effecting people in our community," added Murray. The first event, "Nourish Your Noggin," will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Judy Gunkel from the Alzheimer’s Association will give a talk about brain health. Attendees are asked to register by calling the library. Attendees will …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The public library just added 100 new photos to our gallery from National Night Out. Do you see anyone you know?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- On Sussex Patch
Monday, August 6, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Sussex neighbors gathered at the annual National Night Out and Ice Cream Social Wednesday night. Do you recognize anyone?
The annual National Night Out and Ice Cream Social at Weyer Park Wednesday night was a huge success, with hundreds of area neighbors coming out to enjoy games and treats. The Pauline Haass Public Library sold ice cream and brownies for 25 cents, the Hamilton robotics team showed off their award-winning robot, there were tons of games for children. Village officials even had renderings of the new Village Park master plan to spark questions and comments from residents. Did you enjoy National Night Out in 2012? Tell us in the comments! Also, share your photos with us by clicking "Upload Photos & Video."
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The village's National Night Out and ice cream social on Wednesday will also be home to discussions on the Sussex Village Park master plan.
Between enjoying Sussex's annual National Night Out event and the Pauline Hass Library's ice cream social, village residents can learn more about the multi-million dollar renovation project to reconstruct Sussex Village Park. Starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Village Hall’s parking lot, residents will be able to ask any questions they still have about the project. Village officials scheduled the “open house” style meeting during National Night Out and the library’s ice cream social so more people would be available to ask questions. After detailed, 3-D construction plans were released in late June, Sussex residents have been buzzing about the potential makeover to the village’s largest park, particularly pertaining to the project’s …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Between the Pauline Haass Library's reading programs, games and annual ice cream social, these are things to do at your local library.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Editor's Note: This information was provided by the Pauline Haass Public Library. There's still plenty of time to be a part of our Adult Summer Reading Program. Read or listen to a book, fill out a review form, and submit. Each entry puts you in the running for weekly mini-prizes and some terrific grand prizes. Read, review, and repeat through August 3! For more details, contact the Adult Services Departmentat 262-246-5181. How well do you know the library? Test your library user skills and fill out a scavenger hunt form. Completed entries will be entered into a prize drawing for a gently used Nook Color! The contest runs until the end of the Adult Summer Reading Program on August 3rd. Pick up your scavenger hunt form at the "Start Here…