The Crossroads Book Club, active for 39 years, honors librarian, friend, and reader Judy Rodel. Pictured are Crossroads Book Club members Trudy Reinsch, Anita Justen, Jean Peavey, Lise Klingler, and Teri Powers presenting a picture to current library director Karen Furo-Bonnstetter. Submitted by Teri Powers
The Crossroads Book Club, active for 39 years, honors librarian, friend, and reader Judy Rodel. Pictured are Crossroads Book Club members Trudy Reinsch, Anita Justen, Jean Peavey, Lise Klingler, and Teri Powers presenting a picture to current library director Karen Furo-Bonnstetter. Submitted by Teri Powers

Submitted by Teri Powers and Karen Furo-Bonnstetter, Woodville Public Library

WOODVILLE, WI – Judy Rodel served as librarian in Woodville from 1977 to 1991. In October 1979, Judy and Sunnie Lockerby, Janis Helgeson, Teri Power, Suzy McCormick, Marcia O’Rourke, Gail Lones and Judy Pedrotty formed a book club. The first book read was “My Antonia” by Willa Cather.

The book club has continued and currently has 9 members. Judy was an amazing leader and she will be missed by many.  The current members have donated an original graphite drawing titled Marsh Marigold by Suzanne Lewis.

The library has received several memorials from members of the community and from the family.  The family requested that the memorials go to the children’s department of the library.  The library has purchased a large array of children’s materials both fiction and nonfiction for young readers as well as teens. 

All of those items have been marked with a memorial to Judy in the front of the books.  Some of the funds will go to support the 2019 summer reading program and the children’s department also purchased a number of puppets to support imaginative play at the library.