At the January 17 meeting of The St. Croix Traveling Book Club.  The Woodville Public Library hosted the discussion of Beartown by Fredrik Backman at the Phoenix Grill in Baldwin. Submitted photo
At the January 17 meeting of The St. Croix Traveling Book Club. The Woodville Public Library hosted the discussion of Beartown by Fredrik Backman at the Phoenix Grill in Baldwin. Submitted photo

Submitted by Karen Furo-Bonnstetter, Woodville Library Director

WOODVILLE, WI – Soon there will be some changes at the Woodville Public Library.  It has been in the Library Board’s plans for several years to make some alterations to the area around the circulation desk.  The area has always been a spot where it becomes congested as patrons check out books and kids and families try to get into the children’s area. 

The circulation desk is being moved to a more central location and the Director’s office is going into a more compact space to widen the passageway into the children’s area.  The project is moving along as the Woodville Village Public Works team is doing the construction and C.W. Cabinetry is doing the countertops and cabinets for the new area.  Jensen Electric has put in more outlets and Baldwin LightStream has put in additional computer lines. 

Another change at the library is Deb Tapp is the new story-time person.  Story-time meets at 10 AM on Thursday mornings.  Deb is busy reading stories, dancing and singing with the pre-school kids.  Laura Bonnstetter continues to do creative space on the first two Saturdays of the month.  Kids can come and do art, build with Legos, explore building structures and other projects.  They can drop in anytime between 10 and noon. 

The St. Croix Traveling Book club continues to meet.  The February book is Delicious by Ruth Reichl.  A delectable mix of flavor, fantasy, and emotional comfort food.  The group will meet Feb 21 at the Bass Lake Cheese Factory at 6 p.m. for those who would like to order dinner and book discussion starts at 6:30. March’s title is Prairie Fire: The American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser and April’s title is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.  Stop by the library to get a copy of the book and sign up to attend in advanced. 

The 3rd Annual Snowshoe by Moonlight will be held on Friday, February 22, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Giezendanner School Forest.  You can sign up and reserve snowshoes by registering through the Baldwin Woodville Community Ed site.  There will be a bonfire, marshmallows for roasting and hot chocolate waiting for you after you follow the lit path through the forest.