Author Shelley Tougas visited the SV Public Library last Friday, May 3. Submitted photo
Author Shelley Tougas visited the SV Public Library last Friday, May 3. Submitted photo

Submitted by Rebecca Dodge, Library Director

SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Spring Valley Public Library would like to express thanks to all the local businesses that participated in National Library Week last month from April 7-13. We heard from many patrons who were excited to visit your business to help support the community and the library.

The Spring Valley Public Library is excited to announce two exciting adult programs happening this month! The first is a visit from local wellness coach Amy Berg who will be presenting on “Eating for Energy: How to Kick the Sugar Habit.” Ms. Berg’s informative presentation on health will be at the library on Saturday, May 11 at 11am. The program is free and will not involve the promotion or sale of products but will simply be a session on how to achieve health for yourself and your family.

The second adult program is a special visit from 90-year-old author Frederick Blanch. Mr. Blanch will be at the library on Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30pm to share his book “The Delicious Years” which focuses on the adventures of characters in a retirement community. Mr. Blanch has visited other libraries in the area and we have heard nothing but praise about his presentation and humor so please consider joining us for what is sure to be a fun time! Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library. For those who are in need of a ride to this program, please contact the Seniors Staying Put organization in town as they are organizing rides for those who are in need of transportation.

In other news, the library celebrated Children’s Book Week last Friday, May 3 with a special visit from Hudson author Shelley Tougas. Ms. Tougas met with eight Spring Valley elementary classes and shared the story of how she became a writer and why reading now and throughout your life is important. Many thanks to the elementary teachers who brought their students in for this fun program and helped to make it a success! We are also grateful to our Friends of the Library group that sponsored the event and provided homemade cloth bookmarks for all the children!

Also, a friendly reminder that the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has an Employment and Training Specialist here at the SV Library every second Friday from 10am-12pm! They will enhance your job search, assist with applying for unemployment, offer resume writing help and interview preparation. For more information contact the Spring Valley Library or visit the library on the second Fridays of the month to meet with a Job Service agent.

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about our services and programs, please contact the library for more information at 715-778-4590, like our Facebook page or email the director at