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Still plenty of programs this summer at Community Library

We are about a week into official summer, but there are still plenty of programs planned for summer at the Community Library. Programs are available for all ages. The whole line-up is available here.

Friends of Community Library lunch is June 27; reservation due by June 23

Friends of Community Library are sponsoring a lunch, featuring library staff presenting summer programs for young and old, on Tuesday, June 27, at the Twin Lakes library branch of Community Library. Summer is a busy time, but the Community Library wants to be part of your summer agenda. Find out about their tantalizing activities and […]

Gas station nostalgia program at Friends of the Community Library annual dinner April 3

Dinosaurs and Red stars on signs in front of gas stations and round crowns on top of gas pumps. Sound familiar or not? Either way please join the Friends of the Community Library at their annual dinner when they present Jim Draeger as the guest speaker. He is a well known author, TV and radio personality and a […]

Salem Lakes takes library building off the market

The building where Silver Lake once hoped to house a branch of the Community Library has been pulled off the market. The Salem Lakes Village Board Wednesday voted unanimously to pause efforts to sell the building and explore community uses for the building. The motion to take the building off the market was made by […]

Community Library seeks participants for strategic plan survey

The Community Library is currently developing a new strategic plan for library services. Library officials see public input as vital to helping the library shape its services to meet the needs of all residents in the community area. To that end, a survey about library services has been developed. It is available here or can […]

Friends of the Community Library Board Book and Bake Sale Feb. 25

Friends of the Community Library Board are sponsoring a Book and Bake Sale at the Twin Lakes Community Library, 110 S. Lake St., on Saturday, Feb. 25. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to noon for the dues paying Friends of the Community Library members. Everyone will be welcome from noon until 3:30 p.m. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. there […]

Free income tax assistance available

Free income tax assistance is available in Kenosha County for low to moderate income families. IRS certified volunteers are ready to assist taxpayers to complete and e-file their tax returns for free for households earning up to $54,000. The Kenosha County VITA Coalition is working in partnership with United Way of Kenosha County, Carthage College, Kenosha County […]

Community Library branches to close for Thanksgiving Day

Community Library branches at Salem and Twin Lakes will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours at both locations will resume on Friday, Nov. 25.

Friends of the Community Library Board Book and Bake Sale Nov. 5

On Sat. Nov. 5, the Friends of the Community Library Board are sponsoring a Book and Bake Sale at the Twin Lakes Community Library 110 S. Lake St. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to noon for the dues paying Friends of the Community Library members. Everyone will be welcome from Noon until 3:30 p.m. From 2 until 3:30 […]

October test drives, purchases at Hartnell Chevrolet to benefit Friends of Community Library

Note: Hartnell Chevrolet is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Hartnell Chevrolet is partnering with the Friends of Community Library during the month of October to celebrate National Friends of Libraries month with a Ride to Read program. Visit Hartnell Chevrolet in October, mention “Friends of the Community Library”  and test drive a vehicle and Hartnell will […]

Friends of Community Library fundraiser on Oct. 18 to feature Stories frm Jerry Apps

A Friends of Community Library fundraiser dinner will be held Oct. 18 at Twin Oaks Country Inn in Wilmot. The event will feature Stories from Jerry apps, as seen on PBS. Cash bar starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and the program to follow. Cost is $25 per person.  Family Style Dinner […]

October test drives, purchases at Hartnell Chevrolet to benefit Friends of Community Library

Note: Hartnell Chevrolet is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Hartnell Chevrolet is partnering with the Friends of Community Library during the month of October to celebrate National Friends of Libraries month with a Ride to Read program. Visit Hartnell Chevrolet in October, mention “Friends of the Community Library”  and test drive a vehicle and Hartnell will […]

China subject of next Friends of the Community Library travelogue lunch on Sept. 27

Have you ever wanted to visit China. Join the Friends of the Community Library when Carol Dunn takes us with her to visit Beijing, the Forbidden City, Tinanamen Square and the Terra Cotta Warriors. There will also be a special Pulled Pork Sandwich Lunch. It will be at the Twin Lakes Community Library on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Lunch […]

Salem library board proposal received well by key Paddock Lake officials

The latest nine-member Community Library board proposed by Salem has the unofficial approval of two key Paddock Lake officials. Paddock Lake Trustee Kathy Christenson and Paddock Lake village President Terry Burns said Tuesday they could support Salem’s proposal for a nine-member board with Salem having four members, but giving up one seat to the school representative. Twin Lakes would […]

Salem proposes change to 9 member library board plan

The Salem Town Board has proposed yet another configuration of the the Community Library Board. This one will have nine members, including one member representing local high school districts. Salem would have four members, but give up one seat to the school representative. Twin Lakes would have two members and Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Randall […]

Paddock Lake looking to bring closure to Community Library issue

A Paddock Lake village trustee is proposing a two-pronged approach to bring a conclusion to the ongoing Community Library Board make-up issue. At a committee of the whole meeting Wednesday, Trustee Kathy Christenson proposed asking Salem to approve a 10-member governing board, which Paddock Lake favors, or submit a 9-member proposal to Paddock Lake. Paddock […]

Opinions on library board make-up still differ between Paddock Lake and Salem

Despite a looming deadline for holding back state funding, there still is not a consensus opinion on how to move forward with the make-up of the Community Library. The issue comes down to differing opinions of Paddock Lake and Salem officials. Officials from the other three Community Library member municipalities — Twin Lakes, Randall and […]

Friends of the Community Library Book and Bake Sale is Aug. 6

The Friends of the Community Library Board are sponsoring a Book and Bake Sale on August 6 at the Twin Lakes Community Library 110 S. Lake St. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to noon for the dues paying Friends of the Community Library members. Everyone will be welcome from noon until 3:30 p.m. From 2 until 3:30 p.m. there […]

New library programs subject of Friends of the Community Library luncheon on June 27

The Friends of the Community Library will host a luncheon on Monday, June 27 at the Twin Lakes Community Library,110 S. Lake St. in Twin Lakes. At 11:30 a.m., a lunch of Subway sandwiches, chips and a cookie will be served. At noon the staff of the Community Library will present a program on the new library services […]

Randall seeking assurance Twin Lakes-Randall library branch will continue

Randall Town Board members want some reassurance that the Twin Lakes-Randall branch of the Community Library will remain if they approve a new library operating agreement that gives a lopsided presence on the governing board to Salem. Randall will be having their attorney draft a memo of understanding to be submitted to all of the […]

Silver Lake and Paddock Lake approve new Community Library Board arrangement

Silver Lake and Paddock Lake have approved a new joint operating agreement for the Community Library that will realign how Library Board members are distributed among the five member municipalities. Both approvals came at the municipalities’ respective village board meetings Wednesday. Twin Lakes also approved the agreement Monday. Under the new agreement, there will be a 10-member governing […]

Twin Lakes OKs library agreement with census apportioned board

The Twin Lakes Village Board on Monday approved a revised joint agreement on the Community Library that includes a governing board with the number of members per municipality set by census. The Twin Lakes board is the first of the five member municipalities to pass the new agreement. The agreement passed unanimously. Most members of the joint library […]

Friends of the Community Library hosting Book and Bake sale on April 30

The Friends of the Community Library Board are sponsoring a Book and Bake sale on Saturday, April 30 at the Twin Lakes Community Library 110 S. Lake St. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to noon for the Friends of the Community Library members. Everyone will be welcome from noon until 3:30 p.m. From 2 until 3:30 […]

Friends of the Community Library annual dinner is April 26

The Friends of the Community Library will hold their Annual Dinner meeting on April 26 at the Twin Oaks Restaurant, 30807 114th St Highway C in Wilmot. The evening will begin with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m., a short meeting at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:15 p.m. Following dinner Terese Allen will present a program titled “Fish Frys, […]

DPI tells Paddock Lake Community Library side agreement on representation not compliant

A side agreement designed to maintain equal representation among the municipalities on the Community Library Board does not comply with state statutes, a Department of Public Instruction official says. The opinion is contained in a letter dated March 17, 2016 from John DeBacher, Director, Public Library Development, Division for Libraries and Technology to Paddock Lake village Trustee Kathy Christenson. Paddock […]

Friends of the Community Library Book Talk/Luncheon Jan. 26

A Book Talk/Luncheon will be sponsored on Tuesday,  Jan. 26 by the Friends of the Community Library. It will take place at the Twin Lakes Community Library 110 Lake St., Twin Lakes, at 11:30 a.m. There will be soup, Subway sandwiches, chips and a cookie. At noon the Library staff will present a program. The cost is $6 and reservations […]

Friends of the Community Library Book and Bake Sale is Jan. 23

Friends of the Community Library Board is sponsoring a Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Twin Lakes Community Library, 110 S. Lake St., Twin Lakes. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to noon for the Friends of the Community Library members. Everyone will be welcome from noon until 3:30 p.m. From 2 until 3:30 p.m., there will […]

Community Library announces holiday closures

The Community Library has announced the following holiday-related closures: Community Library branches at Salem and Twin Lakes will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec.25, in observance of the Christmas Holiday. Regular hours at Salem and Twin Lakes will resume on Saturday, Dec. 26. Community Library branches at Salem and Twin Lakes will be closed on Thursday, […]

Community Library Thanksgiving closures announced

All Community Library branches, Salem, Silver Lake, and Twin Lakes will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours at Salem and Twin Lakes will resume on Friday, Nov. 27. The Silver Lake location is closed on Fridays but will resume hours on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Silver Lake to put library building on the market

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday voted to put a former day care building on Second Street that it purchased to use as a library branch on the market. The purchase of the building at 209 N. Second Street was approved by the Village Board in 2013. The village took out the loan to purchase the building to […]

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