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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 […]

Friends of the Community Library hosting Book and Bake Sale Nov. 7

Friends of the Community Library Board are sponsoring a Book and Bake Sale at the Community Library 110 S. Lake St., Twin Lakes, on Sat. Nov. 7. 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 pm. From 2 until 3:30 p.m., there […]

Community Library programs listed for Oct., Nov., Dec. 2015

The Community Library — with branches in Salem, Twin Lakes and Silver Lake — has set its programs for October, November and December. Check out the whole list here.

Friends of the Community Library to host travelogue/luncheon on Sept. 29

A travelogue/luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 29 will be sponsored by Friends of the Community Library. It will take place at the Twin Lakes Community Library, 110 S. Lake St. At 11:30 a.m., a lunch of soup, Subway sandwiches, chips,and a cookie will be served. At noon participants will travel to Tanzania with the help of Mary Ann Bilski,who […]

Friends of Community Library seek Randall/Twin Lakes area board member

The following is a message from the Friends of Community Library: The Friends of Community Library are in need of one more representative on their board from the Randall/Twin Lakes area. The Paddock Lake / Salem / Silver Lake board seats are already filled. The Friends are supporters of all that our three libraries here […]

Salem proposing gentleman’s agreement to fix Community Library Board problem

Salem is proposing using a gentleman’s agreement among the five Community Library member municipalities to solve a problem the state has with the Community Library Board’s makeup. Since its founding as a joint library in 1980, the library has had a governing board made up of two members from each member municipality and an additional […]

Friends of Community Library Board book review and luncheon is June 16

The Friends of the Community Library Board is sponsoring the third annual Spring Book Review and Luncheon on Tuesday, June 16 at the Twin Lakes Community Library, 110 S. Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. Subway sandwiches, potato chips, cookies and a drink will be served at 11:30 a.m. A Community Library staff member will present a […]

Silver Lake to try to re-finance library building loan

Silver Lake village President Bruce Nopenz said he is going to explore re-financing a loan the village is using to buy a building on Second Street intended to serve as a local branch for the Community Library system. His goal, Nopenz said at the Village Board’s committee of the whole meeting Wednesday, would be to eliminate the […]

Silver Lake Village Board discusses library lease

A lease for a village owned building that the Silver Lake Village Board would like to rent to the Community Library got its first extensive public discussion at Wednesday’s regular board meeting. The item was on the agenda for discussion only and no vote was taken. Village President Bruce Nopenz said the lease in hand Wednesday was a draft […]

Friends of the Community Library book sale is May 16

The Friends of the Community Library will host a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 16 at the Twin Lakes branch, 110 South Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. From 2 to 3:30 p.m., a bag of books will cost $5.

Twin Lakes looking to hand off fiscal agent duties for Community Library

The Twin Lakes Village Board on Monday voted to inquire of the other Community Library municipalities if they would be interested in becoming the library’s fiscal agent. “We’re willing to give it up if anyone’s interested,” said village administrator Jennifer Frederick. As the current library fiscal agent, Twin Lakes contracts for the annual audit and […]

Representation on Community Library Board may be up for change again

The president of the Community Library Board told the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday that the makeup of the library’s board may be up for changes again. Kevin Fitzgerald, who is president of the library board as well as a Twin Lakes trustee, said the state is seeking to have the library’s agreement among its […]

Community Library to host weaving course

Come Weave with Us is a program to be hosted by the Community Library on Saturday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. Come find out how fun and easy weaving can be. There will be a short demonstration of samples made on a rigid heddle loom and then participants will learn to weave a small project on a basic cardboard loom. This […]

Gerber doesn’t want to return to Community Library Board

Silver Lake Village President Sue Gerber, who also represents the village on the Community Library Board, announced Wednesday that she does not want to serve another term on the Library Board. “I would chose not to serve another term,” Gerber said at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting. Her term on the library board is due to expire April […]

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