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January 2023
Children and parents enjoy reindeer games, balloons, and crafts

Kewaunee Public Library hosts Reindeer Games

Kewaunee Public Library held an all-day community Holiday party called Reindeer Games that featured games, crafts, and treats for all ages on Friday, December 16, 2022.

The library had Minute to Win It Games, ornament making, and helped participants create reindeer treats out of Nutter Butters. Everyone also received their own reindeer name for the day.

See many more great Reindeer Games photos in Kewaunee Public Library's Reindeer Games 2022 album on Facebook!

Gillett Library reading nook built with love

Aubree smiling while sitting in nook with booksAubree Couillard enjoys the medieval artwork in the Early Reading Room at Gillett Public Library. Thanks to a new donation from Gillett High School students, other readers can share her love of the era of lords and ladies with a new castle reading nook inspired by Aubree’s love of castles.

Creating the new reading space was a community effort. Meunier’s True Value in Gillett donated paint for the project.

​Gillett Public Library Director Shannon Stoner approached Gillett Middle-High School Tech-Ed teacher Preston Zimmerman with the concept of making a reading nook for Couillard, who loves reading. Stoner approached Aubree’s mother, Laurie, and proposed the project to see the reading nook placed in her home. The Couillard family decided to keep the nook at the library for other kids to enjoy. “Shannon, this is overwhelming to me,” Laurie replied. “I hope others truly enjoy this special place at the library.”
2 students posing with nook in form of castle window
Zimmerman’s class learned valuable technical skills while contributing to their community. Tech-Ed students spent the Fall semester planning and designing a medieval-themed nook for the Gillett Public Library. “The students did a phenomenal job, and we truly appreciate their time, effort, and energy,” said Stoner.

Gillett Public Library receives Rural Technology Fund grant


child builds model of the Titanic with building blocksGillett Public Library received a $600 grant from the Rural Technology Fund (RTF).

The Fund provides technology education resources, scholarships, and assistive technology devices to rural students. Their mission also includes supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) extracurricular programs. The RTF supports rural communities that may have fewer opportunities for exposure to technology and funds projects in public schools and libraries.

Gillett Public Library Director Shannon Stoner said the library will utilize the funds to support the library’s “Full STEAM Ahead” program for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

The program takes place at the Gillett Public Library on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Gillett Library Community Center from 4 to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit or call 920-855-6224.

NFLS Trustee Spotlight: Becca Berger

""Nicolet Federated Library System (NFLS) is pleased to introduce its new Board President, Becca Berger.

Becca has worked with NFLS since 1976. NFLS had just begun providing service to northeastern Wisconsin when Becca arrived to be the children’s librarian at Brown County Library’s Ashwaubenon branch. Becca worked in a variety of roles at Brown County Library for over 20 years.

For the next 20 years, Becca worked at Door County Library as its library director.

Shortly after her retirement, Becca joined the NFLS Board as a representative of Brown County. She is extremely impressed with how NFLS responds to member library needs and looks forward to continuing that work.
Thank you to Carol, Shannon, and Hannah for their contributions to this newsletter.
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