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May, 2021
Libraries Transforming Communities: Facilitation Skills for Small and Rural Libraries

Kewaunee Public Library Receives National Grant for Small & Rural Libraries

Kewaunee Public Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities.

The competitive award comes with a $3,000 grant that will help the library to meet with the Hispanic community, gain their input, highlight library services available, and then purchase materials to meet their needs.

Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

Read more about the library's grant at

Bake Sale BlunderLost in the WoodsMissing Maple MysteryMenominee Nation Escape Games with STEM Focus and Cultural Connections

The following is a recap of an article that was recently published on the Wisconsin DPI's WI Libraries for Everyone website.

"The S. Verna Fowler Academic Library, Menominee Public Library, Keshena Primary School, and the Menominee Indian Middle School worked together to create a series of escape games for elementary and middle school age children using STEM skills with a cultural focus on maple sugar, sturgeon, and wild-rice. In escape games, teams use inquiry, problem-solving, and knowledge to solve puzzles with the purpose of answering an overarching quest in a set period of time.

Project leader Laura Robinson, Youth Services Librarian for the Menominee County Public Library, found this project strengthened connections between the school and public library and has had many positive outcomes. She hopes other educators, especially those in districts serving native students and families, will be able to use these resources. The games can be found on the BreakoutEDU website."

Help Door County Library Celebrate Historic Preservation Month: Attend May 10th Virtual Event

The Door County Library and Door County Archives are enthusiastic partners with heritage organizations in Door County. Door County Library is pleased to celebrate Historic Preservation Month.

On May 10, 2021, join with members of the Belgian Heritage Center to learn more about plans to renovate the old schoolhouse in Namur, formerly St. Mary’s associated School/Convent, to recreate the school as it appeared in the early 1900s.

Those interested may learn more - and find the Zoom code to attend - on Door County Library’s website at

Welcome Shannon Nichola Stoner, Gillett Public Library Director

Shannon Nichola Stoner is the new director of the Gillett Public Library. She moved to Gillett, Wisconsin in 2006 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has a master's degree in English from Arcadia University.

Shannon is a published author of three books: The Rise of SekhmetThe Circlet of Isis, and The Scepter of Osiris. Her hobbies include writing, playing video games, reading, painting, and drawing. She loves spending time with her three cats: Abby, Kesia Rose, and Asharra. She has also published several poems throughout high school.

If you'd like to say hello to Shannon, her email is

​Welcome, Shannon!

Save the Dates for Trustee Training Week

Trustee Training Week 2021 is scheduled for August 23 - 27. Stay tuned for more information at
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