Closed for Inventory February 10/11
Library Lover's Month
While government funding supports the basic operations of many of our nation's public libraries, there are still many public libraries – including the Boulder Junction Public Library - that depend on contributions from private sources. While 73% of our library budget comes from the Town of Boulder Junction and 7% comes from Vilas County, the remaining 20% of our library budget must come from donations from individuals, organizations and the Friends of the Library.
There are several ways you can show your love for the Boulder Junction Public Library. First, the library asks you to buy a heart ornament from our Valentine’s Tree. Each heart lists an item the library needs and a cost. For instance, a book on CD for $50, a DVD for $20 or children’s program glue sticks for $10. Your name will be printed on the heart and displayed on the library’s Valentine’s Tree during the month of February.
Second, you can show your love for the Boulder Junction Public Library by “liking” us on Facebook. If you are a Facebook user, you can find us by clicking on this link.
Art in the Library
The Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes the public to view their “Art in the Library” exhibit. The selected artwork will be on display in the library now through the end of February during regular library hours.
The Boulder Junction Public Library Art Committee and Board of Trustees selected local artist, Tim Black, for this exhibit. His work will be on display in the library reading room, above the photocopier and above the children’s computer workstations.
The library is now accepting applications for the May/June, July, August, September/October and November/December exhibits. May- August Exhibit Applications are due to the library by Friday, March 18 and September –December Exhibit Applications are due to the library by Friday, July 15. The exhibits can be a single artist or a group of artists representing a theme or medium.
Artwork Exhibition Applications may be picked up at the library during regular hours or here.
If you have any questions about the Art in the Library exhibit, the Artist’s Reception, the application process or the Artwork policy, please email the library or call the library at 715-385-2050.
Winter Weather Warning
Since the weather in northern Wisconsin is unpredictable, if it’s snowing and blowing outside it would be wise to call the library to make sure it’s open before heading out. The library will make every effort to stay open, but will close if driving conditions are treacherous. The community center parking lot is usually snow-covered and slippery all winter long, so if you are worried about slipping and falling, please call ahead and a staff member can meet you at your car to deliver your books or pick up returns.