Note: Library Hours Have Changed
Boulder Junction Public Library Accepting Applications for First “Art in the Library” Exhibit
The Boulder Junction Public Library is accepting applications for their first Art in the Library exhibit. The selected artwork will be on display in the library Reading Room from November 17, 2014 through December 31, 2014. The application deadline is October 1, 2014.
The selection of artwork for exhibit will be recommended by the Art Committee and approved by the Library Board of Trustees. The Art Committee will be reviewing artwork exhibition applications using selection criteria detailed in the library’s Artwork Policy. The library is committed to exhibiting the work of artists who have significant ties to the Boulder Junction and Northwoods area. Accordingly, each exhibiting artist must currently be working in the Northwoods area or have spent a significant portion of his/her career in the Northwoods area. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Art Committee. The library is committed to exhibiting works of art that are of high artistic quality and that reflect original concepts. The works of art should engage the community by inspiring reflection, questions and/or conversation.
Mindful of the public nature of the library facility and the library’s inability to consistently monitor its exhibit space, the Art Committee will consider: appropriateness of scale and design for the library’s exhibit space, fragility and/or susceptibility to damage, likelihood of vandalism, any potential risk to the public, and costs associated with the installation of the exhibition. The library does not insure any artwork that is loaned to the library for temporary exhibit. Exhibiting artists must agree to the terms set forth in the library’s Exhibition Contract.
Artwork Exhibition Applications may be picked up at the library during regular hours or here. Applications must be received at the library by October 1, 2014. Chosen artists will be notified by October 6, 2014. The exhibit will open on November 17, 2014 with an artist’s reception sponsored by the library.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Boulder Junction Public Library is launching “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” – a national program that promotes reading to children from birth through preschool. The library has received a Library Services & Technology Assistance grant that has enabled us to offer this reading incentive program to area children and families.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: kindergarten. Research has shown that children get ready to read years before they begin their formal education. An excellent way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them.
Reading with your child and making it a special time together shows him/her that reading is valuable and enjoyable. You can start to develop a love of reading in your child from a very young age! Also, by coming to the library together, you can teach your child an understanding of how the library works, a respectful attitude towards books, and an appreciation for the wide range of stories that can be found at the library.
Any child who has not yet entered 5-year old kindergarten is eligible to participate in the program. If you read just one book a day, that is 365 in one year, 730 in two years and 1,095 in three years. If you enroll your child after age 3, you will need to read two books per day to reach 1000 by kindergarten. If you enroll your child after age 4, you will need to read three books per day to reach 1000 by kindergarten.
Any time your child listens to a whole book it counts! It can be a library book, a book from home, a book read at story time, even an audio book or e-book. You can even count multiple readings of the same book.
Children will receive an incentive gift when each 100-goal reading log is turned in to the library. A free book will be given out when the child reaches 100, 500 and 1000 books. Plus, progress will be recorded on our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten display in the library.
To register your child for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, stop by the library during regular hours to get your first reading log and a folder with information about the program. For questions and further information, please call the library at 715-385-2050.
“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” -U.S Department of Education, Becoming a Nation of Readers