Art in the Library Exhibits
The Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes the public to view their monthly “Art in the Library” exhibits from July through October. The selected artwork will be on display in the library during regular library hours.
The Boulder Junction Public Library Art Committee and Board of Trustees selected Olivia Heitz and Joyce Bauer for July, Den Hill for August, Bonnie Spear for September and Frances Whitfield for October. Their work will be on display in the Reading Room, above the photocopier and in the Children’s Area.
The public is invited to meet the artists at monthly receptions to be held on Thursday, July 2; Thursday, August 6; Thursday, September 3 and Thursday, October 1. The receptions will be held from 4-6 pm in the library and refreshments will be provided.
The library is also accepting applications for the November/December and January/February Art in the Library exhibits. The application deadline for these two exhibit periods is August 28, 2015. Artwork Exhibition Applications may be picked up at the library during regular hours or through a link on the library website at boulderjunction.wislib.org. Chosen artists will be notified by September 18, 2015.
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.
Children’s Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story"
Children’s Summer Reading Program 2015
June 24th- Heroes in Disguise To kick off the summer, we will discover the secret identities of a few people you may already know from their civilian jobs around town. These folks are actually real live heroes! We will also learn how we can be heroes right alongside them this summer (hint: all you have to do is read).
July 1st- Heroes Who Protect Our Freedom To celebrate the Fourth of July, we will be meeting a few of the veteran heroes in our hometown. We’ll learn from them what they did in the military, why they joined, where they served, the expectations of a veteran, how we can honor them, and more.
July 8th –Heroes are Everywhere We’ve barely seen the tip of the iceberg on heroes. Today, we will learn about all the different types of heroes, from the ones right next door, to the ones that are out of this world, and everything in between-- including you!
July 15nd-Heroes with Fur Did you know animals are heroes, too? Service dogs, arson dogs, therapy dogs, bomb dogs… and that’s just dogs! Come learn about real animal heroes of the past, as well as all the heroic things animals do today.
July 22nd- Nature’s Superheroes They don’t wear capes and shoot lasers, but they do fly through the air, transform their bodies, and change the color of their skin! Join Discovery Center’s Licia Johnson as we explore the amazing adaptations of “Nature’s Superheroes” and meet some of them up close.
July 29th- Hero on Snowshoes The Dr. Kate Museum from Woodruff will be joining us today as we learn about an incredible woman who did everything to help her patients in the Northwoods, from delivering almost 4,000 babies to making house calls on snowshoes.
August 5th- Kid Heroes Throughout history, and today, adults aren’t the only ones doing everything heroic! This Wednesday we will learn about heroes who weren’t limited by their age when there was a need.
August 12th- Superhero Celebration This Wednesday we will celebrate our hard work of the summer by strengthening our superhero side! Special treats, a superpowers obstacle course, and other superhero activities will cap of our summer as we recognize the participants and their accomplishments.