Lone Rock Village Wide Rummage Sale

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Lone Rock Villagewide Rummage Sale

Friday April 24th and Saturday April 25th

If interested in participating, contact Royal Bank of Lone Rock at 583-5711 or stop in to fill out a form and pay $5.00 fee for the ad and to be included on the map

Deadline for signup is Monday, April 20th


Story Time


Spring and Easter themed fun!


~Books, Songs & Crafts~

Monday March 23
Monday March 30
Monday April 6
Monday April 13
10:30 a.m.


Effigy Mound Program

Lone Rock Historical Society & Lone Rock Community Library Present:

Effigy Mounds!

Saturday February 7th, 2015

2 p.m. in the Lone Rock Community Hall

Presentation by:

Mr. Bob Birmingham

effigy mount

Puzzle Follow-up

The Cobble Hill Puzzle Company has graciously donated three lovely puzzles, just in time for holiday get-togethers. If you know a puzzlemaker that has difficulty managing a puzzle with lots of pieces, these puzzles are the perfect solution. Designed for easy handling, the 275 count puzzles have large, sturdy pieces to make the activity more enjoyable.

The family puzzle is a new concept! Large pieces on one side for children’s hands, and smaller pieces on the other side for grown-ups.  Everyone can contribute! Add a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows and you’ll be set for the afternoon.

Check one out today!

Puzzled by Puzzles

Recently, we purchased some fun puzzles second-hand from an enthusiastic puzzle maker. I was curious about puzzle manufacturers, and visited a couple websites to find out what I could about our puzzles.

Waiting for a TrainWaiting for the Train (Cobble Hill Puzzles)

Since 2005, Cobble Hill Puzzle Company has been focused on providing puzzles to toy markets in Canada and the USA. Their site, http://www.cobblehillpuzzles.com/ describes the quality of their puzzles. “After each image is picked, we take care to use the finest inks and varnishes creating a desirably crisp image. The random-cut pieces are precision engineered to ensure a sturdy, interlocking fit, which lends to its museum quality standard. Built to last, our puzzles are made from premium grade blue board and even the box has a beautiful linen finish.” The library purchased Waiting for the Train (Cobble Hill Puzzles).


Bee Hive Bee Hive by Peter Church (Ceaco Puzzles)

Did you know that puzzle manufacturers need to meet health and safety standards set forth by the U.S. and other countries? Ceaco, a puzzle company that’s been around since 1987 provides brief safety reports for their individual puzzles at their website http://www.ceaco.com! Ceaco’s mission is “To create high quality, innovative and challenging jigsaw puzzles and to provide hours of family fun.” They also pride themselves in maintaining relationships with the many artists that create the wonderful illustrations, photos and paintings for their puzzles. 100s of artists contribute their works so that you and I can enjoy these tabletop treasures. Ceaco’s site features 35 artists with photos and a brief bio for each. We’ve purchased Bee Hive by Artist Peter Church (2013).

Smokey Bear’s Birthday

Smokey Bear’s birthday was August 9th, 2014!

We’re celebrating his 70th birthday here in the library with a small display of Smokey memorabilia. Sue Sadler of Lone Rock kindergarten fame is sharing items that she has collected over many years.

Visit the Smokey Bear Historical Park online to print off coloring pages for the kids:

This time of year it’s especially important to remember, Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires!


Featured Library of the Month

The Lone Rock Community Library is featured in August’s Badger Bulletin from the Department of Public Instruction.

“Libraries in rural settings are energetically expanding services to stay ahead of community expectations and challenges, but with limited budgets and small spaces, creating a thriving library community can seem daunting. Lone Rock Community Library has found success by providing computers with internet access, offering games and learning programming, and promoting the use of BadgerLink resources.

With many services, from job applications to filing taxes, only available online, access to the internet is key to supporting rural communities. Lone Rock Community Library provides public computers with  WiFi, and through the TEACH/DOA Library Fiber Project, the library will upgrade bandwidth to a minimum of 10 Mbps and replace several computers. The library replaces computers on a five-year cycle to make sure the hardware and software available is suitable for the latest applications. With these changes, the library will continue to be the online information hub in the community.”

To read the entire article, visit their website: http://www.badgerlink.net/bulletin#191

Non-Fiction in July

New non-fiction titles waiting just for you: Francis Mondimore M.D. is out with a 3rd edition of his work, Bipolar Disorder: a Guide for Patients and Families. Mondimore discusses symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, current thought on possible causes, and suggestions for staying healthy and living with the disorder. In Ask a Science Teacher, author and teacher Larry Scheckel  provides “250 answers to questions you’ve always had about how everyday stuff really works.” Doc Scheckel as he is known in Tomah circles taught physics and aerospace science for over 38 years. His book is written in question/answer format. What makes our eyes go bad? How close can you get to the sun without burning up? Why doesn’t soap taste as good as it smells? Lots of answers for the curious! National Geographic is out with a large picture book for adults, Life on the Rocks: a Portrait of the American Mountain Goat by Bruce L. Smith. These are beautiful animals on a wild landscape.