What’s happening at the library?
450 words (or so) from your Rhinelander District Library
Contributed by RDL staff
Where do you turn for your mysteries, histories, biographies, and graphic novels? Books to help supplement your child’s education or large print to see your favorite author’s latest more clearly? Craft books, handy around the house books, or cookbooks? Your Library of course!
This pandemic has driven home the point your community’s library is much bigger than its two floors and myriad walls.
Your library continues to provide materials for entertainment, education, and information, just like it always has for everyone. The building may have been physically closed, but your library has remained accessible by telephone, online, and in the community. Some of these services look different—but are familiar. Staff continue to help patrons by phone or online answering questions or locating materials. Contact free pickup may be scheduled five days a week!
And right now, the Rhinelander District Library Ced Vig Holiday Book Fund (HBF) is raising money to allow the library to purchase even more books for our community. Every year, books for all ages—requests, additional copies of best sellers, more beloved picture books, early readers, young adult books, non-fiction, and large print are all purchased with the contributions from this annual fundraiser.
Since 1984, since Ced Vig (you know, former visionary SDR Superintendent, lives on through CAVOC. That CED VIG) served on the Rhinelander District Library Foundation, he saw the library served everyone by providing books to entertain, educate, and inform the whole Rhinelander District Library community. Thus the Holiday Book Fund was begun. Since then, the fund has provided many thousands of books to the community. You may have read one yourself and seen the book plate with a year when the book was donated through the generous contributions of people like you.
This year the Holiday Book Fund once again asks for the support of those able to provide it.
Support your public library—Rhinelander District Library. Support it so it and its people can continue to work for the future of the community. This is the mission it has been charged with for over 100 years–through the last pandemic in 1918—to support the education, information, and entertainment needs of its community—and will carry us through this pandemic –into the next hundred with help the Rhinelander District Library Foundation and those who can support it.
Donations may be made to RDLF, PO Box 1255, Rhinelander, WI 54501 or check out links on the RDLs website www.rhinelanderlibrary.org, or FB page to donate or find more information. And thank you for your consideration in these extraordinary times.