Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Sparta Free Library

Dinosaurs will be wreaking havoc at the Sparta Free Library all month long as part of Dinovember. This week the little dinos got into a paper shredder at the library, creating a huge mess in the process. Contributed photo.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 11:34am
Throughout November, the Sparta Free Library will be celebrating Dinovember with a month full of dinosaur-related programs and activities. “Kimmy Wegner is our Dinovember mastermind. She has been planning for this month of dinosaur adventures since around mid-summer. We’re not the creators of...
Michelle Tryggestad is excited to be a part of the Sparta community as Sparta Free Library’s new director. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, October 5, 2020 - 10:37am
Sparta Free Library’s new director, Michelle Tryggestad comes to Sparta with over 20 years of experience in libraries in some way, shape or form, including public libraries in Viroqua, Waterville, IA, De Soto, Westby and Boscobel.   Tryggestad grew up in northeast Iowa in the Waterville area before...
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 9:47am
Let’s read together again!  As a message of hope, help, and support, the Sparta Free Library is waiving existing fines and fees from Sparta patron library accounts.  This one-time action wipes the slate clean for Sparta library users with fines or fees on their cards. To provide some context, 4,286...
Aimee Schreiber, Interim Director of Sparta Free Library, in a ZOOM meeting with the Kiwanis Club. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 9:35am
Aimee Schreiber, Interim Director of Sparta Free Library, speaking on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Sparta Kiwanis Club ZOOM meeting, described an almost cyclonic pace of action by staffers in the library building, suddenly shuttered by the COVID crisis in mid-March.    Schreiber and her staff responded...
Sparta Free Library is scheduled to reopen to the public on Aug. 10 by appointment only. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:12am
The Sparta Free Library is excited to announce it will be reopening public access to the library building starting on Aug. 10. Staff will introduce browsing appointments, during which time library patrons may browse shelves, select and check out items, as well as pick up holds. On Tuesday, March 17...
Curb side service started last Friday at the Tomah Public Library. Director Irma Keller waits by the side entrance of the library for a patron to stop and pick up a book. There is also a bin for book returns. The Sparta Public Library is staring curb side pickup Monday (today). Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10:05am
The Tomah and Sparta public libraries are joining others across Wisconsin to now offer curb side services. By requirement of Gov. Tony Evers’ executive order all public libraries in Wisconsin must remain closed to the public through May 26.  But an extension of Safer at Home does allow for curbside...
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 10:53am
Trish Shecterle, president of Friends of Sparta Free Library, Inc., told members of the Library Expansion Committee Wednesday that although the Campaign is on pause, during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, pledges continue to raise the Red Line toward the $1.5 million goal. The Campaign thermometer...
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 9:33am
The Sparta Free Library will host a Gardening and Permaculture info session Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6-7 p.m. Growing a garden is a simple act that can improve your life, enhance the community you live in, and support the ecosystems that support us. Join Jarad Barkeim to learn about gardening...
Sparta Free Library Expansion Project co-chairs Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust and Sparta Chamber of Commerce Director John Hendricks. Contributed photo
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:09am
In a joint statement issued Wednesday, Jan. 8, co-chairs of the Sparta Free Library Expansion Project revealed that the Project’s fund-raising campaign has reached the three- quarter mark. Donations in cash and pledges, amounting to $1,163,000, are within range of the Campaign’s ultimate goal of $1...
Sparta Free Library Director Shanneon Grant presented a video describing the needs of the current library and plans for its expansion at this Tuesday's Kiwanis Club luncheon at Jake's Northwoods. Contributed photo
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:06am
Last month, when Sparta Free Library Director Shanneon Grant agreed  to give Kiwanians an update on the Library’s Expansion Plan Campaign, she was unaware that she would be leaving SFL to head the La Crosse Public Library in August. Yet, true to form, Grant presented at the Club’s luncheon on...


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