Community Cooperation Gives This Holiday Season a Special Glow
On December 16, 2016, the Presque Isle Chamber, Presque Isle Lions, Presque Isle Lioness, and the Presque Isle Community Library join forces for an extra special Holiday
Party. This celebration starts at the Community Center or Karsyn’s Korner. (Your choice.) There will be a horse-drawn wagon ride leaving the C.C at 6:00 p.m. Dress warm, and be ready to sing carols. The wagon ride will go through town picking up people as need be, and stopping at Karsyn’s Korner, where people can park cars, and take a ride up to the Community Center. The sleigh will arrive back at the Community Center just in time for the Advent Walk. This festival is a takeoff from The Waldorf School’s very special Winter festival for children. This is the advent spiral, a beautiful spiral of Light which symbolizes each individual receiving his or her Light in this time of growing darkness. When the children arrive, the lights will be dim, and there is a spiral of evergreens on the floor. One by one each child will receive an unlit candle in holder, and slowly walk around the spiral to where Ramona is waiting. The child will light his/her candle and then set it down somewhere along the spiral. People along the outside of the spiral will sing and/or hum Christmas carols until all the children have had a turn, and the spiral is glowing in candle light. Then everyone holds hands around the spiral, children and adults will sing in a Circle Dance, until Santa, himself, peeks through the windows and comes in to join us.
Next the children move into the other side of the Community Center, brightly lit, and enjoy holiday treats while they wait in line to sit on the lap of this, “Jolly Old Elf.” When everyone has had a chance to visit with Santa, the horse-drawn sleigh takes another ride back down to Karsyn’s Korner and then back up to the Community Center. A good time is had by all.
On January 25, 2017, the Presque Isle Community Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library will co-host a reception to commemorate Pam Eschenbauch’s retirement as Library Director after 30+ years and to welcome Shelly Knaack on Board as the new director of the Presque Isle Community Library.
The reception will be held in the Library and Presque Isle Community Center from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Plan to stop in anytime during the reception for a beverage or two, plus appetizers and desserts, and of course to say hello to Shelly and goodbye to Pam. At 4:30 pm and again at 6:30 pm a brief program will take place where those present will have an opportunity to publicly recall a memory or two of Pam’s years with us and to share a few hopes and wishes for Shelly as she begins her career in our library.
Mark your calendars now! We hope the entire community can come together for this special event.
Opening with the Library Board of Trustees
There is an opening on the Library Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2017. Please send a letter of interest to Bob Berdan in care of the Presque Isle Community Library, Po Box 200, Presque Isle, WI. 54557. Or you may give to Pam or Jim in the library.
Library Director Hiring Announcement
Pam Eschenbauch will be retiring as our Library Director on December 31, 2016, after 30 plus years. We would like to thank Pam for her dedication and impactful service to our community.
The Board of Trustees of the Presque Isle Community Library is pleased to announce the hiring of Shelly Knaack as our new Library Director starting December 1, 2016.
Shelly is a graduate of UW Green Bay (Bachelor of Applied Studies – Interdisciplinary Studies) and Fox Valley Technical College (Associate of Science Degree - Marketing). She has been owner / operator of successful businesses in Eagle River.
Over the past five years, Shelly has worked at the Land O’ Lakes Public Library as a Technical Services Librarian. Her duties include cataloging and processing books, WISCAT requests, tracking overdue items, recording material purchases by category, promoting library programs, balancing the cash register, ordering office supplies, creating displays, assisting with planning and the execution of programs, and acting as co-administrator of the Land O’ Lakes Public Library website, Facebook, Pinterest page.
We believe Shelly will provide a warm welcoming face to our library as well as embody the skills needed to ensure future library growth.
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Shelly.