Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The R.H. Stafford Branch in Woodbury would still be closed on Sundays during summer months.
It might be a day to loosen the guidelines on being quiet at the library. Washington County plans to restore Sunday and Monday hours at the R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury starting in 2013. Under a pilot program, the Woodbury library would be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays, except for summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The concern was: “Is everybody going to swamp Stafford?” said Washington County Library Director Pat Conley. “We want to make sure we have good customer service—that’s why it’s a pilot (program),” she said. Last year, as part of a cost-saving measure, the county opted to eliminate Sunday and Monday service at all branches. Plans call for the R.H. Stafford, Cottage Grove, Oakdale, Wildwood and Hardwood Creek …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The Woodbury library has been closed Sundays and Mondays since the start of 2012.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Library officials hail Hocking as an “e-publishing sensation.”
Minnesota author Amanda Hocking, of the Trylle Trilogy, will appear at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the R.H. Stafford Branch Library in Woodbury. More than a million of her ebooks have been sold, according to a release from Washington County Library. Hocking writes young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels, the release says. Her titles include the Trylle Trilogy (Switched, Torn, and Ascend) and the My Blood Approves series. Wake, the first title in her new four-book Watersong series goes on sale this August. She is set to answer questions about writing and ePublishing at the event in Woodbury. The program will be held in the Central Park amphitheater. No registration is required. For more information call the R. H. Stafford …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
It's time to start thinking of the Washington County Fair.
It’s fair time! There’s something about hot weather and long days that brings to mind—at least for me—the Washington County Fair. There’s nothing like being in the show ring with a pig, the hot sun beating down on you while you try your best to parade that pig before the judge so that he or she can examine the attributes of your animal, and hopefully put you in the winner’s circle! Ah, that’s summer. Never mind that the sweat is dripping from your brow and your clothes are sticking to your body. Or that you have stepped in pig poop! My fair was the Trempealeau County Fair in Galesville, Wisconsin. That fair dates back to 1858! I first exhibited at the fair in 1957 when there was a class for student’s school work. Teachers tried to pick …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The film and book, "The Lorax," help to instill in children and adults the realization that everyone needs to be a helper in the task of preserving plant and animal species, clean water and air.
When I was growing up in the '50s and '60s there was a lot of conversation about littering—“every litter bit hurts." School kids in the '70s and '80s heard about Woodsy Owl and his catchy phrase, “Give a hoot, don’t pollute!” I think those messages to young people actually made a difference in our behavior. Just as children develop their personalities and values when they are very young, I think ideas about “care of the earth” are formed when we are young. A recent movie, “The Lorax,” inspired by the Dr. Seuss book with the same title is sure to become a classic film. Both the book and the film help to instill in children and adults the realization that everyone needs to be a helper in the task of preserving plant and animal species, clean…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The woman, who has not been arrested, is suspected of stealing library books and reselling them.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The R.H. Stafford Branch Library invited local celebrities to read "Green Eggs and Ham" during a January event.
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- Kris Janisch
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Several local celebrities came to the R.H. Stafford Branch Library in Woodbury in January to read to local youngsters as part of a Read-a-Thon. Each was asked to read Dr. Seuss' classic Green Eggs and Ham, and Woodbury High School student David Schommer took video of the readers and spliced them together for this montage. It was the latest in a string of volunteer efforts for Schommer, a young filmmaker who was recently honored with a Prudential Spirit of Community Award for using his skills to benefit the community. The Read-a-Thon was one of several events under the library system's "One County, One Book" initiative. The program encouraged Washington County residents to read Alice Ozma's book, The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books…
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Cups 'n Scoops is now under new ownership.
Cups 'n Scoops at Central Park in Woodbury has new ownership and some new healthful food options! Darlene and Lance Wendlandt officially became Cups 'n Scoops’ new owners last August. Since then, Darlene has collaborated with Amy Rodriguez, personal chef and trainer with www.amypersonally.com to add some healthy variety to the Cups 'n Scoops menu. Darlene and Amy became friends through Woodbury Community Church and find themselves in perfect positions to help each other’s business thrive. And what great businesses they are! Each is helping to satisfy the healthy and fun food cravings of families on the go. It’s obvious from their enthusiasm that these women enjoy their work and whom they get to work with. The Wendlandts retained most of …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Washington County Library users, and staff, are making the best of it with the reduced hours.
I learned an important life lesson when I was a small child that I want to relay. It was springtime in Wisconsin. One evening my parents, brother and I were invited to a neighboring farm, the home of Tommy and Bessie Dick, a retired farm couple who lived next door. Roads back then were not like they are today, and in the springtime it was common for a car to get mired in the mud. So, we all climbed on board my Dad’s Farmall tractor, two kids hanging onto the wheel shields (Certainly wouldn’t have met current child restraint standards!) and Mom planting her feet on the draw bar. My mother also brought along a box that contained a birthday cake for Tommy, which she somehow also rested on the draw bar. Trip accomplished, we all climbed down …