Friday, August 10, 2012
Washington Count is looking at restoring hours at least one day a week at the Woodbury library and others.
On Monday morning this week, about a dozen people came to the doors of the R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury, saw that it was closed, and went away. That might not happen on Mondays next year. Washington County is looking to restore Monday hours at the five biggest libraries in its system, including Woodbury. At the start of 2012, the county library system eliminated Sunday and Monday service. See: All’s Quiet at the Woodbury Library It would take funding shifts in the county budget and additional revenue from the taxpayer and elections department to come up with the estimated $236,000 to reopen on Mondays; another $12,000 to $13,000 would be needed for other library service, said Pat Conley, library director. She’s hoping to get 9:…
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The library system has to “share the pain,” manager of Woodbury library says, as the county trims its 2012 budget.
Woodbury resident Carol Mader comes to the R.H. Stafford Branch Library every couple of weeks. And she likes coming on Sundays. “That’s when I usually have free time,” said Mader, who has lived in the city for 20 years. With news that Washington County is likely to close its libraries on Sundays and Mondays starting Jan. 1, 2012, Mader said she was somewhat disappointed. “It’s a wonderful asset to our community, to have a library like this,” she said. The Washington County Board this week continued to look at ways to trim its budget in the wake of reduced funding from the state, and that includes the likely closure of libraries on Sundays and Mondays. “It’s really unfortunate,” said Chad Lubbers, manager of the R.H. Stafford Branch Library…
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Chad Lubbers, manager of the Woodbury library, says library got more than 4,700 hours of work from volunteers in 2010, which translates to more than $100,000 in value.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Washington County Library volunteers were honored May 21 with a lunch and certificates of appreciation at an event at the R.H. Stafford Branch Library. Those who were honored at the event were Sandy Wahlberg, Carolyn Bradley, Theresa Vasquez, Beth Fretland, Krista Martin, Joan Nicolai, Judy Koster, Bernie Wilke, Sue Bauer, Luba Khazanovich, Russ Wivell, Phyllis Anderson, Aretta Rice, Erin Sanislo, Lori Rosemark, Pam Bailey, Abi Phillips, Clare Nelson, Vicky Woodward, Mikayla Dalton, Christina Berg, Stephanie Jones, Carol Pribnow and MacKinzy Thomas. A special guest at the event was Jade, a therapy dog who is part of the "Read to A Dog" program that allows children to read to a dog, which can help improve their reading skills. In April, …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Woodbury’s weekend entertainment guide to your yard and community with a few laughs along the way.
It’s Thursday, so tomorrow must be Friday... time to stop going through the motions and live a little. Woodbury Patch has just the answer. Landscape Workshop When: Saturday, April 2 at 8:30 a.m. Where: Woodbury City Hall Why Go: Learn how to create a garden that yields the results you want. Price: Free Woodbury Women of Today When: Saturday, April 2 from 9-11 a.m. Where: Starbucks Coffee Why Go: Find out what the women of Woodbury are up to and how you can get involved within the community. Price: Free Comedy Night When: Saturday, April 2 from 8-10 p.m. Where: The Wildwood Lodge Hotel Why Go: Laughter is most likely the only cure for your spring fever. Price: $15 Paul Bunyan & Other Minne Tales When: Sunday, April 3 at 1 p.m. Where: R.H. …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Woodbury’s weekend entertainment guide to public policy, music, soup and cars.
It’s Thursday, and it is time to finally unwind for the weekend. Woodbury Patch has found some relaxing options. RAVINE REGIONAL PARK BOUNDARY CHANGE MEETING Where/When: Washington County Service Center (13000 Ravine Parkway South, Cottage Grove) from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 Why Go: Interested Washington County residents are welcome to learn about the new potential 9.5 acre addition to the Ravine Regional Park. Price: Free SPRING LISTENING SESSION Where/When: R.H. Stafford Branch Library from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 12 Why Go: As a 56B resident, now is your chance to express any concerns or ask questions of Rep. Andrea Kieffer. Price: Free CENTURY COLLEGE JAZZ BAND Where/When: Central Park at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The former county commissioner who was involved in many aspects of the city died Thursday at 81.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kris Janisch
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Woodbury lost one of its longtime leaders and most prominent citizens Thursday when Dick Stafford died at St. Joseph’s Hospital after complications during open-heart surgery. He was 81. Friends, family members and colleagues said he was a pillar of the community, advocating for Woodbury, connecting people and making the city a better place. Bruce Stafford said his father had been taken to the hospital earlier this week and was suffering from ongoing heart issues. “Up until last night he was being Richard Stafford,” Bruce said. “He was giving me a hard time and picking on the nurses.” Bruce said his father instilled in him the importance of public service. “He was a hell of a father and I loved him dearly,” Bruce said. Former Woodbury Mayor…
Saturday, February 19, 2011
R. H. Stafford and other libraries gear up for six months of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the regiment's involvement in the Civil War.
Seven score and 10 years ago—or as we would say today, 150 years ago—the Civil War broke out in the not-so-United States. Though the major battles and skirmishes of the war were fought hundreds of miles away, Minnesota played an important part for the Union. “Stillwater and Washington County were the first spots of European settlement in Minnesota,“ said Joseph Manion, Public Services Division manager for the Washington County Library. “Governor Ramsey happened to be in Washington, D.C., when President Lincoln put out the call for volunteers, and Ramsey volunteered Minnesota.” Washington County’s forefathers enlisted in the first state volunteer regiment for the Union Army, the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. The regiment is known for …