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What's New at the Antigo Public Library

This week we celebrated with Emma who finished the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. We are very excited to see how this program is growing and reaching our families.

75 children have actively participated in this program this year.
154 Milestones have been reached meaning 154 new books have gone into homes through this program.

Thank you to the Library Foundation for supporting literacy by helping us purchase new books as incentives. We also enjoyed an extra boost from the Optimist Club this year as well. We are grateful for families and community who support early literacy.
Get Ready for the Holidays with the Antigo Public Library

For the fourth year in a row, the Antigo Public Library is accepting letters for Santa. Letters can be dropped off in a special Santa mailbox in Antigo, Elcho or White Lake. If you can't make it into a library location during open hours the letters will be transferred from the outdoor book drops into the Santa mailbox. Any letters written are due to the main branch in Antigo no later than Friday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m. Santa and his elves ask that you please include the child’s mailing address on the letter so Santa can send a personalized response.

For folks who might want to add some artistic flair to their letters, Youth Engagement Specialist Kristie Heistad will be setting up materials on Saturday December 3 where kids can come and create their letters at the Antigo Library. Stop in during library hours (10-2) on that day to participate.

Also beginning today, through Thursday, December 22, 2022, any member of the public can come in and wrap their presents during library hours. Registration or library cards are not required. Gift wrap, tape, name tags, bows and scissors will be provided. 
The Antigo Public Library is proud to offer Tail Waggin' Tutors, Therapy Dog International's (TDI®) reading program. TDI® is a volunteer group organized to provide qualified handlers and their Therapy Dogs for visitation in a variety of facilities and settings. Libraries and schools schedule times for readers to practice reading aloud to therapy dogs. Children and dogs bond together over a shared story. The child’s confidence and reading skills grow in a relaxing environment.
Antigo Public Library's Adult Book Club

Are you looking for a new group to join in the new year? The Antigo Public Library has a monthly book club that meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. We request plenty of copies of the monthly book that you can pick up at the library. Our January book will be The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. The group meets in the McGinley room.
A New Kind of Audio Book for Kids

The children's department has recently added to its newest collection. Wonderbooks are picture books and chapter books with built-in audio that children can use to read along with the story. It even helps them know when to turn the page. No CD's or plug-in required, so these books can go everywhere you do.
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