Home of the JFHML Friends Foundation

and Backstreet Books

 
"A person who is appreciated will always do more than what is expected..."
Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library
 
    
The Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library and the JFHML Friends Foundation are happy and proud to serve the area with 80+ active volunteers. Our Volunteers wear many hats at the JFHML. They assist the staff in helping to make our Library a vibrant community hub. Our volunteers serve on boards (both the Library and JFHML Friends Foundation have boards), write grants, help to operate the Backstreet Bookstore with sorting and other store duties, conduct assorted fundraisers throughout the years (raffles, MEGA booksales, boutiques, calendars, cartridge recycling, etc.), assist with the Summer
Reading Program and Preschool Story Hours, prepare taxes, shelve books and MORE! We could not, would not be all that we are without their helping hands.
We take the time to appreciate our dedicated volunteers with a special evening of pampering and entertainment. In honor of National Volunteer Week, we set aside, Monday, April 24 from 6-9 for a special Volunteer Appreciation event to be held at the Deerstand in Deerwood.
 


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the JFHML, we encourage you to join our Friends Foundation. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Judy Hanson, would be happy to meet with you and find the perfect fit with your skills and passion!


   
 
We leave you this month with our favorite quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Backstreet Books LOGO 

Backstreet Books is ALWAYS OPEN for business...come on in and check it out! The store offers unheard of prices on like-new books, repurposed book art, local crafts and greeting cards by area artists & photographers.---The Friends are grateful for your patronage...

Le Connection Coffee bar  

 

NOW AVAILABLE in our

LE CONNECTION AREA

Coffee Bar:

COFFEE

TEA

HOT CHOCOLATE

$1.50 

12 oz  

Soft Drinks $2.00  

...another Library amenity brought to you by the  

JFHML Friends Foundation   

   

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Our JFHML BUSINESS FRIENDS HONOR ROLL~ 

Thank you to the following for supporting their community Library with a $30 Friends Business Sponsorship:


~Barry's Properties & Insurance

~Christine Olson Sales

~Coach's

Restaurant & Bar

~Crosby Fire Department

~CRMC
~Cycle Path & Paddle

~Deerstand
~Deerwood Bank

~Deerwood Lumber
~Den of Antiquity 

~Edward Jones-
Seth Jackson
~Dr. Jeffery Fish DDS
~GuidePoint Pharmacy
~Holy Spirit Holy Yoga
~Jacob's Realty-
Vern Lewis
~Knieff's Shores Acres 
~Koop Funeral Home
~Koop Insurance
~Maucieri's Catering
~Mid MN Credit Union 
~ Mixed Company-
A Kava House
~Neighborhood National Bank
~Paul Perpich DDS
~Pine Cone Antiques
~Ripple River Gallery
~Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
~Scentsy-
Barb Habighorst
~Severson & Porter Law
~Super One Foods
~Tadpole Media-
John See
~Unity Bank

Each week we thank our Business Friends on our electronic sign!
  

Please support them as they support US!

 

It's EASY to become a Friend!

Email: friends@hallettlibrary.org 

 for more infoLike us on Facebook 

 


        UPCOMING EVENTS
SPRING Pre-School Story Hour
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
No pre-registration required
All ages 0-6
 Join Story Ladies Deb Weide, Becky Munns, Peggi Beseres and Sharon Beaman...follow the Library on Facebook for fun photos of Story Hour and other programming events~


     STORY HOUR  THEMES:
  
March 29 ~ Peter Rabbit
April 5 ~ MAGIC RABBIT SHOW
             with Magician Robert Halbrook
April 12 ~ Easter Parade with HATS!
April 19 ~ PETS!@ Care Center
April 26 ~ April Showers
              (featuring Drips & Drops!)
May 3 ~ May Flowers
May 10 ~ We LOVE Mom & Ice Cream!



NOW OPEN JUNCTION 101
Ask at the front desk for hands-on activities, geared for ages 8-12.
LEGOS! SPIROGRAPH!
DELUXE SCRABBLE! ORIGAMI!
FANCY LETTERING! AND MORE!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
FANCY LETTERING with KIM GIBSON
Tuesday, April 18
6:00-7:30 pm
THIS IS OPEN TO ALL AGES!
ADULTS TOO!
Please call to register: 546-8005
FREE!!

The Quillmasters Writer's Group Presents:
Writing Workshop with Kate St. Vincent Vogl
Tuesday, May 16
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
$7 fee includes lunch.
Limited to 20 participants -MUST preregister
  
HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS

 
The thirteenth annual adult reading program,
"Hot Reads for Cold Nights" sponsored by the JFHML Friends Foundation, came to a close on
Friday, March 10.
Sixty one adult readers participated by recording over 1000 books read over the winter months. Thirty two "Hot Reads" mugs were awarded to avid readers that read twenty books since the beginning of the program on January 3, 2017.
        
Congratulations to our grand prize winners:
Ellen Ukura
Bruce Oliphant
Elaine Karp
Sandy Arcand
Pat Smith
Mariah Wittlief
Shelley Fuller
Nancy Kagel
Dorothy Sawyer
Bill Ehlers
 
 
       
SAVE THE DATE!! 

Calling all active
JFHML Friends and Library Volunteers
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  2017 Volunteer Appreciation
@ Deerstand in Deerwood
Monday, April 24
6-9 pm
Invites are @ Library-please RSVP with Peggi ~ 546-8005 by April 20

Tax Help ends April 12
please call 546-8005
AARP Tax Help is available
Tuesday & Wednesday noon-4 pm

Property Tax Help will be available on the following Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00
MAY 31
JUNE 28
AUGUST  9
(No appointments needed for these summer sessions...just Walk-In!)

 E-BOOK DEVICE HELP

Help is available on MONDAYS 4-6 p.m.to help you get your reading device on track to enjoy over 2600 titles in the JFHML e-book collection! http://jessiehallett.overdrive.com

No appointment necessary   
About Us
We provide a multitude of services for every generation. 
The JFHML has an on-line catalog using the Apollo Library system by Biblionix-from your home computer/device you are able to access our card catalog, reserve & renew materials, make requests and comments. All at the touch of a button! www.hallettlibrary.org
E-books are now available on our website, thanks to a generous grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation and a partnership with the Library, JFHML Friends Foundation, and Crosby-Ironton School District #182. 
You are able to access our e-books @ http://jessiehallett.overdrive.com
 
Pre-school Story Hour meets each  WEDNESDAY morning at 10:30 with Story Ladies Deb Weide, Sharon Beaman, Becky Munns and Peggi Beseres
Visit our website @ www.hallettlibrary.org for more events, programming, Friends info, card catalog access and MORE! Our website is updated monthly by Zach Asbach.
All funds given to the Friends and to the Library, go directly back to serving your community.    THANK YOU again for your support and for making a difference..   
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