Home of the JFHML Friends Foundation and Backstreet Books

 
"What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully."
                              ~Victor Cherbuliez
Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library
 
     
Harbingers of spring are all around us.
As Daylight Savings Time (March 12) adds more sunshine to our days, please join us as we celebrate timely Library events.

IU2U (It's Up to YOU!) is proud to present the grand opening of JUNCTION 101, the new MAKE & DO creative area geared for ages 8-12. MAKE & DO classes will be offered each Tuesday evening in March CLICK HERE FOR LINE-UP of ACTIVITIES! These events are FREE and all supplies and instructions are provided...pre-registration is encouraged.
AARP Tax Help, offered each Tuesday -Wednesday afternoon from noon-4 pm, continues through April 12. Call the Library at 546-8005 to set up your appointment. This much appreciated service helps over 400 residents prepare and file their income and property taxes each year.  This service is provided FREE of CHARGE to low and middle income individuals with an emphasis on helping seniors.
The JFHML Friends Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of the Hallett Library, has begun it's Membership Drive for 2017. Please consider becoming a Friend. If you are already a JFHML Friend, your renewal may be submitted at any time! The Friends were formed in 2011 to help with sustaining Library funding. Their impact has been immediate and substantial. With the help of our Friends, the JFHML has been able to offer programming, materials and technology to serve the needs of the patrons we serve. The Friends operate Backstreet Books, the successful on-site used book & gift store and offer other fundraisers throughout the year for special wish-list items.  We have several Business Friends (listed to the right on this e-newsletter) which we prominently rotate each week on our electronic sign on the highway. This week, our sign declares:
THANK YOU BUSINESS FRIEND~
Unity Bank.

We are grateful and appreciative of our partnerships within the community. We partner with Crosby-Ironton School District #182 for e-book access for all. We have found that by working together absolutely ANYTHING is possible!

Thank you once again for your partnership with us as we present the best public library we possibly can---- to YOU!



Happy Spring!       
 
Property Tax Walk-In Help
will be available:
 
Wednesday, May 31
Wednesday, June 28
Wednesday, August 9
 
1:00-4:00 p.m.
No appointment needed
 
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, and Biscotti too!  
...another Library amenity brought to you by the  
JFHML Friends Foundation   
   
Friends Banner

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
~Koop Funeral Home
~Koop Insurance
~Maucieri's Catering
~Mid MN Credit Union 
~ Mixed Company-
A Kava House
~Neighborhood National Bank
~The Office Shop
~Paul Perpich DDS
~Pine Cone Antiques
~Ripple River Gallery
~Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
~Scentsy-
Barb Habighorst
~Super One Foods
~Severson & Porter Law
Tadpole Media-John See
~Unity Bank 

Please support them as they support US!

It's EASY to become a Friend!
 for more info Like us on Facebook 


 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Winter/Spring PreSchool 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 1 ~ AT THE BEACH
March 8 ~ DINOSAURS
March 15 ~ Go GREEN!
March 22 ~ Captain Book & the Pirates
March 29 ~ Peter Rabbit (A Story Hour Production)
April 5 ~ The Magic Rabbit MAGIC SHOW with
                Magician Robert Halbrook



GRAND OPENING JUNCTION 101!
 
FREE MAKE & DO CLASSES
TUESDAYS @ 6:00-7:30 PM
(geared for ages 8-12)

                  MARCH 7  FANCY LETTERING
MARCH 14 ELECTRONIC SWITCH CHALLENGE
MARCH 21 CREATE
  MARCH 28 WEAVING
 


2017 Hot Reads for Cold Nights
ends on Friday, March 10
(It's not too late to become eligible for
some great prizes!)
       

 
SAVE THE DATE!! 

Calling all active
JFHML Friend Volunteers
Friends Banner
     Volunteer Appreciation
Monday, April 24
6-9 pm
More info coming soon....  


Now taking appointments for Tax Help
please call 546-8005
AARP Tax Help is available
Tuesday & Wednesday noon-4 pm
Tax Help continues through April 12.

 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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