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We understand that there has been some concern about our implementing “Floating Collections,” which we introduced at our Listening Sessions. We apologize for not better explaining it. Using Floating Collections, libraries can allow some items to move (or “float”) between locations. So, instead of ordering copies for each location, we will order x number of books to share among the three locations.

Attention amateur shutterbugs! We are looking for images that convey life in La Crosse on a typical day, to show why we like living here. Photos submitted must be taken during the 24-hour period from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm, Saturday, August 16. Photos must be taken within the township of La Crosse (sorry Shelby, French Island & Onalaska) and should be the work of an amateur photographer. If you include people in your photos, you must include signed releases from all visible in the frame (call or visit Information Services if you need help finding a release form--789-7122).

Join us today for our second library listening session at North Community Library, 1552 Kane St., at 5:30. We have responded to questions and suggestions from the first session, and will add new suggestions and questions from today's session.

Did you say BOOK SALE?! Yes we did! Friday night, August 8 from 6-8 pm is a preview for friends. Doors open at 5:30 to renew or purchase a Friends membership. Tomorrow, open to all from 9 am - 1 pm. ALL ITEMS $1 or less!

Can you believe it's August already and that we're seeing precious packets of seeds coming back from you? It's time to watch your garden every day so that you can select the very best seeds to return. My lettuce is flowering, my cumin seeds are browning, my Zinnias are full of butterflies and the zucchini is delicious.

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