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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.

In response to city-wide budget cuts, we have introduced a plan to keep both branches open by reducing hours and services. Today, Tuesday, August 5, is the first of three community-wide listening sessions, where members of the library board and administration will be available to take questions and suggestions and listen to your concerns. Today's session is at South, 4-5:30 pm. Additional information is available from the La Crosse Tribune website.

7.29.14  We’re so excited for Get Up and Go Day! on Friday, August 1! This Wisconsin PBS-sponsored program is all about highlighting ways Wisconsin families can be active, enjoy the outdoors, and be healthy! Click here “Kids and Teens” for full calendar.

7.22.14   Did you know that it’s perfectly acceptable to read teen books EVEN IF YOU AREN’T A TEEN? It’s true! There are such amazing authors who just happen to write for teens that you shouldn’t miss out even if you aren’t a teen anymore (and haven’t been for awhile). Give one of the following books a try and see what you’ve been missing:

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