Leon-Saxeville Library Director continues to find community support

To the Editor:

The Leon Saxeville Library in Pine River continues to be appreciative of the library patrons for their commitment to our small but vital library. 

The 2015 statistics show a 9 percent increase in our circulation of library items over the previous year, and it is a direct reflection of the number of people that come through our doors and checkout items at the Leon Saxeville Library in Pine River.  

Books, DVD’s, Books on CD and magazines are among the most popular items and the library works hard to keep these traditional library items of interest coming in and available for check-out. There is frustration when the item you want may not be at the library but a bit of planning by having the title name, patrons or staff can request the item by placing a hold so when the item is returned it will be saved for you--or to get a copy from another library in Winnefox if our library doesn’t own it

The Towns of Leon and Saxeville support our library financially every year along with the Waushara County support.  This financial support directly increases what is on the shelves at the library. All Waushara County villages, towns and cities should have library support in their budget as the Towns of Leon and Saxeville do.

Many resources keep libraries moving forward. At the Leon Saxeville Library in Pine River the people in our community are a huge asset for sharing ideas, time and donations. 

For years the Friends group organized fundraising events and helped with remodeling projects and special events at the library. With sadness the Friends group of the Leon Saxeville Library officially folded at the close of 2015, as the leaders of the Friends could not find others to step up as they resigned their positions.  

Everyone who has an interest in the Leon Saxeville Library in Pine River is considered a “friend,” and public interest is still very crucial. 

The library board of trustees will take on limited fundraising in lieu of the Friends group, but encourage individuals to be involved in helping the library board and staff stay connected to community needs and the role of the library in addition to the materials and programs we currently offer. 

Library hours are 2-7 p.m. Monday thru Friday, plus Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information is available by stopping at the library, or visiting www.pineriverlibrary.org.

/s/ Collette Ross, Director of the Leon-Saxeville Library in Pine River