"Tis the Season

Posted Dec 19, 2016

‘Tis the season of giving. So we are making our list and checking it twice – our thank you list – that is. Throughout the year, the library benefits from the generosity of many local organizations, businesses, and individuals. In the spirit of the season, we give thanks to those whose support make many of the library’s programs and services possible. Their gifts benefit the library and all of the children and families we serve.

Thank You List

Friends of the Shorewood Public Library – Our wonderful Friends group funds some of our most popular programs including children’s and teen summer reading events and the annual Summer Celebration. This year, they also provided funding for a new kitchen set and other early learning materials for the Early Learning Center, as well as games and puzzles for older children, and program materials and supplies. They also provide volunteer help at events.

Local Businesses- The list is long. Member of the Shorewood area business community have been active and willing donors to library efforts. Our local Culvers is one of our strongest partners – contributing to the Summer Celebration, summer reading and other popular programs. More business partners include – Boswell Bookshop, City Market, Chocolate Factory, Falbo’s Pizza, Goody Gourmet, Metro Market, Nehring’s Sendiks, and Vedo’s Pizza.

Individual Benefactors – This year, our library families benefited from the generosity of several individuals including a generous grandmother who funded the new train set and a child care provider who donated a cache of high quality learning toys to the library.

Volunteers – We thank all of those people who share their time and talents with the library including the Woman’s Club, the Summer Celebration balloon twisters and face painters, and the many teens who help staff our big events and prepare summer reading prize packets. It is not an exaggeration to say we could not do it without them.

You – Finally, we must thank all of our fantastic library users. Your ongoing support and encouragement makes Shorewood Library one of the most used and most loved libraries in Milwaukee County. It also makes it a pleasure for us to serve you.

Happy Holidays!


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