Monday, May 18, 2009


Social Security Administration is asking public libraries for help in promoting their new campaign, "Retire Online." This campaign features a new online retirement application that can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. The application is available online at and can easily be completed at any library computer. A brochure on the subject can be viewed at
In May 2009, as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Social Security will distribute a one-time payment of $250 to over 55 million Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. A leaflet which discusses this in greater detail is available online at

Social Security will be launching their third annual Mother’s Day and Father’s Day campaigns promoting the “Extra Help with Medicare” prescription drug plan costs. The SSA will keep libraries updated as to when these new outreach materials are available.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Generations Online Computing Class

Wednesday, May 20
10:00 AM or 2:00 PM
Meet Joe Jardas, a volunteer trained to "coach" elders who are "new" to using a computer.
No need to register & there's NO charge.
Come learn what Generations Online can do for you.

(Generations Online is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing communication among generations by promoting Internet access and computer literacy in elders of the Paper Generation).

Monday, May 11, 2009

National Library Week Winners
"My public library is important to me because"

Grand Prize: "When I get the urge to learn something new, I know I will find it here!" - Nancy Awve

1st Prize: "It's been here through the good times and bad on this roller coaster I call life. It's been a constant ever since I can remember."
2nd Prize: "In these troublesome times where else can I lose myself in the different worlds that books provide?"
3rd Prize: "It lets my mind relax."

Other GREAT Answers-
"It has allowed me to watch my daughter's love of reading blossom."
"I can get fire truck books."
"Since I can't sleep I need lots of reading material."
"It is so useful in teaching my children a variety of topics. We Homeschool and use the library system a lot."
Thanks to all who participated!!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Culver's Coloring Contest Winner!

Culver's sponsored its annual coloring contest during the month of April at the
Waterford Public Library. This is the twlfth year Culver's Restaurants have sponsored
this statewide program an the Youth Services Section of the Wisconsin Library Association is also a sponsor this year. Kids ten and under were eligible to participate. Each child who turns in a drawing of their favorite book character orscene from a favorite book will receive a coupon for a free ice cream. At the end of the month all participants will be entered in a drawing to win a Culver's toy. Below is the Waterford Public Library Winner of this year's contest.