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Summer Reading Thank you

Learning Wins!  The dreaded summer slide didn’t stand a chance this year at the Markesan Public Library.  Readers smashed through the summer reading challenge with phenomenal numbers.  We had 49 children signed up for the challenge with a total of 1,723 books logged and 40139 minutes read or 669 hours!  Adults and teens likewise crushed our benchmarks.  We had 31 adult and teens reading for a total of 55127 minutes or 919 hours of reading.

Chairs Needed for 2021 Chair Affair

Chairs Needed: Another fundraising event we need help with is next year’s “Chair Affair.” The Markesan Public Library Chair Affair is being planned for 2021.  Please consider donating your structurally sound, wooden chairs to the library.  Check your garage, basement, and attic for old unused chairs.  Over the summer and fall chairs will be collected.  Then chairs will be given to local volunteers to paint and decorate for a silent auction – date TBD.  The money raised will help the library fund its programs and weather the COVID-19 setbacks.  We know its early, but we need


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