Thursday, March 23, 2023

White Pine District Library in Stanton offers ways to celebrate the season

STANTON — The holidays are just around the corner and White Pine District Library has so many wonderful ways you can celebrate this “giving” season.

Visit our Christmas Table where you will find a variety of new items (books, movies, etc.) that you are able to “Adopt” in memory or honor of someone special. The library will notify the person/family of your donation. The donation will also be in our “holiday giving” article.

We also have a drop box for Toys for Tots, a warm winter wear donation box for Central Montcalm Schools and a non-perishable food donation box in support of a local food pantry. You can also provide monetary donations to the United Way via the QR code at the library.

We still have our regular wonderful programs such as: Fall Story Time which meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for children preschool through 6 years old, please call the library to let us know your child will be attending; Book Club meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:45 p.m.; Fiber Friends meet the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Advice on you Device is held the 1st Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 7 p.m., please call the library to schedule a time; Line Dancing is held the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., please call the library at (989) 831-4327 to register for any programs.


Several donations in memory of Howard Wilson were made to the library. Sharon Ritter’s donation purchased “Today I’m Going Fishing with My Dad” by N. L. Sharp and “Up McHenry Creek without a Paddle” by Terry Bryant. The donation from Dale and Denise Bohn purchased “Roger is Reading a Book” by Koen VanBiesen and “Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend” by Alice Achertle. Ann Warner’s donation was used to purchase “A Fish Story” DVD. The donation from Roger and Louise Wing purchased “Patch Land Adventures Fishing with Grandpa” by Carmen D Swick, “A Fly Fisher’s Sixty Seasons: True Tales of Angling” by Steve Raymond and “Stop Reading this Book!” by Caroline Fernandez.

Gail Rinard honored Wanda Willison’s memory by purchasing the book “Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf” by Alana Dakos. A donation from Jack and Jan Pearl, in memory of Ted Kortes, purchased “Hell and Back: A Longmire Mystery” by Craig Johnson and “Blowback” by James Patterson.

Eric and Nicki Hansen donated in memory of Jack Powell. Their donation purchased “Hot Rod Hamster: Monster Truck Mania” by Cynthia Lord and “Let’s Go Fishing: A Book for All Young Anglers” by Joshua Mutters. Donna Dorey also donated in memory of Jack Powell. Donna’s donation purchased the following books “Muscle Cars: High Power, High Performance” by Publications International Ltd. and “The Greatest Muscle Cars Trivia Book” by Clever Croco both will have a book plate that reads “Jack Powell who loved to work on car engines to make them go faster.”; along with “Thanks Grandpa for Taking Me Fishing” by Vannetta Groeteke with a book plate that reads “Jack Powell who loved his grandchildren Mya, Collin, Bryson and Delaney very much.”

A donation in memory of Arthur Ritter was made by Loraine Ritter. Her donation was used to purchase the following items “The Way Back” DVD, “A Walk in Our Cleats: 25 Athletes Who Never Gave Up” by Steven Johnson Jr, “The Crash Reel” DVD, “The Phenom” DVD, “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable” DVD, “Born a Champion” DVD, “Up for Air” by Laurie Morrison, “Jason Reynold’s Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu” by Jason Reynolds and “Tyson’s Run” DVD.


Kathy Buskirk donated the book “Fox Creek” by William Kent Krueger in honor of Library Services. The White Pine District Library made purchases in honor of our great volunteers. “Badgie and Ming the Angry Tent” by Julia Inserro was purchased in honor of our 2022 Fall Book Sale Crew. A book plate was added that read “Thank you for helping at our tent Book Sale. We’re glad our tents were happy — because of you!” “1 in a Thousand” by Loren Martin was purchased in honor of Gail Rinard with a book plate that reads “Because she is — one in a thousand!! Book Sale 2022!” “DIY Crafts: Easu Homemade Crafting Ideas: Potpourris, Bath Products, Holiday Crafts, Candles, Jewelry, Flowers, Kid’s Crafts, and More!” by Josephine Simon was purchased in honor of Deb Corwin and Megan Plaster with a book plate that reads “To the girls who made Girl’s Day Out happen!” “Halloween Hustle” by Charlotte Gunnufson was purchased in honor of Janet Wulf-Marvin, Hannah Willmore as well as two little “ghouls” Selena and Summer. A book plate was added that reads “Thank you for haunting the Heritage Village on behalf of our library — 2022.”


The new White Pine District Library building is looking beautiful. We can’t wait to get into it in the spring. Thanks to people who continue to make donations to the building and lighten the load on our Fundraising Committee.

Several donations came in in memory of Howard Wilson. Howard chose the library to be the recipient of his memorials before he passed. We are so thankful. The following people have chosen to donate in Howard’s memory: Jeff and Linda Whitney, Shelly and Rob Belt, Kay and Bernard Rasmussen, Rich and Cheryl Hansen, Terry and Irene Jensen, Bill Burns, Ella Alexander, Andrew and Roxanne Switzer, Twilah Flint, Carl and Sally Chapin, Flat River Antique Auto Club, and Howard’s wife, Pat Wilson. Thank you very much! Joyce and Percy Barker also donated in Howard’s memory, but that money was used for needed material. Thank you to the Barkers for their continued support.

Kay and Bernard Rasmussen made a special donation toward the new library building. The Jack and Dorothy Arwood family made a donation in memory of Ted Kortes to be used by the Seed Library Group in one of their outdoor projects up at the new site.

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