LaValle Library Friends Meeting

LaValle Library Friends Meeting

Monday, September 21st

7pm - after Library Board Meeting


Library Board Meeting Agenda

La Valle Public Library
La Valle, WI  53941

Board Meeting
Monday, September 21, 2020
6:30 pm

Meeting will be held at the La Valle Library

Please contact Lily Friedrich at 608 985-7323 during library hours if you need accommodations to attend the meeting.


  1. Meeting call to order
  2. Adoption of Agenda
  3. Public Comments
  4. Minutes of August 17 Meeting
  5. Director’s Report
  6. Financial Report
  7. Form a Budget Committee
  8. Discuss posting Village Board Agendas and Minutes on website
  9. Other business that may come before the board
  10. Motion to adjourn

Friends of LaValle Library will meet following the library board meeting.

Flower Pressing with the LaValle Library

an assortment of dried flowers.

Before the summer slips away, join the library in adventuring outside one last time and collecting your favorite plants from the warm season as well as leaves as they turn bright. Pressing flowers connects our love of books and our love of nature together into an educational and fun activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This art form can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt!

A dired rose resting on a book. Starting in September, you’re invited to go out, find plants from flowers to leaves and grasses, and anything else you think is worth preserving. Part two of the program will begin in October after the flowers are dry. We’ll get out the lamination paper and press them into bookmarks to keep in your favorite books throughout the winter months.

For the month of September, the library will have twoflowers laying on newspaper. flower presses inside the library. Every week they need to have their newspaper changed out to help the drying process. Ask a librarian if you want to be there when it’s changed, and see the process of flowers dry. Feel free to bring in your own flowers to show us too, or send pictures and let us know if we can post them to our library Facebook page and website. Connecting community and show casing your art is more important than ever.

How to press flowers:

The easiest way to press flowers is with a couple big books and some newspaper.

A stack of books with flowers pressed between them.Find the biggest books in your house, (please refrain from using library books) and newspaper or paper towel. You can press flowers on the inside of the pages or by laying two books on top of each other and laying the flowers inbetween them.

Sandwich the flowers between layers:

Book --> newspaper --> flower --> newspaper --> bookPressed autumn leaves.

Place more heavy books or a brick on top of this to weigh the flowers down. The flatter the flower, the better the bookmark will be. It will take about three to four weeks to dry.




Here are just a few examples of what the end creation could be in October when part two of the flower pressing prgoram begins:

Library Board Meeting Agenda

LaValle Public Library

LaValle, WI 53941


Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 17, 2020

6:30 PM


Meeting held at the LaValle Public Library


  1. Call to order

  2. Adoption of Agenda

  3. Minutes of July 20, 2020 meeting

  4. Public comments

  5. Financial report

  6. Discussion on status of hiring Library Director

  7. Other business that may come before the board

  8. Communications

  9.  Adjourn

Friends of  LaValle Library will meet at approximately 7 PM following the Library Board meeting



Library Board Meeting Agenda

Library Board Meeting

Monday, July 20, 2020

6:30 PM

Meeting held at the LaValle Public Library



  1. Call to order

  2. Adoption of Agenda

  3. Minutes of June 15, 2020 meeting

  4. Public comments

  5. Financial report

  6. Report from Librarian

  7. Discussion on hiring library director

  8. Other business that may come before the board

  9. Communications

  10.  Adjourn


LaValle Library Book Sale

Join the LaValle Library for their first Book Sale of the 2020 Season.

July 4th 







As a special treat, the Library will also be OPEN on this Saturday.

Please wear a mask or have a plan for social distancing.

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2020 Valentine Make and Take

The Valentine Make and Take Event was a success from beginning to end as groups of children and parents came to share the recycled Card Stock, Construction Paper, Googley-eyes, Markers crayons and Glitter to make their very own Valentine's Day greetings and decorations.


Friends of the LaValle Public Library members: Heidi Geils, Amy Schneider and Pegg Conderman were on hand to help with ideas, supplies and creations!





Closed New Years Eve and New Years Day

CLOSED New Years Eve and New Years Day so staff can spend the holiday with their family! 

See you in the New Year!


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