Having a doggone good time!

Waushara County K9 Thor was at the Poy Sippi Public Library on Wednesday, July 14, as part of the library’s summer reading program. Deputies Brian Wenzel (left) and Alex Midthun accompanied Thor to talk about his training, job duties, and what an all-around good boy he is. Thor is a pure-bred German Shepherd, born on Christmas Day in 2016 in Germany. He came to the United States in January of 2018, was trained at the Steinig Tal Kennel in Campbellsport, Wisconsin, and began training with Deputy Wenzel soon after. Thor is a certified dual-purpose K9 trained in narcotics detection, tracking, handler protection, apprehension, and building and area searches. When not on duty, he lives at home with Deputy Wenzel and his family.

Following the K9 presentation, attendees spent some quality crafting time, making brightly colored dogs from paper. Thank you to all who came!

Don’t forget that the next summer reading program event is a bubble-blowing party at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 21. Bring the little ones and have some fun in the sun! Bubbles will be provided, but if you have any large or unusual bubble wands, bring them along. If the weather doesn't cooperate that day, there will be an indoor craft for the kiddies.

Other upcoming summer reading program events include “For the Birds” with Waushara County 4-H coordinator Heidi Hensel-Buntrock at 11 a.m. Monday, July 26. Come learn about birds and do a bit of bird watching out back of the library. The program finale will be a polka party with music, food, and lots of fun at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Poy Sippi Community Park. Winners will be drawn for both the children and adult reading challenges.

2021 Summer Reading Program "Tails and Tales"

Summer Reading Tails and Tales

Announcing the Summer Reading Program – Tails & Tales

Challenge yourself this summer by completing a Bingo card full of reading-related activities to win fun prizes for children and adults. Children will get a “goodie” bag upon entering. Registration begins June 28 at the library. All events are at the library except the polka party, which will be at the Poy Sippi Community Park. Events include:

  • How to Make a Hedgehog with Heidi Hensel-Buntrock, Waushara County 4-H Coordinator. 11 a.m. July 12. Lesson on animals and a book-folding craft to make a hedgehog.
  • Waushara County K9 unit with Deputy Brian Wenzel and K9 Thor. 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14. A craft project will follow.
  • Bubble Party at the Library – Let’s have some summer fun blowing bubbles of all shapes and sizes! 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21.
  • For the Birds with Heidi Hensel-Buntrock, Waushara County 4-H Coordinator. 11 a.m. Monday, July 26. Come learn about birds and do a bit of bird watching.
  • Polka ‘Til You Drop – Music, food and lots of fun! Winners will be drawn for the Summer Reading Program challenges. 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, Poy Sippi Community Park.

Sue Albright is the Winner!

Following a fun-filled open house on Saturday, April 24, Jennifer Moen pulled the winning name - Sue Albright - of the "Sweet Deal" Friends of the Library Basket.  Sue excitingly said "This was the first time I ever won anything!"  You can still join the The Friends of the Poy Sippi Library.  Membership forms are available on the website and in the library.  Congratulations "Friend" Sue Albright!

Help Improve Internet Speeds in Our Community in Three Clicks

Broadband Speed Testing - Why is this Important!

To help improve internet speeds across Wisconsin, the Department of Public Instruction is teaming up with Measurement Lab, a non-profit broadband advocacy organization, to test home internet connection speeds. You can help out by testing your home internet speed with Measurement Lab’s broadband speed test. All it takes is three clicks--it’s that easy.

Why Is This Important?

The data will give the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Access (and other broadband task groups) the information they need to target improvements where internet speeds and performance are poor.  Your Input Is Critical

In order to get an accurate picture of the state, we need a lot of accurate data. That’s where you come in. The more people take the broadband internet speed test, the clearer picture we can get of where internet speeds need the most help.

To get started:

On a device connected to your home internet, click on the link to the M-Lab broadband speed test.
Agree to the Data Policy.
Click Begin to start the test.
Consider running the test multiple times, at different times of day, as your internet speed can often vary throughout the day.

Thank you for your help in improving internet speeds in our community!

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