In celebration of a life at Plum City libraryAutumn in Plum City has truly arrived.
By: Jacquie Pooler , Pierce County Herald
PLUM CITY--Autumn in Plum City has truly arrived.
The gardens are waning, the trees are looking bare and the chill is in the air. With the arrival of fall, many begin to look back upon the year and the changes the year has brought.
Two of the biggest changes for the Plum City Public Library have been the loss of longtime assistant Holly Lunde and the passing of the town’s first library director in Grace Gfall last fall in late October. These two individuals are physically gone, but will not be forgotten.
Located in the library’s garden is a flowering ornamental tree planted in memory of Grace. Below the tree is a stone reminding all of Grace’s library history.
Holly, too, is being remembered in the garden. An avid gardener in her own right, a blue hydrangea will commemorate Holly’s library history in the garden area by the back stairway to the building. In addition to the flowering plant, a memorial bench has been newly placed at the front of the building.
In addition to the hydrangea and the bench, Holly was an avid music lover. From monies received in memoriam to her, the library has purchased DVDs of the Broadway show “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera,” and two music CDs--one by the “Okee Dokee Brothers” and the second by the regional band “Kazyak.”
Though Grace and Holly were a big part of Plum City library history, so too are many others. This year, the library has received numerous memorials honoring the memory of someone dear. Upon the receiving of these donations, the library has purchased something that would have been of interest to the honoree with a label affixed to the material.
In memory of longtime residents Bert and Grace Gieseker, the library has added the following titles in their name: large print copies of “Wildfire” by Ralph Cotton, “Love in Disguise” by Carol Cox, “Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service” by Beth Kendrick and Louis L’amour’s “Comstock Lode” on audio.
In honor of Bill Baker’s brother Scott, who passed away in Ohio, the library has added “Dino-Football” by Lisa Wheeler to the collection.
In tribute to Isabelle Horn, the library has purchased the following books on CD: “Spring Fever” by Mary Kay Andrews, “The Forgotten” by David Baldacci, “The Columbus Affair” by Steve Berry, “The Yard” by Alex Grecian, “Plain and Simple Christmas” by Cynthia Keller and “Against the Fire” by Kat Martin.
In celebration of Dick Fedie, the library added two DVDs entitled “In Fisherman’s-Icing Big Water Walleyes” and “In Fisherman’s Primetime Walleye Strategies.”
In memory of Dorothy Sticht, the library has added “Project Garden: A Month-by-Month Guide to Planting, Growing, and Enjoying all Your Backyard Has to Offer” by Stacy Tornio and “The Daily Feast: Everyday Meals We Love to Share” by Ester Graber.
In tribute to Dan Lohman, the library has purchased “Little Football: Lots of Fun with Rhyming Riddles” by Brad Herzog.
In memory of Richard Hallberg Jr., the library has added “My Big Book of Trucks and Diggers” by Caterpillar, “Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night” by Brianna Caplan Sayres and “Bob the Builder’s Benny and the Important Job.”
In honor of Roger Most, the library purchased “National Geographic’s Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the Best Hidden Travel Gems.”
Finally, as a celebration of Ethel V. Anderson, the library has added DVDs of “Disney’s Tarzan,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Little Mermaid” and the John Wayne classic “Rio Grande.”
These and many other items are available for borrowing for free at the library. We hope your autumn season is reflective of pleasant memories and stories.