Rhinelander District Library http://wxpr.org en Fast and Slow, Worms Wriggle at Rhinelander Library http://wxpr.org/post/fast-and-slow-worms-wriggle-rhinelander-library <p>The Rhinelander District Library had a day at the races…when more than a hundred kids competed in the 28<sup>th</sup> annual Worm Race.&nbsp; As WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski reports, some worms just move faster than others.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:07:11 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21477 at http://wxpr.org Fast and Slow, Worms Wriggle at Rhinelander Library Hughes To Leave Rhinelander Library http://wxpr.org/post/hughes-leave-rhinelander-library <p><font size="2">&nbsp;</font><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">The Rhinelander District Library will be looking for a new director.</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">Ed Hughes says he will be leaving Rhinelander to take a job in Hernando, Mississippi...</font></p><blockquote><p><font face="Times New Roman"><i><u>"....the library is called First Regional Library. It's a big, 5-county library system..."</u></i></font></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:09:09 +0000 Ken Krall 17298 at http://wxpr.org Hughes To Leave Rhinelander Library Donation Helps Seniors, Children http://wxpr.org/post/donation-helps-seniors-children <p>A donation to the Rhinelander District Library will help seniors and children in the area.</p><p>Library Director Ed Hughes outlines the $1,000 gift from the Rhinelander Women's Club...</p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....to be distributed between our senior outreach program and our Children's Department. The senior outreach person says she would like to take her portion of the money and spend it on buying CD players for audio books. She does a lot of outreach to nursing homes...."</u></i></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:08:10 +0000 Ken Krall 16726 at http://wxpr.org Donation Helps Seniors, Children E-Books On the Rise, But So Are Paper Ones http://wxpr.org/post/e-books-rise-so-are-paper-ones <p>Old-fashioned books are holding their own in a world of e-readers, according to a new online survey.&nbsp;</p><p>The Pew Research Center reports that in 2013, a bigger percentage of American adults read e-books.&nbsp; But there also appears to be more people reading more print books.&nbsp;&nbsp; That could indicate people aren’t necessarily giving up one for the other.&nbsp;</p><p>Rhinelander Library Director Ed Hughes says the findings are surprising.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:54:29 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13477 at http://wxpr.org E-Books On the Rise, But So Are Paper Ones Rhinelander Library Project Close To Approval http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-library-project-close-approval <p>A draft proposal for an addition to the Rhinelander District Library is nearing a decision by its Board.</p><p>The board has been working with an architect to provide additional space, especially meeting rooms says Library Director Ed Hughes...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....I saw what was supposed to be the penultimate drawing for the plan, this is long before the final one, but I'm looking at it and I think there's some things in there that need to be fixed in my opinion. It's looking really good. If it was ready tomorrow I'd say, 'go ahead'.....</u></i></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 11882 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Library Project Close To Approval Budget Cuts Means Less Rhinelander Library Hours http://wxpr.org/post/budget-cuts-means-less-rhinelander-library-hours <p>The Rhinelander District Library Board has agreed to cut hours to make up a budget shortfall.</p><p>This fall, Director Ed Hughes told the Rhinelander city council his budget was overdrawn because of an error made concerning employee health insurance last year. With the city and supporting towns experiencing tight fiscal times, they rejected an increase to cover the loss.</p><p>Hughes says the library board agreed to not fill a vacant position and cut hours...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:34:46 +0000 Ken Krall 10659 at http://wxpr.org Budget Cuts Means Less Rhinelander Library Hours Towns, City Reject Rhinelander Library Budget Increase http://wxpr.org/post/towns-city-reject-rhinelander-library-budget-increase <p>No increase in budget could result in fewer employees and reduced hours at the Rhinelander District Library.</p><p>The government partners voted no to a $40,000 increase during an arbitration hearing this week. If the towns of Newbold, Pine Lake, Crescent, and Pelican, along with the city of Rhinelander object to a proposed budget, they can ask for a hearing. . The government partners voted against the increase. Oneida County also helps with funding. Hughes says the library&#39;s budget is close to $900,000.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:16:40 +0000 Ken Krall 9151 at http://wxpr.org Towns, City Reject Rhinelander Library Budget Increase Health Costs Put Hurdle In Way Of Rhinelander Dist. Library http://wxpr.org/post/health-costs-put-hurdle-way-rhinelander-dist-library <P>The Rhinelander city council has voted to send the Rhinelander District library's budget to the town partners for arbitration.</P> <P>Library Director Ed Hughes told the council while preparing the budget, they noticed they should have been paying more for health insurance...</P> <P> </P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"...we were caught last year by surprise. We weren't covering some people that needed to be covered by insurance. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:36:05 +0000 Ken Krall 7717 at http://wxpr.org Health Costs Put Hurdle In Way Of Rhinelander Dist. Library Rhinelander Library Deciding Building Direction http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-library-deciding-building-direction <P>Is it north or is it east? Those appear to be the expansion choices as the Rhinelander District Library moves forward on a possible expansion.</P> <P>Library Director Ed Hughes says HBM Architects from Cleveland met with the library board to help factor in as much as possible into a design...</P> <P><I><U> </U></I></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><BR><I><U>"...we picked them because they had extensive experience working with older Carnegie libraries. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:53:13 +0000 Ken Krall 5143 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Library Deciding Building Direction Architect Chosen for Rhinelander Library Remodel http://wxpr.org/post/architect-chosen-rhinelander-library-remodel <p>Architects will be drawing up a plan over the coming months for expanding the Rhinelander District Library. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Board of Trustees has selected </span>HBM<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Architects for the redesign. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Board President Janet </span>Baer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the board chose the Cleveland-based firm in part because of its experience redoing Carnegie libraries.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 3360 at http://wxpr.org Architect Chosen for Rhinelander Library Remodel