News Digest

Meet Santa at library

Come to the Plymouth Public Library Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. to meet Santa Claus.

Santa will share one of his favorite Christmas stories, The Polar Express. After the story, kids can visit with Santa and make some holiday crafts. This is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season.

Parents, please bring your own camera if you would like a picture of your child with Santa. This program will take place in the play area of the Children’s room and is open to Santa-loving kids of all ages and their families.

Looking for something to do on Early Release Day? Head to the Plymouth Public Library Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 1:30 p.m. to watch the number one movie of the year, “Frozen.” You’ve already seen it, but you can experience the magic all over again the library’s big screen. “Frozen” is rated G and is 102 minutes long. Children of all ages and their families are invited to enjoy the movie.

If you have any questions about programs for children or teens, please call Youth Services Librarian Allyson Obermeier at (920) 892-4416, ext. 108.

Library offers fine forgiveness

The Plymouth Public Library will once again this year have a “FOOD 4 FINES” collection during the month of December.

Library patrons can bring non-perishable food items to the library and have overdue fines erased from their library card. Food items will be donated to the Plymouth Food Pantry at the end of December.

“FOOD 4 FINES” is not valid for lost library materials or associated charges. Overdue fines only qualify for this promotion.

Come to the library – bring good – have fines erased. For more information, stop in or call the library at 892-4416.

Survey on nonmotorized trails open

The public has an opportunity to comment on how they use nonmotorized trails in Wisconsin and what can be done to improve nonmotorized trail opportunities through an online survey available through the end of the year.

The Nonmotorized Recreation and Transportation Trails Council was established by Wisconsin statute in 2010 to provide advice and consultation to the legislature, governor, Department of Natural Resources and Department of Transportation on all matters related to nonmotorized recreation and transportation trails, including trail planning, acquisition, development, maintenance and management.

The council is seeking to gather up-to-date information about the state of nonmotorized trails in Wisconsin from individuals who use nonmotorized trails as well as groups, organizations and municipal and government agencies that develop and manage trails. The survey will gather comments on how people are currently using trails across the state, how often they use them, the type of trails they prefer, what additional trail opportunities they would like to see, and what can be done to make trails safer and more accessible.

“Wisconsin was the birthplace of the rail-trail movement and is enriched by having the Ice Age and North Country National Scenic Trails as well as several other nationally recognized trails built and maintained by thousands of tireless volunteers,” said Joel Patenaude, a council member representing Wisconsin tourism interests and editor of Silent Sports magazine. “Wisconsin is also home to the Birkie Trail, which hosts North America’s largest cross-country ski marathon, and the country’s most popular mountain biking race series takes place in Wisconsin because of an abundance of flowing and fun singletrack.”

The survey is designed to gather information about a wide variety of trail uses including hiking, bicycling, skiing, horseback riding and even canoeing and kayaking on water trails.

People can find a link to the survey by searching the DNR website dnr.wi.gov for keyword “parks” and then clicking on the link for “Nonmotorized trail council” under the tab for “Stay connected.” People can also learn more about the council its Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NRTTC or by contacting the council through email at NRTTCouncil@gmail.com.

For more information, contact Brigit Brown, state trails coordinator, 608-266-2183, Joel Patenaude, NRTTC, 715-258-4354 or Paul Holtan, DNR office of communications, 608-267-7517


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