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Cashton Community Series

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Cashton Memorial Library Contributing researchers: Julia Boisen, Garrett Biever, Quinn Cook, Kate Gronemus, Colton Lee, Jack Schlesner, Blake Von Ruden, Jake Wall, and Mrs. Lee

Copyright @2012. Cashton Elementary Press

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Table of Contents History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Goods or Services? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 What You Can Find / See . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Using Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Reading and Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 What If You Worked Here? . . . . . . . . . . 10 Interesting Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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History The Library started with a truck called a Bookmobile that would come to Cashton once a week. A group of people wanted books more often, so they raised money to start a library. The Torkelson Library has been in Cashton for 20 years. It has been in its current location for five years.

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Goods or Services? Cashton Memorial Library is a service. You can check out books and movies to borrow and then return them. You can check out books for three weeks. You can only keep a movie for one week.

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What You Can See ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Books Shelves Newspapers Movies Bookmarks Magazines Computers

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Photos and Captions The librarian has story time every week.

There are children and adult books to check out. You should be quiet in the library to respect people who are reading. 7


Using Math The librarian uses math to help her know how much money she can spend on books. She also needs to know how to figure out the fines when people keep the books too long.

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Reading and Writing The librarian needs to be able to read stories and she needs to be able to read on her computer to find books for customers. She has to be able to write on her computer to order books and to write letters.

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What If You Worked Here? You would need to know your ABC’s and numbers to keep the books in the right order. You need to be able to read with expression when you read stories to the children. You must be organized, friendly, and be a good speaker.

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Interesting Facts ♦

The library has over 8,000 books, movies, magazines, and newspapers Usually 25-30 people visit the library every day that it is open The fine for late books is 10 cents a day

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Map Cashton Memorial Library is located at 720 Broadway Street in Cashton, Wisconsin. For more information visit the following website - http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwcdisplaylibrary.pl?RC=25859 or follow the Library on Facebook.

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Glossary current - right now fines - The fee or amount of money you pay when your book is overdue. librarian - the person in charge of the library service - when you pay someone to do a job for you

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About the Project The Cashton Elementary First Graders visited many places in order to learn about the goods and services our community provides to the people who live here. A huge thanks to all of the businesses we contacted who graciously allowed us to visit and learn. If you have questions about this project or would like to be included in the future, please contact one of the following teachers at the Elementary School (608-6547377). Rachel Huntzicker Beth Lee Dawn Stalsberg

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