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Friday, October 16, 2020

On The Road Friday ~ Curbside Pickup at the Cameron Library

 Hi Friends,

On the Road Friday posts are when I highlight a place that we have visited. Past posts have been adventures to Wisconsin state parks, our road trip to South Dakota and cross country ski adventures. Today we are going to travel just down the street from my house, to our local library. Our local library is open for curbside pickup. We can order books using the online system or calling our library for help in finding books. When our books are available for pick up, we schedule a curbside pick up.

We return our books in the outdoor book drop.

In June our librarian, Dawn asked if I would spruce up the front entrance. The library may not be open as usual, but it was still open in a new way and she wanted it to have it look "open", she swept down the cobwebs and I created three flower pots.

I created the pots using wave petunias, wandering jew and sedum, they thrived and bloomed all summer long.

I thought I had a photo of the potted plants I did for the library, I guess I do not. You can just see one of the pots in the photo below.

At the end of September I shared with Dawn that we would be happy to decorate the library entrance for Autumn. She loved the idea.

In the meantime, our son needed to swap vehicles with us. He had our Ford Escape, that you can lay the seats down, easily lay corn stalks down  and shut the hatch door.

We got his little Nissian Versa, that does not really have a way to transport corn stalks, unless you decide to get creative.


Thankfully, we live only a few blocks from the library. We loaded our son's car with the corn stalks, pumpkins and drove down the street to the library. A little girl riding her bike did a double look, but I am sure she added the sighting of a small car traveling with corn stalks, to the list of crazy things of 2020!



Using corn stalks, pumpkins, broom corn, and ribbon we created a fun curbside entrance for our local library.


Thank you for joining me on this, on the road Friday to the front doors of our local library. Is your local library open? Or are they doing curbside pick up too?

Enjoy the weekend!




  1. Just perfect for Fall, and you can tell that the library is open now. Yes, our library now has curbside pickup, too.

  2. This is a great way to help out the community. I love to see decorations throughout a town. So nice of you to volunteer your time to do this. Where there is a will, there is a way and you did a great job at getting the corn stalks there. The entrance looks so nice.

  3. haha, Carla, I would be just like the kid on the bike...I would have looked twice. I love our library. I have not been for about 3 years now..with Ted's issues and now this Virus around. I like the smell of books. The fresh decorations should let others know it's open(new kind of open). Blessings to you, stay safe, xoxo, love, Susie

  4. Carla you are so sweet and so creative and giving. I love that you are sprucing up your local library entrance. I think so many people depend on good reads right now so to see the pretty when they pull up is so wonderful. You are to cute with your stalks hanging out the car window lol! Just these little things make a big difference. Hope the boys are good and you have a great weekend. xoxo Kris

  5. Your entrance looks very inviting and it will probably get the attention of some folks that thought the library was closed. Curbside service is a great idea.

  6. Carla, we live in Sauk Prairie Wi which consists of two towns: Sauk City and Prairie du Sac. Coincidentally, we are the home of Culver's restaurants! Each city has a library named after the Sr. Culvers who have passed. Prairie du Sac has the Ruth Culver library and Sauk City has the George Culver library, both donated by this very giving family. Ours are also open for Curbside pickup!!

  7. Haha, re: the car and the corn stalks. You are creative! Your spring and fall decorations look nice. Our library is doing the same thing for pick-ups and drop-offs. Happy reading. :)

  8. The little red car with cornstalks hanging out the window would get a lot of attention. You did a good job decorating the front of the library. You seem to always be busy doing for others. You have such a kind heart.

  9. Carla, your fall decoration is really creative. I would have never thought of using the pumpkin as a container for cornstalk.

    We have used hollowed pine logs as pots for our church hall entrance for our fall suppers, in past years. Part of a big pine tree that had to be cut down because of rot on our church property was put to good use. They were huge pots and could hold large bouquets of corn stalks, plume grass, colorful maple branches, cat tails and dried plant material. I think that there were bales of straw, pumpkins also in the decorations. One of our parishioner was very creative. I can't remember exactly what they contained as I don't have a digital picture of it. I took pictures of it but put them in a church picture album.

    Keep on being creative, stay safe and well.
    Hugs, Julia

  10. Our local library is now open but with restricted opening times and numbers who can visit at any one time.
    I haven't used it recently.

    Hope you've had a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

  11. PS Also meant to say, I like the fun curb side entrance for your local library.

    All the best Jan

  12. Our library was doing curbside but they are open now (and still offer curbside for those who need it). I really missed the library when it was closed!

  13. How perfect for fall! Love the car too :)
    Viroqua library transitioned from curbside to being open again, early in September I believe.


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