4-H Club “Library Lenders”

McIntosh Memorial Library’s

Vernon County 4-H Club

“Library Lenders”

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Youth currently enrolled in 5K (five-year-old-Kindergarten) through Grade 13 (one year beyond high school graduation) may enroll in McIntosh Memorial’s “Library Lenders” 4-H Club.

Family enrollment begins in December 2022 and is ongoing throughout 2023.

There is no cost to participate.

HOW TO ENROLL? There are several options of how-to enroll:

  • Families can enroll online. Press this link to ENROLL ONLINE
  • Or, attend a Library Lender’s 4-H Club meeting
    • Second Monday of each month, in McIntosh Memorial Library’s lobby, from 3:45-4:45pm
  • Or, email or call the Vernon County 4-H Extension Office to speak with Vernon County Senior 4-H Educator, Emery Bork.

MEETING INFORMATION

Open to all! Meeting are open to all, regardless of membership status. Those who are interested in membership, but haven’t enrolled yet, are highly encouraged to attend a monthly meeting!

When? Club meetings occur on the second Monday of every month.

Where? Meeting are held in McIntosh Memorial Library’s lobby.

Time? Monthly meetings begin at 3:45pm and finish by 4:45pm.

Who? Parent/caregiver participation is encouraged! However, enrolled Club members may be dropped-off with a “sign-in”, and, picked up with a “sign-out” on the Meeting Attendance Form which is in possession of the Club Leaders.

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The purpose of Library Lenders 4-H Club is to provide positive youth development opportunities to meet the needs of young people to experience belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.

Being a part of Library Lenders 4-H Club means youth receive the opportunity to meet others, learn how to conduct and be a part of a meeting, experience speakers from a diverse set of topics, go on field trips and much more!

Our club members will perform service activities, give demonstration speeches, and can participate in county, state, national, and international opportunities!

Vernon County 4-H programs are grounded in the belief that youth learn best by doing. Youth complete hands-on projects in areas like the arts, science, agriculture, and technology in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Regardless of project area, all 4-H programs include mentoring and career readiness as core elements.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old must youth be to join 4-H? 4-H is open to all youth in grades 5K-13. (Five-year-old-Kindergarten through one year past high school graduation.)

How much does 4-H cost?  4-H is free, however a one-time five dollar donation is requested per youth to help cover insurance and programming-costs. Scholarships may be provided. The dollar donation is accepted and managed by Emery Bork, Vernon County Senior 4-H Educator and Library Lenders Interim Club Leader.

Must youth reside in Vernon County to participate in Vernon County 4-H? No, however youth must select only one county for 4-H participation.

Must youth reside in the City of Viroqua to be members of the Library Lenders Club? No. Youth may reside within or outside of the City of Viroqua limits and enroll as members of the Library Lenders 4-H Club. Additionally, youth can be enrolled in more than one Vernon County 4-H Club.

When can members join 4-H? Youth can join any time beginning in December 2022 and throughout 2023.

How does my family join 4-H? There are several ways to join! See points below.

  • ENROLL ONLINE
  • Or, attend a Library Lender’s 4-H Club meeting
    • Second Monday of each month, in McIntosh Memorial Library’s lobby, from 3:45-4:45pm
  • Or, email or call the Vernon County 4-H Extension Office to speak with Vernon County Senior 4-H Educator, Emery Bork.

Learn more about Vernon County 4-H

VERNON COUNTY 4-H CLUBS EXTENSION OFFICE WEBSITE

Find Vernon County 4-H on Facebook and Instagram at: @vernoncounty4h

Further questions? Contact McIntosh Memorial Library Youth Services Director, Laci Sheldon, at [email protected] or call 608.637.7151 extension 5.