As a lifelong Packers' fan, I am generally resistant to all things bear related; but Mukwonago is the "Place of the Bear Clan" and the village has adopted the bear as its unofficial mascot, so it seems right that the Mukwonago Community Library should have a bear. And now we do!
Thanks to the generosity of Mike and Sue Graczyk, and the talents and kindness of Bob Younger and Lee Wegner of Younger’s Woodery, the library has a new resident in our lobby. Bob and Lee have created a fantastic sculpture for the lobby, an adult black bear reading a book atop a pile of other books. It is too cool. Mike and Sue donated the money for the bear, and Bob and Lee also donated most of their time in creating the sculpture.
Additional pictures of the bear can be found at the Younger's Woodery website, but to really appreciate the bear you need to see it in person. Bring the kids and check out our new library mascot. We hope to work with Bob and Lee in the future to add a few bear cubs to the lobby to keep Mama (Papa?) Bear company.
A huge thank you to Mike and Sue Graczyk for donating the funds for the bear, and to Bob Younger and Lee Wegner for their amazing work and their kindness in putting so much extra effort and time into creating the bear.