of the Fort McCoy community who want information about readiness
issues for Soldiers, civilian employees and their families are welcome
to come to the Army Community Service (ACS) Center 2111 South 8th
Ave., where the ACS Resource Library has a wide variety of materials
available with relevant information.
A view of the Army Community
Service Resource Library, which offers information about
readiness. (Photo by Rob
Enghusen, ACS Information and Referral Program Manager, said the ACS
Resource Library is designed to meet specific needs or provide
specific materials that may not be readily addressed or available in a
traditional library setting.
have lots of resources," Enghusen said. "We are adding to
the library whenever we can. The resources are acquired based upon the
Resource Library has books, videos, audio cassette tapes, DVDs and
CDs, Enghusen said. ACS is upgrading the videos and audio cassette
tapes to DVDs and CDs as appropriate resources and funding are
identified and received.
cards aren’t required, but patrons are asked to provide basic
contact information. Enghusen said all information provided is kept
confidential in accordance with Privacy Act Laws and is for staff use
is available about topics such as Finance, Self-Improvement,
Volunteers, Employment, Education, Family Advocacy, Parenting, and
Relocation. A new Consumer Affairs section also is available. Customer
input is welcome to help ACS purchase new items, she said. There is no
charge to check out any of the materials.
Resource Library also participates in the Family Focus Program.
Families who participate in the program and use the Library receive
Family Focus Franks. Each month ACS spotlights featured books that can
be checked out and read to earn Family Focus Franks.
January, the spotlighted books will focus on preparing for deployment,
which helps Soldiers and families to better cope with the challenges
of being deployed. Featured titles, include "Home Fires
Burning," "Heroes At Home," "Down Range – To
Iraq And Back," "Separated by Duty, United By Love,"
"The Homefront Club," and "101 Ways To Be A Long
Distance Super Dad … Or Mom, Too."
families can earn 200 Family Focus Franks and a Military Family
Personal Organizer for checking out "Spotlight Materials."
They can earn 100 Family Focus Franks for checking out any of the many
other resource materials available.
featured books are limited to a one-week check out while all other
materials may be checked out for 30 days.
Focus Franks can be redeemed at ACS for McCoy Morale, Welfare and
more information about the Resource Library, stop by ACS or call ACS
at (608) 388-3505.
by Army Community Service.)