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23 04, 2020

YouTube and the Library

Today is the 15th anniversary of the first YouTube video upload. Fifteen years! To help celebrate this technology during National Library Week, we're sharing videos YOU can watch on YouTube from our favorite local library service, the Door County Library system. Door County Library playlists: Lectures - learn about local spring herbs, tips for raising chickens and ducks in your backyard, literacy lessons, and more Door County Reads - covers author events from 2018 through 2020, including the most recent presentation by Leif Enger at Sturgeon Bay High School Children & Family Programs - Looking for something more wholesome for [...]

21 04, 2020

Fan Favorites Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! It's National Library Week and to celebrate all things BOOKS the staff at Rowleys Bay Resort and Grandma's Swedish Bakery are sharing their favorite books for you to see. Today's theme is favorite books and series. See what we've picked:                               Share yours! What books and series are your absolute favs? We're on Instagram and Facebook.   PS - Get your bingo cards in!

20 04, 2020

Must-Reads for Monday

Happy Monday! That's the official word on what day it is, for those of us who are having a hard time keeping track anymore. In keeping with the spirit of Mondays and National Library Week, today we're talking about books we were forced to read but ended up liking, and some obscure finds that surprised us.                             Share yours! What books have you read that are super obscure must-reads or surprise hits? We're on Instagram and Facebook.   PS - Get your bingo cards in!

19 04, 2020

It’s National Library Week! What are you reading?

From the American Library Association website: "The theme for National Library Week 2020, "Find your place at the library," was chosen some time ago, before any of us could imagine the emergence of a global pandemic that would force most libraries to temporarily close their physical spaces. But you can still find your place at the library because libraries are open for business online, providing the virtual services and digital content their communities need more than ever. You can access ebooks, movies, music, video games, virtual storytimes and activities, and so much more — all from the the comfort of [...]

18 04, 2020

Self-Care Saturday, Door County Style

Over the past thirty days I've spent a lot of time on Instagram. Normally, there wouldn't be anything remarkable about this - I've been posting daily for our super fun game of bingo - but the last month has been no normal month. While Door County is generally thought of as a destination, a place you have to physically visit in order to enjoy, the past few weeks have proven to me that we are a flexible lot, and if we are asked to bring Door County to you, we shall figure out how to deliver. Your favorite shops and [...]

17 04, 2020

Throwback Friday – April 2018 Blizzard

On April 16th, 2018, Rowleys Bay got an unprecedented late spring blizzard. Up to 32" of snow fell in Door County! The next day there was a lot of cleaning up to do. Snow from the pool roof slid off and completely covered the windows and raised beds.   I just did not even want to tackle this. There are other doors, right?   It doesn't look like much until you see where the doorknob is in comparison to the snow. Yes, those are first floor windows!   I couldn't even enjoy it [...]

16 04, 2020

Day 30 of Bingo – Segway

Biking and hiking are two ways you can enjoy the hundreds of miles of trails and shoreline you'll find in northern Door County. Can you think of a third? We have an exciting idea for you: Segways! And not just any kind of Segways, offroad Segways. Rick's Off-Road Segway Adventures of Door County is by far the coolest way to explore the unique features that make up Door County's landscape. With beefy tires, these Segways will take you over sand and mud, grass and boardwalks, through wooded and beach paths, on concrete and gravel. You don't need to be a [...]

15 04, 2020

Day 29 of Bingo – Newport State Park

TOMORROW is the last day for bingo so be sure to send your card to bingo @ to be entered! Don't worry - we'll leave submissions open for a week or two so you have time to complete your card and send it in. Know someone who hasn't had a chance to play? Have them print a card and fill it out! Get started here. We won't leave you hanging. We'll start a new game, to be determined. ;) The land northeast across Rowleys Bay is part of Newport State Park, one of five state parks in Door County [...]

14 04, 2020

Day 28 of Bingo – Swimming

Whether it's at our indoor pool or at Sand Bay Beach around the corner, we know that our guests love to visit and go swimming. Are you missing the roar of the waves, the sun on your face, the sand in your...everywhere? Us too! Take a virtual tour of Door County beaches, courtesy of Destination Door County and YouTube. This isn't even it. There are MORE. Do you know how many beaches there are in Door County? CTAs, you should know this. The answer may surprise you! Today's BINGO phrase is SWIMMING! Mark over it with 4/14 (or X if [...]

13 04, 2020

Day 27 of Bingo – Cherries

Yesterday was a FREE SPACE for BINGO so hopefully you have a winning page! Be sure to submit it for a chance to win cool prizes. Instructions here. If you've ever been to Door County, or even if you've just heard about it at some point, you probably know we have a thing with cherries. Cherries everywhere! We put them in everything, we put them ON everything, and we even let you come snatch them right off the trees. In fact, we encourage it! Cherry Picking Scene, Door County, Wisconsin. Photo hanging in Grandma's Swedish Bakery. Click to enlarge [...]