So this posting is going to have some personal information in it as well as how I tried to tie that back into the library.

As long time readers, and people who know me, are aware, in October 2012 I got married. There is one step toward maturity. My wife and I are about to take the next one: We are expecting our first child in early November. If born on All Saints’ Day, an almost endless possibility of names to choose from ☺. I was not ready to say anything too early, but with our ultrasound seemingly going well (no callbacks anyway, praise be to God) I was prepared to share this great news with you.

As I’m sure it is the case with most first-time parents (or at least fathers), this period of time is interspersed with “everything’s the same” along with “holy cow, everything has changed” moments. It is extremely exciting and nerve-racking, all at the same time.

There are plenty, almost too large of a selection, of new parenting books out there. I’m not here to say which are better or worse. However, the Salzmann Library has, or has access to from other Switch libraries like Alverno College and Cardinal Stritch University, a nice selection of prayers and meditations for new or expectant mothers, and a smaller selection for fathers as well. In our library one area of these books is at BV4847 and BV4846 for easy access. We use the Library of Congress system, which sorts the library by subject, so finding a book in one area usually means books around it might also be of interest.

So anyhow, this blog was mostly to share my news, along with a little Salzmann information.

As always, if you have any ideas and comments for things I could change, please let me know. If you have any books that you have read or have read the books I mention, please leave a comment. We here at Salzmann also want to know what people are reading. Comments are always appreciated – anything I can do to make this better I will strive my best to accomplish.

Here is some basic information about the library:
• Our standard hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, 12 to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Our address is 3257 S. Lake Dr., St. Francis, WI 53235, right next to Henni Hall, due west of the South Parking Lot.
• The library’s phone number is (414) 747-6479. If you would like to contact me through email, it is
• There is free Wi-Fi available.
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