Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library : Celebrate National Library Week, April 12-18
The Kilbourn Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming. Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide and level the playing field by providing free access to information and technologies that many in their communities would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Libraries help to ensure the American dream and promote democracy by providing service to all regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status.
The Kilbourn Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering special programs and activities all week long. Check out our calendar or click here for a detailed schedule.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
For more information, visit the Kilbourn Public Library at 620 Elm Street in Wisconsin Dells, call 608-254-2146 or see the library’s Web site at dellslibrary.org.
We are gearing up for Opening Day and the baseball season with our 3rd Annual Bill Klinger Baseball Essay Contest. Bill Klinger, who passed away in January 2011, loved baseball - and his affinity for the game was not lost on his family. In Bill’s honor his family raises money each year to provide opportunities for young baseball fans to attend a Brewers game. Students in grades 2 through 6 are encouraged to write a short essay about their favorite baseball player or their favorite baseball memory. Two winners will be chosen and they will each receive 2 tickets to a Brewers game, a gas card and spending money. Essay forms can be picked up at the library or on the bookmobile. We will be having special Baseball Saturdays with opportunities to get help writing your essays on April 4 and April 11 from 10:00 a.m. - noon. You will even receive a special baseball treat! Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 a.m. - noon we will also have baseball papercrafts and on Saturday, April 11 we will have out the Wii so you can play baseball at the library.
The deadline for submitting essays will be during National Library Week, April 12 - 18.
For April, the book club will be reading Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. This novel is set in Minnesota in 1961. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder. Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him.
The book club will be discussing this novel by one of our favorite authors William Kent Krueger on two different occasions in April to try to accommodate everyone’s schedule. You are welcome to join us either Monday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. or Wednesday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m. If you can't meet with us in person, you are able to join in the discussion by visiting KPL Reads (our book club blog) and posting your comments.
Welcome to our new website. We are working hard (with a lot of assistance from our website guru at South Central Library System) to create a new website that highlights all the great resources, happenings and activities here at your Kilbourn Public Library. We will be making more changes to the website in the next couple of weeks and we would love to hear your feedback. Let us know what you think by posting a comment. Just click on the article title and make your suggestions in the comment box.
Let Us Help You! The Kilbourn Public Library accepts and appreciates donations of used books, CDs, videos, magazines or DVDs. If you are cleaning out your closets or garage please think of donating your used items to the library. The Friends of the Library turn your donations into money for the library at their book sales. Items may be dropped off at the library. If you have a large donation we can send the bookmobile out to pick it up. Your donation is tax deductible.
We are also on the lookout for Wisconsin Dells High School Yearbooks. Don’t throw those old yearbooks away - donate them to the library for our local reference shelf.
AND - if you have Legos that you are wanting out of your space - put them in ours. We are always looking for more to add to our collection.
We are pleased to announce that you - our patrons are now able to access your favorite digital magazines using Flipster™. Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.
In addition to hardcopy titles available in the library, we now have Flipster versions of magazines so patrons have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines can be downloaded via a native app for offline reading anytime, anywhere.
Flipster offers an easy, browseable reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links to quickly go to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.
To get started using Flipster™ click on the link in the sidebar of this page. For more information call or stop in the library.
You will flip over Flipster™!
Join us every Tuesday afternoon for card playing fun! From 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. the tables will be open for all interested Euchre enthusiasts. Don't know how to play - come on in, we will teach you. Euchre afternoons are part of our ongoing adult programming series. These programs are sponsored by our Friends group.