Tuesday, July 14 - 10:00am
Tuesday, July 14 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, July 14 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 08 - 10:00am
Thursday, July 09 - 2:00pm

Upcoming Events

Patriotic Hometown Hero - David Murray

Meet and talk with one of our community's local heroes David Murray.  Dave is a Veteran who will be here to talk about his service to our country.  You will also have a chance to make patriotic greeting cards to send to someone special or to be distributed to veterans in our community.  Join us on Thursday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m. for this special program.

Summer Program for Adults

Adults are invited to  Escape the Ordinary this summer. Participate in the library’s adult summer reading program and try a new genre, read a book to inspire you or read something that will leave you breathless.  Look for our Escape the Ordinary displays and book suggestion lists to make your summer reading extraordinary.  Participate in our weekly trivia contests and win Book Sale Bucks!

Summer Library Program

Join us this summer for our Summer Library Program as we explore “Every Hero Has a Story” at the Kilbourn Public Library.  Unmask the adventures of reading by attending special programs and activities featuring reading, super heroes, music, animals, dance, art, crafts, prizes and more. 
The Reading Program is for preschoolers through young adults. To be eligible for special prizes, youth are encouraged to participate by keeping track of independent reading minutes or family read-aloud time (at home, on vacation, traveling or while at the library). Additional incentive prizes will be available each week for just visiting us at the library.

Local Author Talk

Meet  local author Diana (Spargo) Ryan on Wednesday, July 15 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Kilbourn Public Library.

Diana is taking people behind the scenes of the Dells in her debut  novel “The Carrier”. Much of the story takes place on the boat tours, with the book giving some history on the river, the rock formations and Native American history.  The story is told from the perspective of the two main characters who are working in the Dells for the summer. The novel cleverly weaves a tale of adventure, mystery and romance. This is the first book in a four book series.
Diana grew up in the Dells and began working as a tour guide for the boats at the age of 14.  Diana’s experiences of sharing the history of the Dells area to tourists led her to her current career as a teacher. The natural beauty of the river and this area provided inspiration for this novel. Come and meet Diana to learn more about this novel and her writing experience. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Kilbourn Public Library.

 

July Book Club Selection

The book club selection for July is Taken for Granted by Leslyn Amthor Spinelli.  This novel is set in Madison, Wisconsin, amid the backdrop of the federal criminal justice system. When former prosecutor Caroline Spencer answers a middle-of-the-night call for help from her friend Kae Daniles - a prominient medical researcher - she has no idea the toll it will take. Her seven-year-old daughter, her marriage, her professional relationships, and her sometime precarious emotional health are all jeopardized.  Taken for Granted is page-turning psychological fiction. 

Join us at the library on Monday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. or Wednesday, July 29 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Leslyn Amthor Spinelli's debut novel.  If you can't join us in person, post your comments on our book club blog - KPL Reads. New faces and voices are always welcome.

Summer Art Workshop

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The Kilbourn Public Library is once again offering a Summer Art Workshop. This 6 week, adults only class is scheduled on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 –3:00 p.m. The starting date is June 24 and the concluding session is scheduled for July 29.  Planned exercises will start with the basic sketching and progress to the more advanced skills.  During the workshop students will develop a sketchbook / journal as well as complete individual original drawings.  As in the past, ALL levels of ability are encouraged to come and enjoy our art afternoons.

New Website

Welcome to the new website

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.

Donate to the Library

Spring Cleaning?
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.

Introducing Flipster™, A New Way to Access Digital Magazines

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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™!

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