Saturday, August 29 is the 5th Saturday of the month so it's time for a Family Fun Day! It's time to celebrate back to school with games, activities, crafts and food. We will also be unveiling our NEW Playaway Launchpads - preloaded tablets with early literacy games for preschoolers. Come and check one out!
The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes for the August selection.
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . . Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common - a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
Join us on Wednesday, August 26 at 1:30 p.m. or Monday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this thought provoking 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.
The Kilbourn Public Library is pleased to be taking part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year. NaNoWriMo celebrates its 17th year of empowering diverse voices, supporting writers in a variety of settings and building creative writing communities around the world. We invite aspiring authors to join the NaNoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in the 30 days of November. Last year over 400,000 people on six continents participated.
Michael Dodd has completed the challenge twice and published a novel he drafted during NaNoWriMo. He has volunteered to explain how the free program works and how the library plans to make its resources available to local writers this November. Join Michael for an hour-long introductory meeting on Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. or Monday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. Two more sessions in October will help prepare you to begin the work and provide hints on how to keep motivated, followed at the end of the month by a kickoff celebration. During scheduled times in November, the library will provide space for writers to work. Michael will be available on those dates for additional help and encouragement. For more information, call or come by the library to pick up a flyer. There is no charge for this program and it is open to anyone who wants to take up the challenge. Are you Ready?
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.
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.