For the month of August we will be reading and discussing The Library Book by Susan Orlean. On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous and consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Award-winning author Susan Orlean begins with an account of this fire and continues to deliver a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before. We finish out our Summer Book Discussion Events with a discussion of this book on the patio! Join us to enjoy what we hope will be a lovely summer evening on the patio, discussing a book about our favorite place, the library. Monday, August 26 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, August 28 at 1:30pm.
The Kilbourn Public Library will be one of the sites for the Summer Lunch Program. Lunch will be served FREE here Monday through Friday from 11:15-11:40am for all area children age 18 or younger. Lunches begin June 12 and end August 23.
Come to the library to sign up, start reading and attend special programs featuring out-of-this-world crafts, stories, activities, great books and so much more. The Summer Reading Program is for EVERYONE! All Ages! To be eligible for special prizes, participants are encouraged to keep track of independent reading minutes or family read-aloud time any place or anywhere all summer long. Adults can participate by signing up and attending special summertime book discussion events. Discover a Universe of Stories this summer! For more information on additional summer programs please download our Summer Calendar of Events.
Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provided. Get together with others and color. Every Friday from 10:00 a.m.-Noon.
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.