The library and book drop will be closed over 4th of July weekend, July 3-5. Please hold on to any returns you may have until we reopen on Monday, July 6 at 9:00am. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
We are continuing our Facebook event where we are exploring a life based on kindness. Our leading question is: How do we go beyond our simple trained behaviors of kindness like thanking the clerk at the grocery store or smiling at strangers to creating a base of kindness that becomes our inherent response to life's ups and downs? Ulrike Gruenberg, Psychologist and Professional Recovery & Life Coach will lead the 3rd part of this 3-part series on Wednesday, July 8 at 10:00am via Facebook. Go to our Facebook page and join us as we virtually probe into living a life of kindness. If you missed parts 1 and 2, you can still go to our Facebook page and view the videos at your convenience. Don't miss this wonderful and relevant opportunity!
Summer Reading is in full swing! It's already July but there is still time to sign up and read. Kids and adults both can come in and sign up or use the Beanstack app from our website. Keep track of your reading all summer long for more chances to win special prizes! Free activity bags and crafts celebrating the theme Imagine Your Story are available to do here at the library or take home. Watch for fun and different activities and projects each week! We have reading lists for all ages so you can find some new and exciting reads this summer. Stop in and see us or download the Beanstack app today and get reading!
The July book selection is Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Pay It Forward is a wondrous and moving story about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town who accepts the challenge that his teacher gives his class, a chance to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world for the better, and put that plan into action. The plan that Trevor comes up with is so simple, so naive, that when others learn of it they are dismissive. But will it work? In the end, Pay It Forward is the story of seemingly ordinary people made extraordinary by the simple faith of a child.
We will be discussing this book on Monday, July 27 at 5:30pm and Wednesday, July 29 at 1:30pm. The book discussion will be held virtually through Zoom or outside on the library patio. Watch for more information on our website and Facebook page. Books are available here at the library.
Do you miss using the free Wireless Internet at the library? Good news! We now offer free, 24/7- Wireless Internet outside by the fountain seating area. Have a seat in the grass, on the picnic table, or bring a lawn chair and enjoy our free outdoor WiFi. Check the sign posted on the back door for login information-name & password. Masks are encouraged and make sure you practice social distancing. Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Sign up for a digital library card online!
To get your virtual library card, fill out a short online form and we'll send you a new library card number via email within 48 hours. You'll have instant access to over 71,000 ebooks and audiobooks through Wisconsin’s Digital Library, as well as our language learning database Transparent Language Online, our new foodie database AtoZ Food America and many more free (with your library card) online resources. The virtual library card will expire at the end of summer but visit us at the library to get a full-use card by providing a photo ID and proof of address. Stop in, we're open! Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or you have a current library card but don't know your PIN.
Please don't forget you can access digital library services such as ebooks, e-audios, and online databases with your library card at no cost. You can access these resources right here from our website. You can download the Libby App or Overdrive App on your smart phone, tablet, e-reader or laptop and access free ebooks, audiobooks and DVDs. Overdrive has tons of books for all ages!
Kilbourn Public Library now has a subscription to A to Z Food America. Check out regional, state, and ethnic cuisines for the entire country. A to Z Food America also contains large-scale historical, ingredient, and reference modules of great use to cooks, culinary students, and historians. So if you're interested in picking up some new recipes or learning about food and culture, click on this link to check it out! https://www.scls.lib.wi.us/cgi-bin/libauth.cgi?connectto=WIDAZFOOD