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.
Thursday, June 20 at 5:30pm the library will be having a Hot Dog Supper and Family Program featuring Astronomer John Heasley. John is an astronomy educator with Driftless Stargazing LLC, a Solar System Ambassador Volunteer and Master Teacher with NASA/JPL. Get ready to remember the past and imagine the future of space exploration. The supper will start at 5:30pm and the program will begin at 6:00pm. The program is free and all ages are welcome to attend!
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.
For the month of June we will be discussing The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. This book is a novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss. It is set in 1980's Chicago and contemporary Paris. The story follows art director, Yale Tishman's career as it flourishes while around him the AIDS epidemic grows. The novel takes us through the heartbreak of the '80's and the chaos of the modern world as our protagonist struggles to find the goodness in the midst of disaster. We will be discussing this book and exploring our creative side with a painting project on Monday, June 24 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30pm. Join us here at the library or participate with fellow readers by sending a comment to our book club blog at kplbookclub.blogspot.com.
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.