Monday, November 29 - 12:30pm
Monday, November 29 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, November 30 - 10:00am

Upcoming Events

Holiday Book Sale & Ornament Making

Saturday, November 27 join us for a special get ready for the holidays event. Our Friends of the Kilbourn Library group will be hosting a specail Holiday Book Sale. It will feature specially priced books and DVDs for children and adults. Perfect for holiday giving or to add to your own personal library. The sale goes from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

We will have an Ornament Making program all day inside the library. Stop by and create a few ornaments to decorate your holiday tree. Take crafts to go or do them at the library. All ages are welcome and all supplies are provided.

November Book Discussion

In November we will be discussing the UW Go Big Read 2021/2022 book selection Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. Gyasi’s novel follows the story of Gifty, a PhD candidate in neuroscience studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction, which have impacted her personally. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief. It is a novel about faith, science, religion and love. Join us to discuss this powerful book on Monday, November 29 at 5:30 pm or Wednesday, December 1 at 1:30 pm.  The  Go Big Read common book program is designed to unite UW-Madison and local communities by generating discussions and exchanges of diverse ideas that are explored in the chosen books. Go Big Read!


Outdoor StoryWalk

*NEW* StoryWalk!
Join us outside and around the library for a new story on our popular StoryWalk. "We're Going On A Leaf Hunt" by Steve Metzger is fun for the whole family. It will be an adventure locating and searching for different leaves. There will be fall leaf crafts and activities inside you can do at the library or take with you to do at home.

Introducing Hoopla!

In an attempt to help meet the need for digital content, the library is adding Hoopla to it's digital resources. Hoopla includes over 700,000 e-books and audio books, music and video content. It's a great resource being offered in addition to Overdrive and Libby. The best part? THERE'S NO WAITING! Just visit or download the free app to your web-enabled device. Sign in using your library card and enjoy!

Mobile Hotspots Available for Check Out

Did you know that we have mobile WiFi hotspots available for checkout? These are devices you can use to connect to the Internet. They will work for your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. The hotstpot is portable, so you can connect your device almost anywhere you are, like at home, on the bus, or in the park. Mobile hotspots can be checked out for 7 days at a time.

When The Moon Is A Silver Canoe

When The Moon Is A Silver Canoe was originally written by Captain Don Saunders in 1946. The book includes history, poetry and Indian Legends of the Wisconsin Dells. Lucky for us, local resident Bonnie Alton created a revised edition of this book that is for sale here at the library. Part of the proceeds from this book go to the Friends of the Kilbourn Public Library so stop in and grab a copy to help support the library and our local author! Copies are sold for $20.00.

Sign Up for a Library Card Online

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. You can also visit Overdrive Kids with your library card, which is an easy way to browse all of the kids ebooks and audiobooks!

***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!

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 if you have any questions or you have a current library card but don't know your PIN. 

A to Z Food America

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!

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