Visit the library on Friday, June 28 at 2:00pm for Leatherberry Acres Mini Petting Zoo! Enjoy a mini traveling petting zoo and other farm-related activities as Leatherberry Acres brings animals to the library. The program is free and all ages are welcome to attend. Children who are 8 years old and younger must have a parent or caregiver in attendance.
Wednesdays, June 26-August 21 art and creativity will flow this summer at the Kilbourn Public Library. Featuring Art Workshops that are designed and offered for children of all ages. Workshops are taught by professional teaching artists and all art supplies and nutritious snacks are provided. Each class is free of charge. Class size is limited so call at the library to sign up. Check-in is at 12:30pm and the workshops are from 1:00-4:00pm.
Wednesday, June 26- Sketch Book & Pouch Making with Melanie Sainz. All ages are welcome.
Wednesday, July 10- Nature-inspired Pottery. All ages are welcome.
Wednesday, July 17- Poetry & Pictures with June Paul. Ages 12-15.
Wednesday, July 24- Rug Weaving with Linda Metoxen. Ages 9-15.
Wednesday, July 31- Bookmaking with Felisia Sainz. Ages 12-15.
Wednesday, August 7- Graphic Novel Illustration with Jim Terry. Ages 12-15.
Wednesday, August 14- Stone Beads and Porcupine Quills with Melanie Sainz. Ages 9-15.
*Also coming soon, there will be 3 adult art workshops offered*
Imagination station Art Workshops are sponsored by Friends of the Kilbourn Public Library, Little Eagle Arts Foundation, and Gregory C. Van Wie Charitable Foundation
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 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.