Monday, October 26 - 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 28 - 1:30pm
Thursday, October 29 - 1:00pm
Saturday, October 31 - 10:00am
Tuesday, November 10 - 7:00pm

Upcoming Events

New Story on our Outdoor StoryWalk!

Read a book and enjoy the Wisconsin fall weather by visiting the library's new Outdoor StoryWalk this month. We invite you to wander through the library's patio areas and read the funny and lighthearted book How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague. This fun loving book shows that just like kids, little dinosaurs hate being sick, and going to the doctor can be pretty scary. The authors capture children's fears about being sick and put them to rest with playful read-aloud verse and amusing pictures.

The StoryWalk is open Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:30pm.

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. 

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.

Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance

Monday, Novemeber 9 there will be Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance at the Kilbourn Public Library with Serena Robson. Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans can change their premiums, co-pays and other plan details each year. Elder Benefit Specialists provide accurate non-biased information and assistance. Services through an Elder Benefit Specialist are free of charge. To schedule an appointment on November 9 contact Serena Robson, Elder Benefit Specialist with the Columbia County Aging and Disability Resource Center at 608-742-9210. Appointments on November 9 are designed to help those who are not able to complete an appointment via telephone. Additional dates and times are available for telephone appointments. **Residents of counties other than Columbia should contact their Elder Benefit Specialist in their perspective county.

Go Big Read Book Discussion

We are partnering with UW-Madison and the Madison Public Library to bring you online book discussions about this year's Go Big Read book, "Parkland" by Dave Cullen. These discussions will be happening Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 pm, Thursday, October 29 at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 pm and Wednesday, November 18 at 1:00 pm.  Click on this link to sign up for the book discussions. Books are availabale for checkout at the library.
Taking on the different voices and perspectives of the March for Our Lives Movement's key participants, "Parkland" is an in-depth examination of a pivotal moment in American culture. Cullen guides us into the hearts of the Douglas students as they cope with the common concerns of students everywhere. As a celebration of the passion exhibited by these astonishing students, who channeled their anger into a movement, this book explores hope after tragedy and is an inspiring call to action.
Go Big Read started 11 years ago and has grown to be one of the largest college common reading programs. It has united UW-Madison and local communities in reading and discussing timely topics, all with the goal of gaining a better understanding of each other and the issues.

Recovery is Real: 4-Part Series

Join Kilbourn Public Library and Ulrike Gruenberg in a lively online discussion about the meaning of recovery, whole-person recovery, and learn about different pathways to recovery, hope and resources. When we think of recovery we often think of addiction recovery first, and then perhaps mental health recovery. Some of us go as far as to say that we're all in recovery from something. Ulrike believes that too. Something takes a hold on us, a mental health challenge, a relationship, parenting, our own expectations and perfectionism, an addiction issue, even our need to control things. Throughout the month in this 4-part series we will be exploring what lies in the heart of recovery and why it  can be life-changing.

"Recovery helped me get closer to myself and thereby get closer to life." Ulrike Gruenberg, a person in long-term recovery, Life & Recovery Coach, will be introducing the topic through Facebook sessions Wednesdays in September. Questions may be submitted in advance and are welcome throughout the series. Questions can be e-mailed to the library or sent directly to Ulrike through her website

October Book Discussion

Due to our recent closure, we were unable to hold our book discussion for September's book, The Dinner List. But don't worry, we will be discussing The Dinner List in October! Take this extra time to think about who you would put on your personal dinner list and why. Then join us at the end of the month for thought provoking discussion.

At one point or another, we've all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we'd like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was actually to happen? These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends with in her utterly captivating novel The Dinner List. This novel has delightful magical realism and life-changing romance. When Sabrina arrives at her 30th birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there's a reason these six people have been gathered together. Delicious, but never indulgent, sweet with just the right amount of bitter, The Dinner List is a romance for our times.
We will discuss this novel twice this month, Monday, October 26 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, October 28 at 1:30 pm. Due to COVID19 the discussion will be held virtually rather than in person. You do not need to use a computer for this virtual book discussion. A smartphone or tablet will also work. The event will take place on Zoom. Please click here to register for this free online event.  We will use your email address to send you the link to participate. You will receive the link a day before the book discussion. If you can't join us for our online discussion please post your comments to our online book club blog at

Curbside Pickup & Bookmobile

Still a little too nervous to come into the library? We have many options to meet your library needs. Curbside pickup is still available. If you’d like to pick up your holds, call the library and we’ll schedule a no contact curbside pickup. Staff is here to grab items available on our shelves upon request. The bookmobile is out and about at Deer Run Estates, Tuesday mornings from 10:15-11:15am and Thursday afternoons at Colonial Park Apartments from 2:30-3:30pm. If you’d like to pick up your holds at one of the bookmobile locations, please call the library and let them know to bring your items along. Browsing is available on the bookmobile as well, and we only allow one person on the bookmobile at a time. There are plenty of books and movies on board for all ages. We encourage you to wear masks and practice social distancing. If you have any questions please call the library at 608-254-2146. Also our outdoor Book Drop is open.  You may return items to the book drop at any 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.


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