This September, the Kilbourn Public Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month. This year, Disney's The Incredibles are Library Card Sign-Up Month honorary chairs, helping to promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways that libraries and librarians transform lives and communities through education. National Library Card Sign-Up Month is a great time to get a library card if you don't have one and explore the resources, programming activities and materials to check out that are all available free of charge - all year. To find out the value of a free library card, check out the Library Value Calculator on our website. Join us for the movie The Incredibles on Saturday, September 15th at 10:00am.
Bring your toddler to the library for an all new Toddler Time. On Wednesdays, we will be exploring something different with toddlers. We will include lots of stories along with tunes, tall tales, toys, talent and tons of terrific toddler fun. The toddler storytime is perfect for children who are just beginning to walk and preschoolers who might not be ready to sit. Activities will include parachute play, dance, and activities to enhance your child's gross motor skills. Stories and activities will be designed for toddlers. A parent or caregiver is required to be in attendance. Also, stay tuned for special Wednesday Toddler Time guests to be announced. Wednesdays, 10:00 am at the library.
It's that time again, time for fall festivals and book sales! The Friends of the Kilbourn Public Library have been hard at work getting ready for not just one, but two September book sales. They will once again be holding their biggest book sale of the year during Wo-Zha-Wa weekend. The sale dates are Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 from 9am to 5pm each day. This year we will also be having a book sale in conjunction with Kilbourn City Live on Friday, September 28 from 2pm to 6pm and Saturday, September 29 from 9am to 5pm. At both sales we will have a large number children's and adult books, audiobooks, DVDs, videos, CDs, and magazines available. Collector and rare books will also be available and individually priced. All proceeds from the book sales are used to support the library throughout the year.
This month our book discussion will be on Diane Chamberlain's novel The Stolen Marriage. According to the book jacket, Tess DeMello's life is changed forever because of one mistake on one fateful night. She becomes trapped in a strange loveless marriage with no way out. Working as a nurse during a sudden polio epidemic she works to save the lives of her patients. But can she untangle the truth behind her husband's mysterious behavior and find the love and the life she was meant to have? Steeped in history and filled with heart wrenching twists, The Stolen Marriage is an emotionally captivating novel of secrets, betrayals, prejudice, and fogiveness.
We will discuss this book on Monday, September 24 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, September 26 at 1:30pm. If you can't make it in person please use the online blog kplbookclub.blogspot.com to post your comments and thoughts on the book.
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.
Join us every Tuesday afternoon for card playing fun! From 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. the tables will be open for all interested Euchre enthusiasts. Don't know how to play - come on in, we will teach you. Euchre afternoons are part of our ongoing adult programming series. These programs are sponsored by our Friends group.