Expanding Library Services beginning May 26

Great news! The library will begin expanding their services starting Tuesday, May 26. In addition to offering curbside pick-up and return of library materials, a limited number of public computers will be available for use. Printing and faxing services will also be available. Social distancing and room capacity limits will be enforced and masks are encouraged. Reference service, reader's advisory, and hold placement will be available by phone at 608-254-2146 or e-mail staff@dellslibrary.org. Library hours will be Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm. Free WiFi is available outside near the Fountain Seating Area and the username & password will be posted on the door by the fountain.

Friday, May 22 from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, May 23 from 9:00am-2:00pm we are accepting returns of all library items. If you have library items that you have been holding on to for quite some time now, please return these items in the large bin in the turn-around labled "RETURN ITEMS HERE" --DVD's, magazines, books, audiobooks, puzzles etc.

Free Outdoor WiFi Available!

Do you miss using the free Wireless Internet at the library? Good news! We now offer free, 24/7- Wireless Internet outside by the fountain seating area. Have a seat in the grass, on the picnic table, or bring a lawn chair and enjoy our free outdoor WiFi. Check the sign posted on the back door for login information-name & password. Masks are encouraged and make sure you practice social distancing. Stay safe and healthy everyone!

Curbside Pick-up Hours Expanded

We have expanded the hours for our Curbside PickUp to include Saturdays.  You are now able to request and pickup items Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  We are loaning materials that are at our library—including DVDs, Blu-Ray, Audio Books, Magazines, Puzzles and Books. Items may be returned during these hours also.  Please use the bin provided.

It’s easy to request library materials. You can place your holds for items on LinkCat through our website at dellslibrary.org. If you would like the materials right away, please make sure the items you are requesting are available on the shelf at the Kilbourn Public Library.  If you need help placing holds just call us or send an email to staff@dellslibrary.org. When you get a call letting you know your hold is in give us a call at 608-254-2146. Please make sure you have your library card number ready when you call. We will arrange a time for your curbside pickup. All curbside pickup must be scheduled ahead of time.

Items will be picked up in the turnaround in front of the library. Please enter the turnaround from the south and proceed to the stop sign. A staff member will bring out your items in a bag and place them by the book drop. Please allow the staff member time to reenter the building before exiting your car to pick up the items. We want to keep all of our patrons and staff safe.

All items checked out before April 24 will have a due date of June 1.  Standard loan periods will apply to any items checked out using our curbside service.

Thank you for your patience during this time!

Sign Up for a Library Card Online

Want to use the library's free ebooks and online resources when we're closed, but you don't have a library card?  No problem!

While you are remaining safer at home, we have set up a virtual library card to meet the needs of the community while we are closed.

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.  The virtual library card will expire on June 30 but visit us at the library or on the bookmobile when we re-open to get a full-use card by providing a photo ID and proof of address. Please email cathyb@dellslibrary.org if you have any questions or you have a current library card but don't know your PIN. 

2020 Census

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding will flow into communities every year for the next decade. The funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size or location. Census results affect planning and funding for health care including programs such as Medicaid, Medicare Part B, State Children's Health Insurance, and the prevention and treatment of substance abuse. Also, Census data helps communities respond to natural disasters, and secure funding for hospitals and fire departments. Click on this link to respond to the the Census today. https://my2020census.gov/

Ebooks, E-Audiobooks & More

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!

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! https://www.scls.lib.wi.us/cgi-bin/libauth.cgi?connectto=WIDAZFOOD

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