Friends of the Kilbourn Public Library will be hosting their last big book sale of the year on Saturday, October 8 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, October 9 from 9 am to 3 pm. There are adult books, children's books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, magazines, VHS tapes, puzzles and much more. We have a large selection of collector and rare books. If you need to fill your bookshelves, this is the place to be! All proceeds from the book sale are used to support the library. Stop by the book sale for some great deals.
Assistance is available at the Kilbourn Public Library for Medicare Open Enrollment to review or enroll in 2023 Part D or Advantage Plan. The Elder Benefit Specialist from Columbia County will meet with Columbia County residents over the phone or by appointment. Appointments are available for November 15 between 9 am - 2 pm. Call to schedule an appointment at 608-742-9210.
How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith is the UW Go Big Read book selection for 2022-2023 and our October book discussion. This compelling #1 New York Times bestseller examines the legacy of slavery in America and how both history and memory continue to shape our everyday lives. Clint Smith leads readers on an unforgettable tour of the monuments and landmarks that are honest about the past and those that are not. This offers an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nations collective history and ourselves. We will be discussing this book twice in the month of October: Monday, October 24 at 5:30 pm & Wednesday, October 26 at 1:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Here at the library we want to make sure you have a library card in your wallet. It gives you free access to books, CDs, magazines, movies and all kinds of other resources that can change your life or just make it a little bit more enjoyable. Find Your Voice at the library by signing up for, and utilizing your library card. It is a little card that goes a loud, long way. Libraries offer resources and services that help people pursue their passions and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond. A library card brings stories to life! So bring in the whole family and sign everyone up. Library cards are FREE and available at the library and on the bookmobile. You will need a picture ID and proof of your current address. Sign up in September and get a free library information packet and surprise giveaway! Also pay attention to our Facebook page for a fun "Find Your Voice" challenge for a chance to win a gift card.
Introducing another new online resource that is free with your library card! Infobase is an online learning center that offers free webinars that teach digital skills. There are tutorials on how to use Zoom, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Teams etc, Google Meet, Adobe progroams, iPad, career skills and so much more. These tutorials are one minute videos so once you've completed the first skill, you can move onto the next. You can use these tutorails to brush up on some old skills or learn something completely new! To access this resource have your library card handy and click on this link.
Introducing Access Video on Demand & Access Video-Just for Kids. With your library card, you now have unlimited access to thousands of videos. There is no wait and everything is completely bingeable! Stream our videos from your computer, laptop, tablet or smart TV. Any internet connected device will work. Browse & binge hundreds of subjects. Access Video producers include BBC, HBO, A&E, bio., History, Mondern Marvels, Rick Stevens, TED talks and many more. To login and explore Access Video on Demand, click on this link.
Access Video-Just for Kids has thousands of educational videos for your children to browse. Parents don't need to moniter this resource because all videos are educational and age appropriate. Franklin, Berenstain Bears, Reading Rainbow, Arthur, Xploration: Awesome Planet are just a few examples of what you find with this digital resource. Other subjects include ABC's & 123's, history, math, arts & music and many more. To login and explore Access Video-Just for Kids, click on this link.
HOOPLA IS HERE!
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 hoopladigital.com or download the free app to your web-enabled device. Sign in using your library card and enjoy!
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 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.