Closed Today

Kilbourn Public Library will be Closed Today, Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Due to staffing shortage. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 delightful book What I Like About Me by Allia Zobel-Nolan. This fun loving book shows kids that, in a world where fitting in is the norm, being different is what makes us all special. At the end of the book, we will have a craft available to do on the patio, in the library or to take home with you. Come and celebrate what you like about you!  The StoryWalk will be closed if it rains. The StoryWalk opens on September 10!

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! 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. 

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

September Book 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, September 28 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, September 30 at 1:30 pm. Due to COVID 19 the discussion may take place virtually rather than in person. Watch our website and Facebook page for more information. You can always participate on 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. **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.

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!

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!


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