Join us outside and around the library for a new story on our popular StoryWalk. "We're Going On A Leaf Hunt" by Steve Metzger is fun for the whole family. It will be an adventure locating and searching for different leaves. There will be fall leaf crafts and activities inside you can do at the library or take with you to do at home.
Celebrate Halloween with us and the Wausau Paranormal Research Society on Friday, October 29 from 6:00-7:30 pm as they demonstrate how to investigate paranormal activity. The group will also share the results of their investigations of the Columbus Public Library and Columbus City Hall in a live virtual event. Registration is required. If you'd like to register, click here. You may view this spooky presentation on your smart phone, computer, tablet or laptop.
Stop by the library for early release days on Wednesday, October 6 & Wednesday, October 20 for games, crafts and activities led by the WDHS Key Club. 12:45 - 4:00 pm .
The book selection for October is An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Looking to earn some easy cash, Jessica Farris agrees to be a test subject in a psychological study about ethics and morality. But as the study moves from the exam room to the real world, the line between what is real and what is one of Dr. Shield's experiments blurs. An Anonymous Girl will keep you riveted through the last shocking twist. We will be discussing this thriller two times this month on Monday, October 25 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, October 27 at 1:30 pm. This book is available for check out at the library, on the bookmobile and digitally on Hoopla & Overdrive.
Great News! Children's programming is back starting this Tuesday, September 21.
Tuesdays: Preschool StoryTime at 10:00 am
Wednesdays: Toddler Tales at 10:00 am
Thursdays: BabyTime Lap-Sit at 11:00 am
We're excited to see you again!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or you have a current library card but don't know your PIN.