Celebrate Spring Break at the library. Stop by all week, March 25-29 for crafts, games and activities! To add to the fun, movies will be shown Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:00pm. Monday will be Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, Wednesday will be Pokemon: The Power of Us, and Friday will be Goosebumps 2. Popcorn will be served!
Spring is coming and along with it the start of baseball season. We are celebrating Opening Day with our 7th Annual Bill Klinger Baseball Essay Contest. Bill Klinger, who passed away in January 2011, loved baseball and his affinity for the game was not lost on his family. In Bill's honor his family raises money each year to provide opportunities for young baseball fans to attend a Brewers game. Students in grades 2 through 6 are encouraged to write a short essay about their favorite baseball player or baseball memory. Two lucky winners will be chosen and they will each receive two tickets to a Brewers game, a gas card and spending money! Essay forms can be picked up at the library or on the bookmobile. The deadline for submitting the essays is Saturday, April 13.
The Kilbourn Public Library Book Discussion Group will be reading Boar Island by Nevada Barr. Ann Pidgeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. While trying to deal with the fragile state of affairs, and to find the person behind the harassment, Elizabeth's mother and Anna decide the best thing to do is remove Elizabeth from the situation. So they move to Acadia National Park in Maine to stay with Anna. But the move east doesn't solve the problem. The stalker has followed them. Boar Island is a brilliant intertwining of past and present, of victims and killers, in a compelling novel that only Nevada Barr could write. The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club will be discussing this book on Monday, March 25 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, March 27 at 1:30pm. If you cannot make it to either of these sessions, feel free to join the discussion online at kplbookclub.blogspot.com. Everyone is welcome!
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.