The library will be closed all day Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 am. Happy Thanksgiving!
The holiday season is fast approaching and we are here to help you get ready. Join us on Thanksgiving Saturday, November 28 between 10:00am and noon to take part in our Annual Ornament Making. We will have supplies for several different ornaments. You can make your ornaments here in our socially distanced spaces or take supplies home to make your ornaments there. Ornament supplies are also available for curbside pickup. All supplies are provided and all ages are welcome to attend.
Beekeeper Holly McNee Jensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivans Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she's quite ill but that doesn't stop her from tormenting Holly. Holly's escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie. Her world is upended when her flamboyant sister Leslie returns to the island and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what's happening in their neighbor's home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys?
Queen Bee is a classic Lowcountry tale, warm, wise and hilarious. It roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. In her twentieth novel, Dorthea Benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgetable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart. We will discuss this novel twice this month, Wednesday, November 25 at 1:30 pm and Monday, November 30 at 5:30 pm. Due to COVID-19 the discussion will take place virtually rather than in person. Watch our website and Facebook page for more information.
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.
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 funny and lighthearted book How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague. This fun loving book shows that just like kids, little dinosaurs hate being sick, and going to the doctor can be pretty scary. The authors capture children's fears about being sick and put them to rest with playful read-aloud verse and amusing pictures.
The StoryWalk is open Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:30pm.
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. Also our outdoor Book Drop is open. You may return items to the book drop at any 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.
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