Welcome to the Boscobel Public Library!
Serving the information, entertainment and educational needs of Boscobel and our surrounding communities since 1916.

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Library Catalog or click the Catalog Help tab above. Contact Us:1033 Wisconsin Ave., Boscobel WI 53805
Phone 608-375-5723 Email: libraryboscobel at gmail.com Facebook: Boscobel Public Library Twitter: BoscoLibrary .

LIBRARY HOURS
M/W 10AM - 8PM ~ Tu/Th 1PM - 8PM
Fri 10AM - 5PM ~ Sat 10AM - 1PM

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Money Smart Week and more, @ Your Library

On Thursday, April 26th, at 6:30 pm, Join Anita Reichling and Better Investing Wisconsin for a Money Smart Week event, "Basics of the Stock Market"! 

This presentation provides basic information on stock market investing and is a good introduction for beginning investors. We explain what stock and the stock market are, why to invest, and the miracle of compound interest. The positives and negatives of investing in individual companies and Mutual Funds are also explained. 
How can you make money through investing, sell your stocks, and cash your dividend check? Join us at the library on the 26th to learn more. This is a free, no obligation event to encourage financial literacy as part of national "Money Smart Week", to help consumers learn to manage their finances better. For more information go to: https://www.moneysmartweek.org/about#history

Stop by the library any day this week to have a look at our display of tools and books to help you improve your financial planning and savings skills, as well as connect with local advisors.

Boscobel Public Library History Club
Mark your calendars,  next meeting of the Boscobel Public Library History Club will take place on Thursday evening, May 3rd at 6:30 pm in the downstairs clubroom of the library. We'll be previewing some of the changes in our archive space and discussing a variety of local history topics that several members have been working on. Everyone is welcome to attend. Watch this page for more details, or visit us online at https://www.facebook.com/boscolibraryhistoryclub

Registration for 2018 Summer Library Program, "Libraries Rock!!" is now open. Summer programs and activities will be available for children of all ages every Wednesday morning from 10-11 am, beginning June 7th  thru July 25th. For more information please call the library 608-375-5723

July 12th - 14th, mark your calendars for our annual Big July Booksale the week after the 4th of July. We open the doors at 5pm on Thursday July 12th. Sale runs all day Friday followed by our special bargain Bag of Books Two Bucks sale Saturday morning. Watch this space for more information.  YES, we are currently taking donations of gently used books for the sale.  Please call ahead before you bring large donations, thank you.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

History Club Meets Thursday, March 1st, 6:30 PM

Interested in Boscobel's past, families, architecture, businesses and long history from its origins as a  Wisconsin River port of call, important Milwaukee Railroad stop and thriving Civil War era city to today's  scenic Wisconsin Outdoor Recreation Destination? You're invited to join us at the library this coming Thursday, March 1st at 6:30 PM for the Library History Club and Archive meeting, downstairs in the clubroom.  Everyone interested in remembering Boscobel's past is invited to attend for a friendly discussion and sharing of memories, artifacts, etc.
This month's topic will be focussed on the pioneer Prairie Du Bay settlement and the ferry(s) that crossed the Wisconsin River to Georgetown. We encourage people to bring to the meeting  any materials, photos or scrapbooks they may have related to the topic for "show and tell" sharing.

For more information about the history club and to see some recent discoveries and topics, visit our   Boscobel Public Library History Club and Archive page and discussion group on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you!

Meeting dates and times may be subject to change due to severe weather or other circumstances beyond the library's control. Please check the History Club Facebook Page above, or call the library 608-375-5723 for the latest updates.Thank you!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Library History Club January 4th

thur. January 4th, 6:30 TO 8:00 PM
Join us at the boscobel library 
for
Boscobel history club

Calling all history buffs to join us at the library for a fun and informative evening exploring Boscobel’s past. This club is just getting organized, so now's a good opportunity to come share your ideas.

Special Topics for January: Boscobel Airport and the Brewery. Please bring photos, memories, mementos you may have of either of these. We're looking especially for a picture of the old, original Quonset Hut airport building. (45 minutes). 

Show and Tell: five minutes each for people who want to share current history projects, artifacts, etc., on any topic related to local history.  (30 - 40 minutes total).

Wrap Up with the Monthly History Mystery question for our next meeting: Soda Bottling Plants in Boscobel !! How many were there, names and products. And we'll talk about the answer to last month's question: Where is the historic Grandfather Clock from Bonnieview on Park Street now located?    Everyone's  invited, hope to see you there!  
                             QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY, 608-375-5723