Welcome to the Boscobel Public Library!
Serving the information, entertainment and educational needs of Boscobel and our surrounding communities since 1916. 1033 Wisconsin Ave., Boscobel, WI 53805 Phone 608-375-5723 Email: libraryboscobel at gmail.com Facebook: Boscobel Public Library Twitter: BoscoLibrary Search for and order books here: Library Catalog and Account Access or click the Library Catalog Help tab above.
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LIBRARY HOURS
M/W 10AM - 8PM ~ Tu/Th 1PM - 8PM
Fri 10AM - 5PM ~ Sat 10AM - 1PM

Monday, December 19, 2016

Tis the Season for Reading & Greeting!

Temperatures are falling, books are calling! As we reach the first day of winter this week and the joyous season that follows, all of us at the Boscobel Library would like to wish you and your families all the best that this season of peace has to offer. At the library, our Season's Readings' shelf is chock full of your favorite Christmas authors and stories, from Debbie Macomber to Charles Dickens. We have holiday movies too, to add to that festive feeling and keep the kids busy while you're wrapping presents! The library will be open this week during regular hours but will be closed Friday 12/23 thru Monday 12/26, as will the City of Boscobel.

The week after Christmas, on Thursday, December 29th from 6 to 7:30 pm, join us in the downstairs clubroom of the library for a surprise Family Movie Night! We'll have New Year's crafts to make and take home, popcorn and other tasty snacks to enjoy and fun for the whole family! All ages welcome.

As we prepare to ring in a New Year, there are many plans afoot at your library! We'll be kicking off a grant funded Digital Images project with the GAR Hall and other partners to preserve historically important local photographs taken before 1970. This grant is in conjunction with the state-wide ECHO (Exploring Cultural History Online) project. Watch this column and our webpage to learn more about this exciting opportunity to preserve and share Boscobel's history.

In 2017 we'll also begin the planning proposal phase to see a brand new elevator installed at the library, even as we continue working to raise much-needed funds for the project. A new elevator will enable adults and children living with mobility issues independent access to the lower level of our building and will open the downstairs area to provide more comfortable public spaces for programs and services. During this season of giving, please take a moment to lend your support to this important community project by making a donation to the Boscobel Library Elevator fund; every amount helps to bring us one step closer to our $30,000 goal. Watch the fund thermometer at the southwest corner of the library to see how we're doing, and help to spread the word. Our sincere gratitude to those who have already given, we're well on the way to $5000 this week thanks to each of you!

Spring Storytime, Frieda's Readers' Bookclub, political and public issues forums, movie nights, Helen Mears student art exhibit, Summer Library Program and our Big July Booksale are just a few of the things we have planned to share with you in 2017. On behalf of our Boscobel Public Library staff and Board of Trustees, we thank our priceless volunteers, friendly patrons and generous community for your amazing support throughout the year. To each and every one of you and your families may your holidays be merry and bright!

For more information about any of these services, programs or goals, please contact the library: Call 608-375-5723, stop by, or visit us online at http://boscobelpubliclibrary.org or the Boscobel Public Library Facebook page, or email libraryboscobel@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Hours and Christmas Cartoon Celebration

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, the library will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov 24th and Friday, November 25th. Regular hours resume Saturday morning at 10am. We wish everyone a safe, tasty and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

On Saturday, December 3rd, as part of Boscobel's Community-wide Christmas Celebration, the library will be staying open late to celebrate! We'll be bringing a special guest, cartoon and caricature artist John Mundt, to the library from noon to 4PM. John will be here to brighten your holidays with free cartoon portraits for the entire family! Children and adults are welcome to come and have their picture drawn and to watch John in action as draws amazing likenesses suitable for gift giving, wall decorations and stocking stuffers.

All day long we'll also have tasty treats to eat and drink, Christmas movies playing,  drop-in activities for adults and kids and a mystery gift guessing game- guess the gift to win a prize! There will be something for everyone as you make your way downtown to enjoy a big bright Boscobel celebration.  For more information about other Christmas Celebration events around town, visit the Boscobel Chamber of Commerce event calendar.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party, Nov. 21st!


WHAT: This party will be celebrating all things WIMPY KID!
WHO: All kids currently in Grades 3rd thru 6th are invited!.
WHEN: Monday Nov. 21st from 6 tp 7:30 PM
WHERE: Boscobel Public Library, 1033 Wisconsin Ave.


There will be games, snacks, trivia, a scavenger hunt, prizes 

and a drawing for a copy of WK's brand NEW book, Double Down!
Loads, tons, piles of FUN, don't miss it!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Library Closed this Friday, Veteran's Day

In honor of those who serve, the library will be closed this Friday, Nov 11th for Veteran’s Day. May peace prevail.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Coffee With The Candidates this Tuesday, Nov 1st 7:00 - 8:00 PM

This Tuesday, November 1st, join us at the Boscobel Public Library, 1033 Wisconsin Avenue for an evening of Town Hall style questions and answers with Wisconsin Assembly District 49 candidates, incumbent Rep.Travis Tranel (Republican) and his challenger, Jesse Bennett (Progressive Democrat).
This event is free & open to the public and live questions will be taken during the event. This is your opportunity to find out more about these candidates' positions on the issues that affect your quality of life in Southwest Wisconsin, and throughout the state. Share what's on your mind, bring your questions and concerns. All adults, families, and children welcome to attend. Learn more before you vote!
Doors open 6:30 pm, program begins at 7, snacks and refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored and hosted by the Boscobel Public Library and the GFWC Boscobel Woman's Club. For more information call 608-375-5723.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fall Events At Your Library

Fall is in the air and at the Boscobel Library we've been sprucing up for the busy winter indoor recreation and reading season! Here's some of what we've been up to:

Newer Faster Better, Wireless
 Updates and improvements to our historic 1925 Claude and Starck building continue. We're pleased to announce that through the generosity of public donations over the last three years we've been able to replace our antiquated computer network hardware with new gigabit speed equipment and additional WIFI access points.
 If you've stopped by in the past and found it challenging to connect your handheld device or laptop, you're in for a pleasant surprise. Just need an Internet-connected computer? Our nine public access desktop computer stations have also benefited from the new network. We're hoping to make things run even faster in 2017 with an additional bandwidth (Internet connection speed) improvements. 

Coffee with the Candidates, November 1st, 6:30 PM
Join us at the library on November 1st for an evening of Town Hall style questions and answers with Wisconsin Assembly District 49 candidates, incumbent Rep.Travis Tranel (Republican) and his challenger, Jesse Bennett (Democrat). This event is free & open to the public and live questions will be taken during the event.

This is your opportunity to find out more about these candidates' positions on the issues that affect your quality of life in Southwest Wisconsin, and throughout the state. Share what's on your mind, bring your questions and concerns. All adults, families and children welcome to attend. Learn more before you vote!  Doors open 6:30 pm, program begins at 7, snacks and refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored and hosted by the Boscobel Public Library and the GFWC Boscobel Woman's Club. For more information call 608-375-5723.

The Wisconsin general election takes place on Tuesday, November 8th. Don't forget you'll need an ID to vote in this election. For more information about acceptable forms of ID, where and how to obtain an ID, register to vote, polling locations or candidate information, you can check online at http://www.bringitwisconsin.com/. Or go to the voter information tab on this website, or stop by the library's Voter Information Station located in the main room. Read all about the candidates, US election history, politics and more. We're happy to help you find voting information and to answer questions about the upcoming election.

Coming soon: Another major change for our library building is in the planning stages and will be announced this month. We're going to need input and help from our community, please follow us to learn more. We'll see you at the library!