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

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!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Coffee With The Candidates, Nov 1st

Join us at the Boscobel Public Library, 1033 Wisconsin Avenue 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 (Progressive).
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.