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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

StoryWalking Around Town, Free Books and Prairie Enthusiasm

Free Booksale Remainders !

 From now until July 21st, all remaining books, dvds, magazines, puzzles,  etc. from our booksale are free for the taking. Donations while appreciated, are not required. Visit the downstairs clubroom of the library building during library hours and take your pick.  Whether it's a single item or a boxful, there's no charge to adopt any of these gently used books and give them a good home!

Prairie Enthusiasm @ Your Library, 11amSaturday, July 23rd.

Mark your calendars, The Prairie Enthusiasts conservation group from Viroqua WI will be visiting us at the library to present "Prairie Enthusiasm", a program for people of all ages interested in learning more about the native wild prairies, savannahs and woodlands of the upper midwest and our Driftless region. Prairie restoration and conservation experts will be on hand to share their wildlands stories and knowledge, and we'll screen a short film, "Prairie Enthusiasm, Protecting Our Natural Heritage" about  prairie lands and their restoration in SW Wisconsin, followed by a question and answer session. Afterward, everyone will be invited to join in a guided prairie hike,  just outside of Boscobel. Visit www.thePrairieEnthusiasts.org for more information.

StoryWalking Around Boscobel

Many families have already enjoyed our library StoryWalk adventure at the Boscobel Farmers Market,along the path behind the historic Train Depot. If you haven't already seen or tried out this fun "book trail" with your little ones, you're missing out on reading and recreation fun!

 For the rest of the summer, our library is pleased to announce that we've partnered with and received a StoryWalk grant from Healthy Roots of Crawford County, a UW Extension project. Healthy Roots is dedicated to providing healthy lifestyle education and outreach to children and  families in Crawford County, and to creating a culture of wellness across our communities. Their generous grant enables us to create more new storywalks in Boscobel, and provides supplies, books and installation materials, as well as a brand new laminating machine for our library. We're delighted to have the support of Healthy Roots and to be able to make Boscobel a "Story-Walkable" community. 

So what'exactly is a StoryWalk? Think of the bright pages from a children's picture book, set up like signposts page after page along a path or sidewalk. Anyone can walk along with a child and read the posted book together, enjoying the story, sunshine and physical activity all at the same time! The StoryWalk Project was originally created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Boscobel's StoryWalk stories will be changed out approximately every six weeks, so the fun can continue through autumn. Look for StoryWalk coloring sheets at the end of the walk, and for a Little Library of Free Books nearby. Our newest Little Free Library is located next to the Larson Shelter, at the flagpole, in Kronsage Park. LFL Number one is downtown in front of Boscobel's Historic Train Depot."Take a Book, Leave a Book", everyone's invited!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Big July Booksale, Disc Golfing & Elephant Toothpaste!

Big July Booksale, July 7th, 8th & 9th
It's that time of year again, get ready for the Boscobel Public Library's Big Annual July Booksale, featuring a huge variety of gently used books, DVDs, magazines, puzzles, audiobooks, posters and more for adults and children of all ages! Most items $1.00 or less, paperbacks .50 cents, magazines .10 cents, volume discounts available!. Sale takes place in the downstairs clubroom of the main library building at 1033 Wisconsin Ave., Boscobel WI 53805
Sale opens July 7thThursday night, 5pm - 8pm, and runs all day July 8thFriday, from 9 am -6 pm. On Saturday, July 9thfrom 9 am to 1 pm grab mega discounts at the "Bag of Books 2 Bucks" sale. Everything's gotta go Saturday!
Stop by for a few minutes or spend the day, there will be amazing deals on great reads, videos and other entertainment for the whole family. 

Yes, the library is still taking donations for the booksale. We request that you please call or check with library staff first before bringing in items to donate. Unfortunately, there are some materials that we can't resell or recycle. Thank you for your help!

Speaking of help, we are also still looking for volunteers to assist with booksale setup, sales and cleanup. Whether you can spend an hour or an afternoon, any amount of time you can give is greatly appreciated in support of this annual fundraiser for the library.  For additional information, please call the library at 375-5723.

Disc Golfing at Your Library
Now available for checkout @Your Library, Disc Golfing backpack kits and books. Includes 3 basic discs, rules & how-to guides to get you started at this fun outdoor sport that combines the best of frisbee & golf. A big "high-five" thanks to Jackson Uselman for his advice and for the donation of these four great disc golf kits!!  We invite everyone in to check them out at the library and try them out at Boscobel's Kronshage Park disc golf course. Not sure what it is? Learn disc golf basics at the library during our July 13th summer library program with DG enthusiast Eric Swan. Coming soon, guides to available disc golfing courses in Boscobel & surrounding communities. Age 16 & up.
 
Summer Library Program takes place every Wednesday morning at 10am through July 20th. On June 29th, join us for Science 2014 Throwback: Elephant Toothpaste and Blubber Gloves!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Check Out Some Discs and Golf, @ Your Library!

Now available for checkout @Your Library, Disc Golfing backpack sets and books. Includes 3 basic discs, rules & how-to guides to get you started at this fun outdoor sport that combines the best of frisbee & golf. Coming soon, guides to available disc golfing courses in Boscobel & surrounding communities. Age 16 & up.

Many thanks to our library trustee Melissa Uselman for spearheading the donation of these four great disc golf sets and enhancing Summer Library Program opportunities in Boscobel, Wisconsin's Outdoor Recreation Destination.
 — feeling energized at Boscobel Public Library.