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 .

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fall Preschool Storytime begins October 4th, Wednesday 10:30 -11:00 am

Leaves will soon be falling, books are calling! For all preschool age children and their parents and caregivers, stories, activities, crafts and a weekly themed collection of books to take home and enjoy together. Reading early and often builds literacy and spoken word skills to enhance your child's joy and confidence in learning, and is a fun way to spend time together exploring the wonderful worlds of books!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Watch the Solar Eclipse at the Library, August 21st!

Join us next Monday, August 21st from 12:30 to 2:30 at Gazebo Park next to the library for our Solar Eclipse Watch (weather permitting!).  Eclipse facts books, crafts, and free solar glasses will be available until supplies run out. You'll also be able to make your own pinhole projector, another way to safely to view the eclipse. 

MAXIMUM ECLIPSE OCCURS AT 1:12 PM; Boscobel will experience @ 85% of "totality", meaning that in our area approximately 85 percent of the sun will be hidden behind the moon during the eclipse.

Remember: At NO TIME is it safe to look directly at a solar eclipse with the naked eye. Regular Sunglasses won't provide the needed level of filtering to protect your or your children's eyes!  Read Eye Safety Information

History, Science and Other Interesting Facts about Solar Eclipses

TIME Video: Brief History of Solar Eclipses

NASA Interactive Eclipse Maps and Information

 Eclipse Time and Date Map

Eclipse Trivia

NASA Live Stream of the Eclipse and Interactive Maps

Live Stream view of  Eclipse "Totality"

Wisconsin Eclipse, from Isthmus Magazine

Remember: At NO TIME is it safe to look directly at a solar eclipse with the naked eye. Regular Sunglasses won't provide the needed level of filtering to protect your eyes! Eye Safety Information

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Big July Booksale, Begins Thurs. July 6th, 5:00 pm thru Sat. July 8th, 1pm.

NOTICE: Rear Ramp Entrance To Library Now OPEN
Library Booksale Will Be Overflowing with Bargains for All Ages!

It's that time again, the Boscobel Public Library's annual Big July Booksale is just a few days away! 
Our storage room is packed floor to ceiling with loads of great titles, movie DVDs, magazines, audiobooks, toys, puzzles and more for children and adults of all ages.  You're sure to find a great bargain for every member of the family at this year's sale! Most items $1. or less, and don't forget about Saturday Bargain Bag Day, a grocery bag of books for $2.00 or bag of magazines for $1. This booksale is the library's largest fundraiser of the year and proceeds from the sale help us to afford special programs or purchases, like LEGO and Snap Circuit sets, and our brand new color copier. Every purchase benefits the library in some way and helps us to re-home gently used books with new readers!

The library is still seeking adult booksale volunteers. Sign up at the library. Whether you can share an hour or an entire afternoon, any amount of time you can spend helping out makes a big difference.  For more information about the sale or volunteering, please call or drop by the library, 375-5723
Boscobel Public Library Annual Booksale  July 6th thru 8th

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer Library Program, "Build a Better World" Begins Wednesday June 7th, 10 AM

Boscobel Summer Library Reading Program begins Wednesday, June 7th, 10 am, all ages!

School's almost "zout"! and families are thinking about summer fun, programs, and activities to keep the kids busy and engaged. Your library is ready to help! We have an exciting lineup of fun, creative and educational programs beginning on June 7th, at 10 am as we kick off SLP 2017, "Build a Better World". 

Some of this year's featured guests and programs include making Flower Bombs with master gardeners Peggy Therault and Kerry McCabe on June 14th, Let's Fly, all about airplanes and other flying things with Tom Pelz on June 21st,  Pop Go The Catapults, using recycled materials to build amazing toys with Rich Bucholtz on July 12th and Let's Travel to India, food, customs and costumes with Robin Connelly on July 19th. Summer Library Program will take place from 10 to 11 am every Wednesday morning, from  June 7th through July 19th.

 Each week's planned program includes a variety of activities and challenges for children age pre-k through 6th grade, snacks, take home projects and books related to that week's theme.  Infants and toddlers from birth to 35 months and their parents can join the self-guided "Rubber Ducky" read-aloud club, while older pre-teens and adults will find a wide variety of drop-in activities including reading and puzzle challenges, games of chance, walking tours, disc golf and other surprises designed to intrigue and entertain all summer long. If you haven't signed up yet, now's the time to stop by the library and learn all about the exciting and educational summer we have planned for you and your family. We'll see you soon, @ Your Library!

A friendly reminder: construction of our library's new elevator is underway and the back entrance is temporarily closed. When you visit the library building, please be sure to use the front entrance. If you have trouble getting up or down stairs, please call us before you arrive and our staff will be glad to assist you to return or select books or other items for checkout. We apologize for the inconvenience; soon our new elevator will allow everyone to move through the building with the greatest of ease and will allow the library to add additional public space for more events, special collections and relaxing with a good book. If you haven't already, please consider making a donation to the library's Elevator Fund, which helps us to meet the full cost of the important project. We are currently $8000. short of our goal of $30,000. and continue to need your help!  If you'd like additional information or have questions or suggestions for us, please call the library at 608-375-5723  Visit us online at http://boscobelpubliclibrary.org, or on our Facebook page, Boscobel Public Library. We'll see you this summer!