WELCOME TO THE BOSCOBEL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Serving the Information, Entertainment and Educational Needs of Boscobel and Our Surrounding Communities Since 1916.
Search for and order books here:Library Catalog or click the Verso 6 Catalog tab above for more information. Call Us: 608-375-5723
Visit Us: 1033 Wisconsin Ave., Boscobel WI 53805

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Temporary service pause, Sept 30th - October 4th, 2020

Patrons and friends, due to circumstances beyond our control the Boscobel Library will be closed for all services from Wed 9/30 until Monday 10/5. Cubside pickup, requests and computer access by appointment will resume Monday.
If you have pending holds, they will be processed and ready for you next week.Please call to schedule your pickup time. We appreciate your patience as we work together to keep our community safe and healthy. Stay strong Boscobel!

 

Monday, August 3, 2020

Now Available: Daily Curbside Pickup and Computer Access by Appointment

To order items click: Verso Library Catalog .
Pickup is available by appointment,  every day during regular library hours, from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday, and from 10am to 1pm Saturday. 

TO REQUEST ITEMS

·         Patrons with current library cards can order materials online, or call 375-5723 to request materials from library staff. We will take your request and then call you back to schedule a pickup time once we have your items ready.

·         All patrons using curbside checkout agree to the following guidelines to protect the health and safety of our community. If you are ill, please consider waiting to borrow library materials.
·         Please note:
o   Your library card must be shown to pick up items.
o   Local materials at Boscobel and loans from other libraries are available at this time.
o   Checkout limits are in place to make safe quarantine of returned items manageable:
§  Individuals:  limit 6 items per account.
§  Family /household (2+ people): 12 items in total.
o   Checkout is for three weeks, with one renewal. 
·         Library staff will contact you when your order is processed, to schedule a pickup time and give you your identification code.
·         pickups are scheduled 10 minutes apart to maintain social distance.

·         At your scheduled time, please go to the rear parking lot of the library. Your bagged items marked with your ID code will be on the book cart outside the door.
·         Staff will be at the door but won't step out. Please show your library card to the librarian.
·         If you miss your scheduled 10-minute pickup window, you will need to call and reschedule for the next available time.

By requesting curbside pickup, patrons acknowledge that they understand the potential risk of shared materials and agree hold the Boscobel Library and City of Boscobel harmless in the event they or a family member become ill for any reason. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

TO RETURN ITEMS

·         Any households experiencing the onset of respiratory illness or notified of Covid19 infection /contact are asked to call the library to arrange for the return of materials.

·        All materials can be returned Mon-Sat,  during regular library hours to the big blue book drop or to a return tote located at the back door of the library.  
      After-hours returns are only available every other week when the big blue book drop at the rear of the library is marked "Bookdrop Open". 
         
      All items must go into the book drop. Please don’t attempt to hand returns to library staff or put them on the pickup-cart.

· ·        You can now return materials checked out from any library in the Southwest WI Library System. 
Pl    Pease note returned materials may continue to show on your account until they are removed from quarantine status. Fines will not be added. If you have any questions, please call for more information.
   
      To the best of our ability, all materials for pickup have been handled following COVID 19 hygiene guidelines, AND have been quarantined to ensure they are safe to share. Even with these precautions, we recommend that you leave materials isolated for 72 hours before opening them.

Monday, June 29, 2020

2020 Booksale Cancelled- See You Next Year

We're sorry to announce that this year's Big July Used Book Sale at the library has been cancelled in order to reduce Covid19 contact risk. Mark your calendars for the weekend following the 4th of July 2021, we're sure to have a massive pile of books awaiting your return!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Imagine Your Story, Summer Reading begins this week, June 15th, 2020

Great news! The all-new summer reading program is ready to begin. Starting June 15th you will be able to use our all new logging program, Beanstack. 
This is an online program where you get to keep track of your reading minutes and activities and earn badges along the way to your goals. So get your reading engines revving! We have a challenge for everyone this summer, from our youngest to oldest. Visit Beanstack here: https://boscobelpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365

Beanstack allows you to set up each child and then you can log their minutes when it is convenient for you. There is also an app available to use on your phone for more convenience. If you are not able to access our online program this year you can still request a paper form by calling the library to register. Please be aware your child can only do one or the other, not both. Both options require the same amount of reading and the same prizes for completion.
In addition to the reading challenges, we will have weekly grab bags available every Wednesday from 10 - 4pm. There will be a new scavenger hunt posted each week online and on the front door of the library. There will be a book garden at the weekly farmers market and a few other surprises during the summer. 
Make sure to like our Facebook pages, especially Miss Gina's Neighborhood page to stay up to date on new activities.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Curbside Pickup Begins May 11th


Pickup is available every other week, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, by appointment only. Currently scheduled pickup days are May 13th, 15th, 27th and 29th.
To the best or our ability, all materials for pickup have been handled following Covid 19 hygiene guidelines, AND have been quarantined for at least two weeks to ensure they are safe to share. Even with these precautions, we recommend that you leave materials isolated for 72 hours before opening them.

TO REQUEST ITEMS

·         Patrons with current library cards can order materials online, or call 375-5723 to request materials from library staff.

·         All patrons using curbside checkout agree to the following guidelines to protect the health and safety of our community. If you are ill, please consider waiting to borrow library materials.
·         Please note:
o   Your library card must be shown to pick up items.
o   Only local materials at Boscobel are available for checkout. Loans from other libraries are not available at this time.
o   Checkout limits are in place to make safe quarantine of returned items manageable:
§  Individuals:  limit 4 items per account.
§  Family /household (2+ people): 10 items total.
o   Checkout is for two weeks, with one renewal. To meet demand, new items will not be renewable.

·         Library staff will contact you when your order is processed, to schedule a pickup time and give you your identification code.
·         pickups are scheduled 10 minutes apart to maintain social distance.
·         At your scheduled time, please go to the rear parking lot of the library. Your bagged items marked with your ID code, will be on the bookcart outside the door.
·         Staff will be at the door but will not open it or step out. Please show your library card to the librarian.
·         If you miss your scheduled 10-minute pickup window, you will need to call and reschedule for the next available time.

By requesting curbside pickup, patrons acknowledge that they understand the potential risk of shared materials and agree hold the Boscobel Library and City of Boscobel harmless in the event they or a family member become ill for any reason. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

TO RETURN ITEMS

·         Any households experiencing the onset of respiratory illness or notified of Covid19 infection /contact are asked to call the library to arrange for the return of materials.

·         During curbside pickup weeks the blue book drop at the rear/ parking lot entry of the library will be unlocked. Items can be returned anytime during that week.
·        
Alternate weeks will be quarantine weeks. The bookdrop will be locked to isolate returned materials- NO RETURNS at this time.
·         All items must go into the bookdrop. Please don’t attempt to hand returns to library staff or put them on the pickup cart.

·         Return only materials checked out from Boscobel.  Items checked out from other libraries need to be taken back to those libraries at this time.
·         Please note returned materials may continue to show on your account until they are removed from quarantine status. Fines will not be added. If you have questions, please call for more information.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Coronavirus Update

Boscobel Public Library will be closed today, March 16th in response to Coronavirus pandemic advisories. We hope to be able to re-open  by appointment or for limited access/ service hours at a later date as more information becomes available about how we can protect our community.
Public WIFI can still be accessed from outside the building. Books and DVDs can be returned to the parking lot bookdrop. Fines are suspended during this time.
Take good care everyone.