515 Water Street
Sauk City, WI 53583
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F: (608) 643-3365

Monday - Thurs. 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 2 PM
Closed Sunday

Closing at 6pm

The library will be closing at 6pm today, Monday 2/17 due to inclement weather.

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New Year’s Hours

The library will close at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, December 31 and will be closed on Wednesday, January 1. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, January 2.

Have a happy New Year!

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Katelyn’s List

Winter 2019-20

Allende, Isabel – A Long Petal of the Sea
Berry, Steve – Warsaw Protocol: Cotton Malone
Beaton, M.C. – Beating About the Bush: Agatha Raisin
Benedict, Marie – Lady Clementine
Bowen, Rhys – Above the Bay of Angels
Brennan, Allison – The Third to Die: Mobile Response Team
Carr, Robyn – The Country Guesthouse: Sullivan’s Crossing
Chamberlain, Diane – Big Lies in a Small Town
Colvin, Jeffrey – Africaville
Cook, Robin – Genesis: Stapleton & Montgomery
Coyle, Cleo – Brewed Awakening: Coffeehouse Mysteries
Dallas, Sandra – Westering Women
Dorsey, Tim – Naked came the Florida Man: Serge Storms
Finder, Joseph – House on Fire: Nick Heller
Fluke, Joanne – Coconut Layer Cake Murder: Hannah Swensen
Fowler, Christopher – The Lonely Hour: Byrant & May
Gardner, Lisa – When You See Me: Detective D.D. Warren
Griffin, W.E.B. – The Attack: Badge of Honor
Grippando, James – The Big Lie: Jack Swyteck
Hannah, Sophie – Perfect Little Children
Harris, Charlaine – A Longer Fall: Gunnie Rose
Howard, Linda – After Sundown
Jackson, Lisa – Last Girl Standing
Johansen, Iris and Roy – Hindsight: Kendra Michaels
Kellerman, Jonathan – The Museum of Desire: Alex Delaware
Kubica, Mary – The Other Mrs.
Lindsay, Jeffry – Just Watch Me: Riley Wolfe
Mallery, Susan – Sisters by Choice: Blackberry Island
Miller, Linda Lael – Country Strong: Painted Pony Creek
Patterson, James – The River Murders: Mitchum
— Lost: Tom Moon
— Blindside: Michael Bennett
Pinborough, Sarah – Dead to Her
Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child – Crooked River: Agent Pendergast
Rice, Luanne – Last Day
Robb, J.D. – Golden in Death: Eve Dallas
Roberts, Nora – The Coming Storm
Robinson, Peter – Many Rivers to Cross: DCI Banks
Stabenow, Dana – No Fixed Line: Kate Shugak
Steel, Danielle – Moral Compass
Taylor, Brad – Hunter Killer: Pike Logan
Todd, Charles – A Divide Loyalty: Inspector Ian Rutledge
White, Randy Wayne – Salt River: Doc Ford
Williams, Beatriz – The Wicked Redhead: The Wicked City
Williams, Beatriz, Lauren Willig and Karen White – All the Ways We Said Goodbye

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Library Trustees Oppose Macmillan eBook Embargo

The Library Board passed a resolution opposing eBooks restrictions by publishers after Macmillan announced their decision to limit new eBook purchases to one copy per library system. The Sauk City Public Library urges community members to sign the American Library Association’s https://ebooksforall.org/ petition.

Resolution Concerning eBooks Restrictions

WHEREAS, the Sauk City Public Library is committed to promoting literacy and a love of reading with diverse collections, programs and services for all ages; and,

WHEREAS, the Sauk City Library supports and respects authors and believes that by purchasing books and creating readers we are supporting an ecosystem in which authors can be fairly compensated for their efforts; and,

WHEREAS, downloadable content and eBooks are often many reader’s front door to accessing material at their local library; and,

WHEREAS, downloadable content and eBooks are easier to use for some people who have physical disabilities due to the fact that they can become large-print books with only a few clicks, and most eBook readers offer fonts and line spacing that make reading easier for people who have dyslexia or other visual challenges; and,

WHEREAS, the Sauk City Public Library is a proud participant in the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium, a collaborative purchasing platform that provides all Wisconsin residents access to downloadable content and e-books on a wide range of subjects; and,

WHEREAS, effective November 1, 2019, Macmillan Publishing unilaterally changed their policy to allow for the purchase of only one copy of each new eBook title for the first eight weeks after a book’s release for the entire state of Wisconsin.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Sauk City Public Library vehemently opposes the Macmillan eBook lending model and supports the efforts of the Wisconsin Library Association, the American Library Association, and all others opposing this and any future publishing lending models that restrict the ability of a public library to provide access to reading materials.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Sauk City Library reserves the right to use lending models as a criteria in making collection development decisions in all formats.

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Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25.

Regular hours will resume on Thursday, December 26.

Happy Holidays!

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LINKcat Upgrade

LINKcat will be offline for a scheduled software update beginning at 9 pm on Friday, Dec. 6, and ending on Tuesday, Dec. 10. This will affect all our public libraries in the seven-county South Central Library System.

To ensure minimal impact for our patrons there will be no overdue fees incurred during this period. We will extend the due dates on all checked out library materials affected during this period.

You are still welcome to visit your local library to check out and return items during regular hours of operation. Please bring your library card.

During this period patrons and staff will not have access to the catalog to place new holds, but you will be able to pick up existing holds. Our library staff will also be available to assist you with manual searches to locate library materials on our shelves.

Once the update is complete, you will be able to use LINKcat to access the same services you were able to before. There will be changes to the look of the site, but they will be minimal. If you need help navigating these changes you may ask library staff for assistance.

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Katelyn’s List

Coming soon to a library near you! Place your holds on these new books!

Andrews, Donna – Owl be Home for Christmas: Meg Langslow

Archer, Jeffrey – Nothing Ventured: William Warwick

Atkins, Ace – Robert B. Parker’s Angel Eyes: Spenser

Atwood, Margaret – The Testaments: The Handmaid’s Tale

Baldacci, David – A Minute to Midnight: Atlee Pine

Barclay, Linwood – Elevator Pitch

Barr, Nevada – What Rose Forgot

Berg, Elizabeth – The Confession Club: Mason

Brown, Rita Mae – Scarlet Fever: Sister Jane

Cabot, Meg – No Judgments: Little Bridge Island

Cameron, Bruce – A Dog’s Promise: A Dog’s Purpose

Cameron, Marc – Tom Clancy Code of Honor: Jack Ryan

Chbosky, Stephen – Imaginary Friend

Chevalier, Tracy – A Single Thread

Chiaverini, Jennifer – The Christmas Boutique: Elm Creek Quilters

Child, Lee – Blue Moon: Jack Reacher

Childs, Laura – Mumbo Gumbo: Scrapbooking Mystery

Clark, Mary Higgins – Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry

Coates, Ta-Nehisi – The Water Dancer

Coleman, Reed – Robert B. Parker’s the Bitterest Pill: Jesse Stone

Connelly, Michael – The Night Fire: Harry Bosch

Connolly, John – A Book of Bones: Charlie Parker

Cornwell, Patricia – Quantum: Captain Chase

Cussler, Clive – The Titanic Secret: Isaac Bell

— Final Option: Oregon Files

DeMille, Nelson and Alex – The Deserter

Deveraux, Jude – Met Her Match: Summer Hill

Ernst, Kathleen – Fiddling with Fate: Chloe Ellefson

Evanovich, Janet – Twisted Twenty-Six: Stephanie Plum

Evans, Richard Paul – Noel Street: Noel

Flynn, Vince – Lethal Agent: Mitch Rapp

Gerritsen, Tess – The Shape of Night

Grimes, Martha – The Old Success: Richard Jury

Grisham, John – The Guardians

Hilderbrand, Elin – What Happens in Paradise: Paradise

Hood, Joshua – Robert Ludlum’s the Treadstone Resurrection

Jance, J.A. – Sins of the Fathers: J.P. Beaumont

Johnson, Craig – Land of Wolves: Walt Longmire

King, Stephen – The Institute

Kinsella, Sophie – Christmas Shopaholic

Krueger, William Kent – This Tender Land

Lewis, Beverly – The Timepiece

Macomber, Debbie – A Mrs. Miracle Christmas

Mallery, Susan – Meant to be Yours: Happily Inc.

Martini, Steve – The Secret Partner: Paul Madriani

Mayor, Archer – Bomber’s Moon: Joe Gunther

McCall Smith, Alexander – To the Land of Long Lost Friends: No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

McKevett, G.A. – Murder in the Corn Maze: Granny Reid

Meier, Leslie – Invitation Only Murder: Lucy Stone

Michaels, Fern – Spirit of the Season

Morgenstern, Erin – Starless Sea

Moyes, Jojo – The Giver of Stars

Oates, Joyce Carol – Pursuit

Palmer, Diana – Wyoming Heart: Wyoming Men

Patchett, Ann – The Dutch House

Patterson, James – Criss Cross: Alex Cross

— The 19th Christmas: Women’s Murder Club

— Killer Instinct

Perry, Ann – Death in Focus: Elena Standish

Robb, J.D. – Vendetta in Death: Eve Dallas

Roberts, Nora – The Rise of Magicks: Chronicles of the One

Rosenfelt, David – Dachshund through the Snow: Andy Carpenter

Sandford, John – Bloody Genius: Virgil Flower

Shalvis, Jill – Wrapped Up in You: Heartbreaker Bay

Steel, Danielle – Child’s Play

— Spy

Strout, Elizabeth – Olive, Again: Olive

Thayer, Nancy – Let it Snow

Todd, Charles – A Cruel Deception: Bess Crawford

Ware, Ruth – The Turn of the Key

White, Karen – The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street: Tradd Street

Woods, Stuart – Stealth: Stone Barrington

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Library Card Sign Up Month

Sign up for a library card during September at the Sauk City Library and win a free book from our book sale.

Already have a library card? Join us for ALA’s promotion #GetLibraryCarded.

Showing your library card gets you access to great things all year-round, but during Library Card Sign-up Month it will also get you the chance to win $100. Help us spread the word about the value of libraries this September by snapping a picture with your library card and posting it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded. You’ll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card! Entries can also be submitted by posting as a comment or wall post on the I Love Libraries Facebook page.

The promotion begins Sunday, September 1 at 12:00 pm and ends Sunday, September 22 at 12:00 pm.

Tag @saukcitylibrary for a chance to win a small prize from the Sauk City Library!

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Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday, August 31 and Monday, September 2.

Come see us in the Tournamen of Chips parade on Saturday, August 31 and have a happy Labor Day weekend!

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