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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

Library Closing March 17

We are closing the library for the health and well-being of our patrons and staff beginning Tuesday, March 17 and continuing at least until April 24 or the Safer at Home order is lifted. We appreciate your understanding during this uncertain time. Please continue following us on social media or check our website for updates.

During the closure, library patrons should keep the items they have checked out. All due dates have been extended to May 1, 2020. We look forward to serving you again at the library as soon as possible. In the meantime, please try out our extensive digital collections. Check out Libby/Overdrive, TumbleBooks, Hoopla, and Kanopy.

For questions or concerns, email us at info@saukcitylibrary.org.

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Programs and Meeting Room Use Suspended

The Library is suspending all programs and meeting room use until further notice. At this point in time we are planning to remain open, though this may change as the situation develops.

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Wrannock cancelled

Our event with the Wrannock Celtic Trio has been cancelled out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community. With the presence of covid-19 in our state, having a gathering including some of the more vulnerable persons in our community seemed unwise. We’ll keep you updated with our latest cancellations.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Covid-19 Concerns

Dear Patrons,

The safety of our patrons and staff is a priority to the Sauk City Library. We are working to stay on top of this evolving COVID-19 situation by following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the WI Department of Health Services.

While supplies last we are making hand sanitizer and tissues available to patrons for in-library use. Staff will regularly use disinfectant on frequently touched areas. We encourage frequent hand-washing, coughing into elbows, and use of tissues. Staff are also required to stay home when they have an infectious illness.

As a public space, the Library cannot guarantee a germ-free environment or germ-free physical materials. Collection materials are not disinfected when they are checked in or as they are used in-house due to limited resources and supplies.

 Please remember the Library has many great digital services available to you for free including ebooks, e-audiobooks, downloadable music, and even video streaming. Check out our online resources https://saukcitylibrary.org/books-audio-and-movies/

We encourage any concerned patrons, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay home if they are feeling ill or are simply concerned about potential exposure.

We currently have no plans to close. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate any library closures, reduced schedules, or cancelled programs through our website: https://saukcitylibrary.org/ and the library’s Facebook page.

We encourage you to always make sure to get your health information from reliable sources:

Centers for Disease control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Wisconsin Department of Health Services https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/

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LINKcat Mobil App Update

Website also now mobile friendly

LINKcat mobile app updates improve usability

LINKcat mobile use has been a way of life for many regular library users, and recent updates to the LINKcat mobile app have resulted in an improved user experience.

In early December the LINKcat software was updated to a new version, which caused some functionality issues with the mobile app. Since then the LINKcat mobile app vendor, LibraryThing, has implemented several fixes to address display problems and issues accessing and using the app.

If you are still having problems with the app, staff at the South Central Library System (SCLS) recommend that you try the following:

  • In the upper right hand corner, tap the “hamburger” or “kebab” (either three lines or three dots) and select “Clear all settings.”
  • Then tap the “Clear” button to set the app back to the “factory settings.”
  • Then log into your account on the app again.

These instructions for clearing the settings are also listed on the LINKcat Mobile help page at https://help.linkcat.info/mobile. If you continue to experience problems with the mobile app, please contact staff at your public library. To further enhance the mobile app user experience SCLS will investigate other mobile app options this year.

The LINKcat website (www.linkcat.info) is also now mobile friendly, which means that in many instances this will be the fastest and most efficient way to access LINKcat from cell phones and tablets.

SCLS is continuing to work with member libraries and the software vendor to enhance the display and improve functionality.

With any major software update there can be unexpected bugs that impact appearance and usability. SCLS staff, member libraries and the software vendor are continuing to work together to identify and fix problems, a significant proportion of which have been resolved since the Dec. software migration.

Overall, the new LINKcat software is similar to the previous version. At the same time, some new features will give you more flexibility to manage your checked out items and holds.

Stylistically, the display is sleeker and more modern. The larger font size and increased white-space make the new interface easier to read, particularly on small screens such as smartphones and tablets.

Here are some of the new features:

  • Saved searches
  • Entire title displays in checkouts, holds, etc. (includes disc numbers for multi-disc series)
  • Selection of multiple items in checkouts and holds for modification (renewing, suspending, etc.)
  • Navigation between search results when viewing a title’s details page
  • An option to choose a library when searching to see its copies first when viewing a title

What’s different?

All of your LINKcat features are still there but some things have changed, including:

  • Reading History is now called Checkout History
  • Your LINKcat account is now called My Dashboard
  • New Dashboard page provides an overview of your Checked out items and Holds
  • Browse the shelf is now called View nearby items on shelf
  • Access your Lists from your Dashboard—scroll down and click My Lists

More information and assistance with usage issues can be found at https://help.linkcat.info, or you can contact your local public library for personal assistance.

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Katelyn’s List

Spring 2020

Andrews, Mary Kay – Hello, Summer

Baldacci, David – Walk the Wire: Amos Decker

Bohjalian, Chris – The Red Lotus

Box, C.J. – Long Range: Joe Pickett

Bradford Taylor, Barbara – In the Lion’s Den: House of Falconer

Briggs, Patricia – Smoke Bitten: Mercy Thompson

Brown, Rita Mae – Furmidable Foes: Mrs. Murphy

Burke, James Lee – A Private Cathedral: Dave Robicheaux

Carr, Robyn – Sunrise on Half Moon Bay

Childs, Laura – Lavender Blue Murder: Tea Shop Mysteries

Coben, Harlan – The Boy from the Woods

Connelly, Michael – Fair Warning: Jack McEvoy

Cussler, Clive – Journey of the Pharaohs: NUMA Files

— Wrath of Poseidon: Sam and Remi Fargo

Deaver, Jeffery – The Goodbye Man: Colter Shaw

Delinsky, Barbara – A Week at the Shore

Deveraux, Jude – A Forgotten Murder: Medlar Mysteries

Erdrich, Louise – The Night Watchman

Evanovich, Janet – The Bounty: Fox & O’Hare

Feehan, Christine – Lethal Game: Ghost Walker

Graham, Heather – The Final Deception: New York Confidential

Grisham, John – Camino Winds: Camino

Hooper, Kay – Hidden Salem: Bishop/Special Crimes Unit

Kidd, Sue Monk – The Book of Longings

King, Stephen – If it Bleeds

Kingsbury, Karen – Someone Like You: Baxter Family

Koontz, Dean – Devoted

Leon, Donna – Trace Elements: Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Mandel, Emily St. John – The Glass Hotel

Mantel, Hilary – The Mirror and the Light

Mallery, Susan – The Friendship List

Margolin, Phillip – A Reasonable Doubt: Robin Lockwood

McMillan, Terry – It’s Not All Downhill from Here

Michaels, Fern – Fearless

— Truth and Justice: Sisterhood

Paretsky, Sara – Dead Land: V.I. Warshawski

Patterson, James – Texas Outlaw: Rory Yates

— The 20th Victim: Women’s Murder Club

— Revenge

— Hush Hush: Detective Harriet Blue

Perry, Anne – One Fatal Flaw: Daniel Pitt

Quick, Amanda – Close Up: Burning Cove, California

Reichs, Kathy – A Conspiracy of Bones: Temperance Brennan

Roberts, Nora – Hideaway

Rollins, James – The Last Odyssey: Sigma Force

Rosenberg, Joel – The Jerusalem Assassin: Marcus Ryker

Rosenfelt, David – The K Team: K Team

Ross, Ann – Miss Julia Knows a Thing or Two: Miss Julia

Sandford, John – Masked Prey: Prey

Shaara, Jeff – To Wake the Giant

Spencer-Fleming, Julia – Hid from our Eyes: Clare Ferhusson & Russ Van Alstyn Mystery

Steel, Danielle – The Numbers Game

— The Wedding Dress

Swanson, Peter – Eight Perfect Murders

Turow, Scott – The Last Trial: Kindle Country

Tyler, Anne – Redhead by the Side of the Road

Weiner, Jennifer – Big Summer

Woods, Stuart – Hit List: Stone Barrington

— Bombshell: Teddy Faye

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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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