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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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/
also now mobile friendly
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
All of your LINKcat features are still there but some things have changed,
- 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.
TO A LIBRARY NEAR YOU!
PLACE YOUR HOLDS ON THESE NEW
BOOKS OR SOON TO BE AVAILABLE BOOKS
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
— 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
The library will be closing at 6pm today, Monday 2/17 due to inclement weather.
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!
TO A LIBRARY NEAR YOU!
PLACE YOUR HOLDS ON THESE NEW
BOOKS OR SOON TO BE AVAILABLE BOOKS
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
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.
Concerning eBooks Restrictions
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,
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,
downloadable content and eBooks are often many reader’s front door to accessing
material at their local library; and,
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
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,
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.
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.
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