515 Water Street
Sauk City, WI 53583
P:(608) 643-8346
F: (608) 643-3365

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

Online Auction!

See our auction items here: Bidding Owl

The Sauk City Public Library is moving to the George Culver Community Library!

Our new location is only a few blocks away, at 615 Phillips Blvd, still in the heart of Sauk City. We are excited about the new opportunities that this location will afford us and all the ways it will help us better serve the community. Our move is in progress right now, and we should be finished before too long!

This is where you come in. We invite you to peruse a selection of furniture, antiques, books and collectibles. By purchasing any of these items, you help us progress with our move and invest in our continued service to Sauk City and the rest of South Central Wisconsin.

Bidding begins on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm and continues until Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

The auction is open to everyone, but all items must be picked up in person, as nothing will be shipped. Therefore, before you bid, please make certain that you can easily travel to Sauk City, Wisconsin.

If you win an item, we will work with you to figure out the best time for you to pick it up from our present location at 515 Water St.

Thank you so much for all of your kind and generous support. We look forward to serving you better than ever!

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Virtual Book Display

Here are some of the children’s books that deal with race, racism and activism at the Sauk City Library. Place one on hold in the catalog or call us to check one out.

Picture Books


Non-fiction Books for Grade Schoolers


Chapter Books


Teen Books

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Please No Book Donations

Due to the pandemic as well as the move to our new building, the Library and the Friends of the Library are not accepting donations of used materials for the foreseeable future. We have a considerable excess of items at this time and no more space to store them, nor do we have the staff time to manage handling them. We appreciate all past donations in support of the Library and look forward accepting donations of items in excellent condition at some point in the future.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Thank You, Donors!

Out of consideration and respect for our fellow community members during this global health crisis and time of economic uncertainty, the Sauk City Public Library is temporarily suspending our fundraising campaign for the George Culver Community Library renovation project.

We wish to thank all those businesses, organizations, and individuals who have contributed to the building project so far: Craig Culver Family Foundation, David Staff in Memory of James and Dolores Staff, Pines Assisted Living, Paul and Sandra Tomberlin, Tracy Thompson and RE/MAX, Sarah Blum, Papa Murphy’s, Davidson’s Salon/Richard and Beverly Davidson, Friends of the Sauk City Public Library, Tools of Marketing, Ben and Darcy Miller Halloween party guests, Peggy and Roger Heidenreich in memory of Steve Voss, Cheryl Adank Memorials, Marie Engle Memorials, Donald and Carol Mack, Cheryl Lenerz, Sylvia Broderick, Vernon Racek, Mike Wipperfurth, and Jean Unmuth. We also wish to thank McFarlanes’, A1 Movers, and Waterfront Graphics for generously donating their services in preparation for the renovation.

Thanks to the generosity of those listed above, as well as the generosity of the community in the past, we are able to move forward with the project as planned, while potentially resuming fundraising activities in the future.  Renovations are set to be completed in June. We look forward to sharing our new space with the community when possible. In the meantime, we will continue to provide as many services as we can to do our part in helping the community come out of this pandemic even stronger than we were before. 

Be well!

Sauk City Library Board

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Curbside Pick-up

We will be offering contactless holds materials pick-up. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment and subject to staff availability.

For the time being only items available in our building can be accessed for pick-up. Delivery among the libraries in South Central Library System is suspended and may only be running on a very limited basis in the near future.

Returns will NOT be accepted at curbside pickup. Please do not leave returns on the cart or hand returns to staff. This is essential to maintain safe handling of all materials. The book drop is available, though we encourage you to keep your items out until at least until July 1 if possible. Please remember we are fine free, so there will be no penalty in keeping items out longer.

 To support social distancing efforts, the library is operating with very limited staff. Staff will fill your holds placed online as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Follow these easy steps to pick up materials outside the side entrance of the library.

Step 1: Place your items on hold.

  • Use our online catalog  https://www.linkcat.info/ to search the catalog for items currently available at Sauk City Public Library and be sure to set the pickup location as Sauk City Library.
  • If you’ve placed a hold and the item hasn’t been pulled, call us or email us. There are some glitches with the new system.
  • You may also call us at 608-643-8346 or email info@saukcitylibrary.org and we will place the holds for you.
  • You will be notified via email, text or phone when your hold is ready.

Step 2: Arrange a Pick-up time for your holds if you placed holds

  • Contact the library by phone or email to arrange an assigned pick-up time that will work for you.

Step 3: Come to the library’s side parking lot during your assigned pick-up time.

  • Holds will be on a cart outside of the building for contactless pick-up.
  • Your items will be labeled with your hold slip.
  • Grab your items and enjoy!

For those with limited mobility, staff will place bagged items in your car trunk/hatch. Please let us know.

Weather may play a factor as to whether we can offer curbside pickup. If it is raining or other inclement weather, we may suspend the service

The library remains closed to the public. Lobbies, restrooms, computers, and other spaces will not be accessible. If you need further assistance, limited library staff are here to help. Feel free to call or leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Evening & Saturday Library Assistant

Employment Opportunity:  Library Assistant-Evenings and Saturdays

Opening at the Sauk City Library for a friendly part-time Library Assistant who loves working with the public. We are a forward-thinking library with an increasing focus on technology, but still looking to provide top-notch traditional library service. If you are detail-oriented and enjoy helping people, this is the job for you!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Checking materials in and out, processing and shelving library materials, assisting library patrons with technology, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications: Successful candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a love of reading, knowledge of computers and the internet, and the ability to lift and push up to 50 lbs. Completion of High School or GED required. Previous library or customer service experience preferred.

Hours: Must be available from 4-8 pm two evenings a week and every other Saturday from 8:30 – 2:00 pm. Additional hours occasionally available.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and Village of Sauk City application by April 27, 2020 to:

 Emily Judd, Director

 emily@saukcitylibrary.org                                 

The Village of Sauk City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Possible Curbside Pick-up Coming

Wisconsin’s new Safer At Home order that was issued yesterday gives libraries some flexibility to begin offering curbside pickup of library materials, but not until April 24 or later. The previous order, which prohibits curbside service, remains in effect until 8 a.m. on April 24.

Sauk City Public Library is exploring the possibility of curbside pickup of library materials, and we are awaiting additional interpretation from the Department of Public Instruction and the State Department of Health. Our goal is to provide this service as soon after April 24 as possible, and when we have a plan in place for offering and managing curbside pickup we will issue public announcements. 

Our priority is the safety of library customers and library staff, and we want to be develop this new service accordingly.

Thank you for your continued patience.

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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 until 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 July 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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