615 Phillips Blvd.
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

Open By Appointment

Due to the high COVID-19 case activity in Sauk County, we are currently open by appointment only, while also offering curbside service. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 status in the local area to determine when we will be able to open the building to the public again.

Appointments

Appointments for limited services are available for up to an hour, beginning on the hour Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please note these hours differ from our curbside hours in order to give us time to sanitize.

In-Person Browsing by Appointment
Patrons are welcome to browse the collection by appointment. These appointments need to be made in advance and will be limited to one hour. Appointments will be available on the hour. If browsing with family members, please limit the number of people from your household to 3. Masks covering nose, mouth and chin are required.

Technology Use by Appointment
One computer will be made available in the library by appointment and will be limited to one hour. Appointments will be available on the hour. You may also schedule an appointment to enter the library for printing and copying. Masks covering nose, mouth and chin are required.

Curbside Service

We offer contactless holds materials pick-up. Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment and subject to staff availability.

We will continue to offer phone services, virtual programming, and outdoor wi-fi during this time. Please continue to take advantage of our many e-resources.

The best exterior wi-fi spots are the spaces along the street in front of the library, the first row in the parking lot, and the patio.

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 for returns in the parking lot.

 To support social distancing efforts, the library is operating with 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 front entrance of the library.

Step 1: Place your items on hold.

  • Use our online catalog  https://www.linkcat.info/ to search the catalog and be sure to set the pickup location as Sauk City-George Culver Community Library.
  • If you’ve placed a hold and the item hasn’t been pulled, call us or email us.
  • 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 to arrange an assigned pick-up time that will work for you.

Step 3: Come to the library’s front door 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

Except by appointment, the library remains closed to the public.  If you need further assistance, library staff are here to help. Feel free to call 608-643-8346 or leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Katelyn’s List

Coming soon to a library near you!
Fall 2020
Place your holds on these new and soon to be available books.

Andrews, Donna – The Gift of the Magpie: Meg Langslow

Archer, Jeffrey – Hidden in Plain Sight: William Warwick

Atkins, Ace – Robert B. Parker’s Someone to Watch over Me: Spenser

Backman, Fredrik – Anxious People

Baldacci, David – Daylight: Atlee Pine

Beaton, M.C. – Hot to Trot: Agatha Raisin

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

Brown, Rita Mae – Out of Hounds: Sister Jane

Brown, Sandra – Thick as Thieves

Butcher, Jim – Battle Ground: Dresden Files

Carr, Robyn – Return to Virgin River: Virgin River

Child, Lee & Andrew Child – The Sentinel: Jack Reacher

Childs, Laura – Egg Shooters: Cackleberry Club

Clark, Mary Higgins – Piece of My Heart: Under Suspicion

Cleeves, Ann – The Darkest Evening: Vera Stanhope

Connelly, Michael – The Law of Innocence: Lincoln Lawyer

Cornwell, Bernard – War Lord: Last Kingdom

Cussler, Clive – Marauder: The Oregon Files

Deveraux, Jude & Tara Sheets – Chance of a Lifetime

Evanovich, Stephanie – Fortune and Glory: Stephanie Plum

Evans, Richard Paul – The Noel Letters: Noel Collection

Feehan, Christine – Dark Song: Carpathian

Flagg, Fannie – The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop

Fluke, Joanne – Christmas Cupcake Murder: Hannah Swenson

Flynn, Vince – Total Power: Mitch Rapp

Follett, Ken – The Evening and the Morning: Kingsbridge

French, Nicci – House of Corrections

French, Tana – The Searcher

Galbraith, Robert – Troubled Blood: Cormoran Strike

Graham, Heather – Dreaming Death: Krew of Hunters

Gregory, Philippa – Dark Tides: Fairmile

Grisham, John – A Time for Mercy: Jack Brigance

Gyasi, Yaa – Transcendent Kingdom

Haig, Matt – The Midnight Library

Hannah, Sophie – The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: Poirot

Hilderbrand, Elin – Troubles in Paradise: Paradise

Hoffman, Alice – Magic Lessons

Hornby, Nick – Just Like You

Jewell, Lisa – Invisible Girl

Johansen, Iris – Chaos: Alisa Flynn

Johnson, Craig – Next to Last Stand: Walt Longmire

Kingsbury, Karen – Truly, Madly, Deeply: Baxter Family

Kinsella, Sophie – Love Your Life

Kline, Christina Baker – The Exiles

Koontz, Dean – Elsewhere

Lewis, Beverly – The Stone Wall

Lupica, Mike – Robert B. Parker’s Fool’s Paradise: Jesse Stone

Mallery, Susan – Happily this Christmas

Mayor, Archer – The Orphan’s Guilt: Joe Gunther

McCall Smith, Alexander – How to Raise an Elephant: No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Michaels, Fern – The Brightest Star

Nesbo, Jo – The Kingdom

Palmer, Diana – Wyoming True: Wyoming Men

Patterson, James – The Coast to Coast Murders

  — Three Women Disappear

  — Deadly Cross: Alex Cross

Picoult, Jodi – The Book of Two Ways

Penny, Louise – All the Devils are Here: Three Pines

Perry, Ann – A Question of Betrayal: Elena Standish

— A Christmas Resolution

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

Roberts, Nora – The Awakening: Dragon Heart Legacy

Rosenfelt, David – Silent Bite: Andy Carpenter

Sanderson, Brandon – Rhythm of War: Stormlight Archive

Sparks, Nicholas – The Return

Steel, Danielle – All that Glitters

Thompson, Victoria – City of Schemes: Counterfeit Lady

Unger, Lisa – Confessions on the 7:45

Walker, Wendy – Don’t Look for Me

Ware, Ruth – One by One

Woods, Stuart – Shakeup: Stone Barrington

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The George Culver Community Library is opening July 6!

The George Culver Community Library at 615 Phillips Blvd is opening on July 6!

There will be some restrictions to the library’s services due to the pandemic. Here’s some of what you can expect to see when we open.

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Katelyn’s List

Coming soon to a library near you! Place your holds on these new books.
Summer 2020

Andrews, Donna – The Falcon Always Wings Twice: Meg Langslow
Andrews, V.C. – Shadows of Foxworth: Dollanganger
Atkins, Ace – The Revelators: Quinn Colson
Balogh, Mary – Someone to Romance: Westcott
Bennett, Brit – The Vanishing Half
Black, Lisa – Every Kind of Wicked: Gardiner and Renner
Brooks, Terry – The Last Druid: Fall of Shannara
Butcher, Jim – Peace Talks: Dresden Files
Cabot, Meg – No Offense: Little Bridge Island
Castillo, Linda – Outsider: Kate Burkholder
Chiaverini, Jennifer – Mrs. Lincoln’s Sisters
Connolly, John – The Dirty South: Charlie Parker
Coulter, Catherine – Deadlock: FBI Thriller
Cussler, Clive – The Saboteurs: Isaac Bell
Dailey, Janet – Holding Out for Christmas
Delaney, JP – Playing Nice
Doiron, Paul – One Last Lie: Mike Bowditch
Donoghue, Emma – The Pull of the Stars
Giffin, Emily – The Lies that Bind
Graham, Heather – Deadly Touch: Krewe of Hunters
Griffiths, Elly – The Lantern Men: Ruth Galloway
Harrison, Kim – American Demon: Hollows
Hamilton, Laurell – Sucker Punch: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter
Hiaasen, Carl – Squeeze Me
Higgins, Kristan – Always the Last to Know
Hilderbrand, Elin – 28 Summers
Jackson, Lisa – You Betrayed Me: Cahills
Jance, J.A. – Credible Threat: Ali Reynolds
Johansen, Iris – The Persuasion: Eve Duncan
King, Laurie – Riviera Gold: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Lackberg, Camilla – The Golden Cage
Maden, Mike – Tom Clancy Firing Point: Jack Ryan Jr.
McCall Smith, Alexander – The Geometry of Holding Hands: Isabel Dalhousie
Michaels, Fern – Bitter Pill: Sisterhood
Oates, Joyce Carol – Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars.
Paris, B.A. – The Dilemma
Parker, T. Jefferson – Then She Vanished: Roland Ford
Patterson, James – Hush: Harriet Blue
— The Summer House
— 1st Case
— Cajun Justice
— The Midwife Murders
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth – Dance Away with Me
Reich, Christopher – The Palace: Simon Riske
Robards, Karen – The Black Swan of Paris
Rosenfelt, David – Muzzled: Andy Carpenter
Shalvis, Jill – The Summer Deal
Silva, Daniel – The Order: Gabriel Allon
Sittenfeld, Curtis – Rodham
Skeslien Charles, Janet – The Paris Library
Slaughter, Karin – The Silent Wife: Will Trent
Steel, Danielle – Daddy’s Girls
— Royal
Thor, Brad – Near Dark: Scot Harvath
Thyvold, Hans-Olav – Good Dogs Don’t Make it to the South Pole
Wiggs, Susan – The Lost and Found Bookshop
Williams, Beatriz – Her Last Flight
Woods, Stuart – Choppy Water: Stone Barrington

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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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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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