615 Phillips Blvd.
Sauk City, WI 53583
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F: (608) 643-3365

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Friday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 2 PM
Closed Sunday

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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

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Closing at 6pm

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

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.