615 Phillips Blvd.
Sauk City, WI 53583
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Friday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 2 PM
Closed Sunday

News

Closed for Independence Day

The July will be closed on July 5 to observe Independence Day. There will be no Books and Blankets Storytime on that day.

Regular hours will resume on July 6.

Summer Library Reading Program!

The George Culver Community Library is inviting everyone join us for “Tails & Tales” this year’s summer reading program. Children, teens and adults are encouraged to sign up for the reading program on our digital logging service, Beanstack or pick up paper logs at the library.

The Summer Library Reading Program begins on Monday, June 14 and you can start registering on Tuesday, June 8. Click here to learn more.

Closed for Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Monday, May 31 to celebrate Memorial Day.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, June 1.

Closing at 4:00 pm on 5/25

The library will be closing at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 25 for a staff in-service. Thank you for understanding and giving us this time to prepare for summer.

Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, May 26.

Katelyn’s Spring List

COMING SOON TO A LIBRARY NEAR YOU!
Spring 2021
PLACE YOUR HOLDS ON THESE NEW
BOOKS OR SOON TO BE AVAILABLE BOOKS

Albert, Susan Wittig – The Darling Dahlias and the Voodoo Lily: Darling Dahlias
Archer, Jeffrey – Turn a Blind Eye: Detective William Warwick
Baldacci, David – A Gambling Man: Archer
Barclay, Linwood – Find You First
Bohjalian, Chris – Hour of the Witch
Bowen, Rhys – The Venice Sketchbook
Box, C. J. – Dark Sky: Joe Pickett
Brennan, Allison – Tell no Lies: Quinn & Costa
Brown, Dale – Arctic Storm Rising: Nick Flynn
Childs, Laura – Haunted Hibiscus: Tea Shop Mystery
Coben, Harlan – Win
Coster, Naima – What’s Mine and Yours
Cussler, Clive – Fast Ice: NUMA Files
Deaver, Jeffery – The Final Twist: Colter Shaw
Deveraux, Jude – Meant to Be
Dickey, Eric – The Son of Mr. Suleman
Evanovich, Janet – The Bounty: Fox and O’Hare
Feehan, Christine – The Lightning Game: GhostWalker
Garcia, Gabriela – Of Women and Salt
Graff, Andrew – Raft of Stars
Graham, Heather – Danger in Numbers
Greenidge, Kaitlyn – Libertie
Grisham, John – Sooley
Hepworth, Sally – The Good Sister
Hillerman, Anne – Stargazer: Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito
Hunter, Stephen – Basil’s War
Ishiguro, Kazuo – Klara and the Sun
Jackson, Joshilyn – Mother May I
Jerkins, Morgan – Caul Baby
Jenoff, Pam – Woman with the Blue Star
Kelly, Martha Hall – Sunflower Sisters
Kingsbury, Karen – A Distant Shore
Koontz, Dean – The Other Emily
Kubica, Mary – Local Woman Missing
Lahiri, Jhumpa – Whereabouts
Leon, Donna – Transient Desires: Commissario Guido Brunett
Lupica, Mike – Robert B. Parker’s Payback: Sunny Randall
Mallery, Susan – The Stepsisters
Margolin, Phillip – Matter of Life and Death: Robin Lockwood
Mbue, Imbolo – How Beautiful We Were
McLain, Paula – When the Stars go Dark
McMahon, Jennifer – The Drowning Kind
Michaels, Fern – No Way Out
— Hidden: Lost and Found
Monroe, Mary Alice – The Summer of Lost and Found
Newland, Courttia – A River Called Time
Nguyen, Viet Thanh – The Committed
Oyeyemi, Helen – Peaces
Patterson, James – The Red Book: Black Book
— 21st Birthday: Women’s Murder Club
Perry, Anne – Death with a Double Edge: Daniel Pitt
Quick, Amanda – The Lady has a Past: Burning Cove
Quinn, Kate – The Rose Code
Roberts, Nora – Legacy
Rollins, James – Kingdom of Bones: Sigma Force
Rosenberg, Joel – Beirut Protocol
Rosenfelt, David – Animal Instinct: K Team
Ross, Ann – Miss Julia Happily Ever After: Miss Julia
Rowley, Steven – The Guncle
Sandford, John – Ocean Prey: Lucas Davenport
Scottoline, Lisa – Eternal
Steel, Danielle – The Affair
— Finding Ashley
Sweeney, Cynthia – Good Company
Thayer, Nancy – Family Reunion
Ward, J. R. – Lover Unveiled: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Weiner, Jennifer – That Summer
Whitaker, Chris – We Begin at the End
White, Karen – The Last Night in London
Willig, Lauren – Band of Sisters
Winspear, Jacqueline – The Consequences of Fear: Maisie Dobbs
Woods, Stuart – Double Jeopardy: Stone Barrington
Yejide, Morowa – Creatures of Passage

Pandemic Guidelines

The George Culver Community Library is re-opening on Monday, January 18.

Some restrictions will remain in place due to the pandemic. Here’s some of what you’ll see in the library when we re-open.

  • The Library will be open for regular hours with limited services.
  • Contactless Curbside Service will continue to be available during our regular hours.
  • No meetings by outside organizations will be scheduled.
  • The number of patrons circulating in the building at one time will be limited to 20. (Those using study rooms will not be in this count.) We will post a sign on the doors when we reach capacity and lock the entrance.
  • Children must be at least 12 years old to stay in the library without an adult.
  • Other than study room users, patrons may not stay in the library longer than an hour.
  • Some furnishings are stored to encourage proper social distancing.
  • A maximum of two people from different households will be allowed in each study room.
  • The children’s play/seating area will be closed to encourage social distancing.
  • Patrons are required to wear masks in the building. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided. Those who are unable to wear masks may use our curbside pick-up service.
  • The Library will post advisory signs about wearing masks and hygiene practices.
  • There will be protective barriers around the service desk.

Katelyn’s Fall 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

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