Coming soon to a library near you!
Place your holds on these new and soon to be available books.
Coming soon to a library near you!
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.
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!
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.
- Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
- Freedom Over Me: eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life by Ashley Bryan
- One Green Apple by Eve Bunting
- Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
- The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
- Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
- Little Leaders: bold women in black history by Vashti Harrison
- Hands Up! by Breanna McDaniel
- Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas by Dean Robbins
- Only Passing Through: the story of Sojourner Truth by Anne Rockwell
- When Marian Sang: the true recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Munoz Ryan
- Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights by Rob Sanders
- The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida
- Freedom on the Menue: the Greensboro sit-ins by Carole Weatherford
- Moses: when Hariet Tubman lead her people to freedom by Carole Weatherford
- Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles
- The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
Non-fiction Books for Grade Schoolers
- Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the front lines of the civil rights movement by Ann Bausum
- We are One: the story of Bayard Rustin by Larry Dane Brimner
- Ida B Wells: mother of the civil rights movement by Dennis Fradin
- Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the fight for civil rights by James Haskins
- I have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr.
- Let’s Talk about Race by Julius Lester
- Who was Rosa Parks by Yona Zeldis McDonough
- Hand in Hand: ten black men who changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney
- Let it Shine: stories of black women freedom fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney
- Promises to Keep: how Jackie Robinson changed America by Sharon Robinson
- Father Groppi: marching for civil rights by Stuart Stotts
- The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
- Bud not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
- Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
- The Watson’s go to Birmingham –1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
- Blended by Sharon Draper
- The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
- Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conklin
- You don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino
- Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
- Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel Jose Older
- The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
- Jip, his story by Katherine Paterson
- Ghost by Jason Reynolds
- Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood
- Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
- Paperboy by Vince Vawter
- Rosetta, Rosetta Sit by Me! by Linda Walvood
- Brown Girl Dream in by Jacqueline Woodson
- Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
- Internment by Samira Ahmed
- Love, Hate & other Filters by Samira Ahmed
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- A Heart Divided by Cherie Bennett
- Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
- If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
- A Few Red Drops: the Chicago race riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield
- Jefferson’s Children: the story of one American family by Shannon Lanier
- Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: my story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
- How it went Down by Kekla Magoon
- Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
- All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
- X by Ilyasha Shabazz
- The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas
- American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
- The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
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.
Sauk City Library Board
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 email@example.com 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.
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 library will be closing at 6pm today, Monday 2/17 due to inclement weather.
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.