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

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

News

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

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.

Library Closed Tuesday 2/12

The library  is closed due to weather.

Library Opening Delay

The Library will delay opening until 12:00 pm today due to the snow. The morning Indoor Olympics program is cancelled.

Hoopla Launches Today!

You no longer have to wait for holds with our new subscription to Hoopla!

Today, we will be introducing a new, best-in-breed service that is fun, fast and reliable: Hoopla Digital!!

With Hoopla, we will have immediate access to:

  • Movies
  • Full Music Albums
  • eBookse
  • eAudiobookse
  • TV Episodes
  • Comics & Graphic Novels

All of this content will be available to our patrons in one all-inclusive mobile app or website. The platform is simple, intuitive and free to our patrons. Best of all? There is no waiting for titles, the collection contains half a million titles and is growing every day!!

Go ahead and give it a try: https://www.hoopladigital.com/

Library Closing at 4:30

The library is closing at 4:30, Thursday, January 11th, due to inclement weather. Please stay safe!

Closing at 4pm

The library will be closing at 4pm due to icy road conditions. Drive carefully and stay safe!

1,000 Book Finishers Announced

In the last several months,  many kids have finished their goal of reading 1,000 books before kindergarten! We think that one of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time with your kids each day sharing stories.

If you have a child who has not yet entered 5K, consider signing them up for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Club. Reading with your child will build a solid foundation of pre-reading skills that will ensure your child enters 5K ready to succeed in school! As an added bonus, when your child completes the program, they have the option of riding on the library float in the Cow Chip parade.

Congratulations!

Anna L. Atticus S BradenCaleb R Chase Luke SRiley Ronnie Jack M