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.
The library is closed due to weather.
The Library will delay opening until 12:00 pm today due to the snow. The morning Indoor Olympics program is cancelled.
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:
- Full Music Albums
- 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/
The library is closing at 4:30, Thursday, January 11th, due to inclement weather. Please stay safe!
The library will be closing at 4pm due to icy road conditions. Drive carefully and stay safe!
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.
This year the library is challenging everyone to read all summer long! Sign-up starts Tuesday, June 9 for kids and teens. Come to the library or sign up online. Adults do not need to register. The reading logs you receive will look different than in years past (except for Teens). You will be asked to keep track of how much you are reading each week, total it up, and turn it in at the library. You may set your own goals for yourself or your kids if you wish, but the staff will not be checking in on you. Prizes will be up for grabs at all age levels. Kids will once again have an opportunity to give back to the community in place of reading incentives. The scavenger hunt for adults will also return this summer.