We’ve been open our regular hours since June 15th, and it’s been wonderful seeing our patrons back in the library!
The library is open for browsing, and we have two desktops and one laptop computer available for your use. We know it’s a little awkward perhaps, but we appreciate that everyone is following our guidelines about wearing masks in the library. Homemade masks can be purchased for $1 at the library.
We are allowing five patrons at a time in the library, so please call 735-4331 to make an appointment during our open hours.
Due to the pandemic we are requesting that all patrons limit their visits to one hour.
Drop-ins will not be turned away if space is available.
2020 Summer Reading Challenge
For Children and Adults
For a twist on your summer reading experience, try Beanstack! It’s a fun online program and mobile app that allows you to earn badges while you read, write and share book reviews, and complete activities. Get a free book when you complete the whole program. Click here: http://gaysmillslibrary.beanstack.org or click on the icon on the right side of the screen.
Inter-library loan is coming back!
Starting Wed. July 15th at 8:00 AM you will be able to place reserve requests from other SWLS libraries.
Alternatives to visiting the library:
- Curbside pick-up of library materials: Select your books, videos and audiobooks online, place them on hold and let us know when you want to pick them up by calling 735-4331 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can give us your general preferences and we’ll select some items for you. We should be able to get your items to you within 24 hours. For help in navigating our online catalog called Verso, click here: Verso Tutorial To learn how to search for new items at the library, click here: New Items
- On-Line: Check out the Gays Mills Public Library’s Online Resources at gaysmillslibrary.org. Overdrive and Libby offer eBooks, Audio Books and Videos. Consumer Reports is available online. BadgerLink databases are available for your research use, including: Business, Health and Medical Databases, Kidsearch, Auto Repair Reference Center, NoveList, Science and History Reference Centers, and more!
- Public WiFi at the Community Commerce Center: Take advantage of the strong public WiFi signal around the building. Use the Library network, no password needed. The best spots are from the east side parking lot, and from behind the building overlooking the slough. There are benches out back as well. Here is a link to a map of all public WiFi locations in Wisconsin: https://maps.psc.wi.gov/apps/PublicWiFiLocations
- Online Resources for Storytime: There are several good websites that share stories online. Here are a couple of examples:
KEEP CALM AND WASH YOUR HANDS
The Gays Mills Public Library is nestled along the banks of the Kickapoo River in Crawford County, Wisconsin. The library strives to serve the recreational, cultural and informational needs of residents and visitors with a wide variety of materials.
Big windows with beautiful views invite lingering over a magazine or a puzzle. Broadband Internet access throughout the library meets the needs of a rural population for social connection and information. Visit us soon and visit us often.
Monday 2-7 pm
Tuesday 2-7 pm
Wednesday 9 am-2 pm
Thursday 2-7 pm
Friday 1-5 pm
Saturday 9 am – Noon
16381 State Hwy 131
Gays Mills, WI 54631
Phone: 608 735 4331
First and third Wednesdays of the month
10:30 am October-May
Second Wednesday of the month