Welcome to the Library

    The library is open for browsing and computer use. As of Monday, August 9th, 2021 we are asking all visitors to wear masks in the Library – including those who are fully vaccinated. Masks are available at the Library. 

   Alternatives to visiting the library:

  • 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 PrivateLibrary 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:



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.

Library Hours

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
Email:  dgibbs@swls.org

Children playing
Story Hour
As of December 2021, we are not providing in-person Story Hour. Look for us on Facebook for a virtual story time and children’s book talk.
Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Usually the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  For December 2021, and possibly for the winter months, we’re meeting on the second Thursday at 12 noon. Feel free to bring a lunch!