After School Adventures in February and March

School age children are invited to 4 Thursdays of after school fun from 4 – 5 pm. Lego challenges, maze construction, catapults and more.

After School February-March





Join us for a presentation by Ann Bausum on November 15th at 7 pm in the Gays Mills Community Room.

Ann Bausum has written 2 books about Stubby, renowned mascot of World War I, known to have comforted the wounded, saved his regiment from mustard gas and who captured a German soldier by the seat of his pants.


Join us for refreshments and discussion after the presentation.

As always, this event is free and open to the public.


In conjunction with the presentation you are invited to view the following exhibit on loan to the library from the Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum from Nov. 7th to Dec. 3rd.









 Books Before Kindergarten

The Gays Mills Public Library is excited to announce the upcoming launch of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Initiative. Watch for more information in the newspaper, on our Facebook page and on our website.

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think.

Why should you bother? Because early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first three years of life and is closely linked to a child’s earliest experiences with books and stories see for more information.

Families who participate will be presented a book bag, log sheets, and a 1000 words of encouragement to read to their children. Children who reach 100 book milestones will be able to place a sticker on the 1000 Books Tree at the Gays Mills Public Library.