Let’s Talk About Dementia    Friday, March 1st, 1 PM

Gina Laack, Social Worker with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) and Dementia Care Specialist, will hold an informational session discussing what dementia is, the importance of taking action to help those with dementia, tactics for addressing dementia in Crawford Co. and how to become a dementia-friendly community.


Decoding the Driftless   Sunday, January 20 @ 2 PM

The 2018 movie, Decoding the Driftless will be shown free of charge in the Community Room of the Community Commerce Center at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 20th. There will be a Q & A with one of the producers of the film, George Howe, following the hour-long movie. DVDs will be available for purchase.








The Department of Workforce Development will be available one day a month to assist you with your resume, cover letter, interview skills and more. For a full list of services the DWD can provide see below. Schedule an appointment by calling the library (608-735-4331). 






Advance Care Planning Presentation

Gundersen Lutheran educators will be on hand on April 5th to discuss this important topic.

Register by March 29th for this event. 







Holiday Crafting for all Ages

Drop by for some holiday crafting on Saturday, December 16th from 9 a.m. to noon.

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 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.