4th of July Holiday Hours

happy-4th-of-julyThe library will be open on Saturday, July 2, from 9am to 1pm and closed Sunday and Monday, July 4th. Enjoy the summer holiday!! Be safe, too.

Northwoods Book Festival

locally laidThe Northwoods Book Festival is a new event sponsored by the libraries in Mercer, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Minocqua, Presque Isle and Winchester. Join us as we celebrate books and reading in the Northwoods. Our next program is at the Boulder Junction Library.  For the complete festival schedule, check online at northwoodsbookfest.org

Thursday, June 30, 6:30pm – Boulder Junction Public Library. Learn how a Midwestern family with no agricultural experience went from a few backyard chickens to a full-fledged chicken farm with Lucie Amundsen, author of Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm – from Scratch.  Lively discussion and friendly conversation included! Refreshments, too.

Ride the Bus! Minocqua area residents are invited to ride the bus to Boulder Junction. The Northwoods Transit Connections will provide bus service to the event. Cost is $2 roundtrip for riders 60 years and older; $4 roundtrip for riders under 60 years. Bus will leave from the library at 5:45pm. Call the library to reserve a seat.



On Your Mark, Get Set … Read!

readyread2016 Summer Reading Program Events

Tuesday, June 28, 1:30 p.m. Discovering Dinosaurs with the Northwoods Wildlife Center. Learn about dinosaurs and the way they lived by examining and discussing fossils. Recommended for school age kids.

Thursday, June 30, 1:30 p.m. Aquatic Tabletop Biospheres with Joy Pitzer. Create your own tabletop biosphere, complete with small aquatic animals. Recommended for school age kids. Register (call or visit the library) beginning June 21.

Friday, July 1, 10 a.m. to noon. Bike Rally at Torpy Park. Ride (or drive) your bikes to Torpy Park to decorate them for the Fourth of July parade. Also, Richard Hablewitz, a local Wisconsin Bike Federation Ambassador, will talk about biking and bike safety.

Click HERE for the complete schedule or download the PDF to print a schedule: PrintableSummerReadingProgram.


Special events for kids 11 & up.

Tuesday, July 5, 11-1 pm Yoga Join Yoga Instructor Megan Welz as she takes us through a series of movements and yoga poses for beginners. Feel free to bring a bag lunch to enjoy outside in the reading garden following the class (if the weather cooperates).

Click HERE for the complete schedule for ages 11 & up.

Sizzlin’ Summer Book Sale

summerTuesday, August 2, 9am to 6pm and Wednesday, August 3, 9am to 4pm (Minocqua Community Center Gym)

Great bargains on books, videos, CDs, puzzles and games. Bag of books for $2/bag. Other items individually marked including an excellent selection of “barely used” hard cover titles at $2/book. Shop early and often! All proceeds support the Minocqua Public Library. Sale is sponsored by the Minocqua Public Library Foundation.




Weekly programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

children-playing-outside-clip-art-i9Happy Birthday America! StoryTime. Wednesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. Let’s celebrate Independence Day with books, songs and action rhymes. We’ll make a 4th of July craft, too. For toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers.

Summer Music Garden. Music and movement for preschoolers and their caregivers. Meets Thursdays at 10 a.m. from July 7 through August 4.