Fairy Garden Class - Wednesday, April 21 @ 6:00 pm (In-Person Event)

Sign up today to be a part of our Fairy Garden Class on Wednesday April 21 at 6:00 pm! This is an in-person class. Space is limited as we will provide the pot, the soil, a miniature figurine or two, and one plant. This class will give you the hands on know how on creating your own magical, tiny garden, fit for any fairytale or tabletop display!

If you would like to sign up, or if you have any questions, please call the library at (920) 398-3434.

Ted's Piggly Wiggly Round Up

Thank you so much to Ted's Piggly Wiggly of Markesan for the round-up for the library!  Along with the funds we raise during the 2021 Chair Affair, all proceeds from the round-up will go for refreshing our Children's Area. piggly wiggly logo Thank you so much Ted's Piggly Wiggly!

Bunny Pageant at the library - Congratulations, winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our First Annual Bunny Pageant: Cheerleader Bexley, Nemo the Rocking Bunny, Bumby, and Sparkles 2!! 

Due to a tie, we had 4 winners, but every bunny was decorated with lots of effort and creativity! Thank you so much for everyone who entered a bunny in pageant! And thanks to everyone who voted! 

All the bunnies can hop home with their families, whenever it is convenient for you to stop by!  

If you have any questions, please call the library at (920) 398-3434. 

State and Federal tax forms now available

State and federal tax forms are now available at the library! We are open for our normal hours and services, but if you would prefer contactless service, we can bring out forms to you as a curbside pickup. If you have any questions about which forms we have, or curbside service, please call us at (920) 398-3434.

Fine Forgiveness April 5 - 17, 2021

In honor of National Library Week, overdue fines will be forgiven and replacement library cards will be free! Fines for lost or damaged items do not qualify. If you have any questions, please call the library at (920) 398-3434. 

Theater Readers: Book and Movie Book Club meeting in-person and virtually on Tuesday, April 20 @ 6:00 pm

This April, the Theater Readers are meeting in-person and virtually on Tuesday, April 20 @ 6:00 pm! We'll be discussing the book and film adaptation of the true crime novel: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt!

We have copies of the book, audiobook, and TV show ready for checkout! You can find them in the display by the window closest to the DVD section. 

If you would prefer contactless service, we can bring a copy out to you as a curbside pickup, just call us at (920) 398-3434 to let us know what time you would like to have it waiting outside for you!

You can come in person, and we'll also be live-streaming it on Google Meet. If you could call ahead to let us know if you would like to come in person or attend virtually, that would be very helpful with planning! For those who would like to attend virtually, the link will be posted here and on our Facebook page closer to April 20.

We hope to see you there!

Take and Make Craft Kit: Musical Nest Frame on Tuesday, April 13 @ 12:00 pm **all reserved**

**UPDATE: All kits are now reserved.**

Those who reserved this week's Take & Make Craft Kit can pick them up starting Tuesday, April 13 @ 12:00 pm! This kit will have all the supplies and instructions for a beautiful Musical Nest Frame! A small $5 fee will cover the cost of supplies. 

If you prefer contactless service, your craft kit can be brought out to you as a curbside pickup. You can call us at (920) 398-3434 and let us know when you would like it to be waiting for you!

Children's Alphabet Adventures Storytime: every Wednesday @ 10:30 am on Facebook

Miss Brittany’s "Adventures through the Alphabet" Story Times are uploaded every Wednesday at 10:30 am on our Facebook page.  Storytime videos will be kept up all week long so you can tune in whenever it is convenient for you!  Each week has a special craft - craft kits with supplies can be found on the table in the children's section a few days before each Story Time. If you prefer, we can also bring a kit out to you as a curbside pickup - just call us at (920) 398-3434 to let us know when you would like a kit waiting for you!

Online Challenge: 100 Books Before College for ages 12 and up

100 Books Before College (ages 12-19): 100 Books before College dares readers 12-19 yrs. to read 100 books before they graduate. Small prizes will be awarded as you get closer to 100 books. At every 10 books read, participants earn tickets to enter into a prize raffle of either a $25 Ted’s Piggly Wiggly Gift Card or $10 gas station cards. The raffle drawing will be on June 1, 2021. Find out more here at our online challenges page!

This challenge will take place completely online and readers can access it at markesanlibrary.beanstack.org. Participants can also download the Beanstack app and search for Markesan Library to play.

Click here to begin! 

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This project was brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant LS-00-19-0050-19.

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