Events & Special Services

There are so many opportunities to learn together and have fun together at the Markesan Public Library.  Special programs for children and families include the Summer Reading Incentive, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, & Storytime.  We also have a dedicated play area.  For all ages we host monthly events like performances, speakers, craft classes, and more!  Please continue to check this page and our main page for updates!  In the meantime...

during this unprecidented time of social distancing, the library is working hard to keep  you connected to your community and to provide quality services.  Right now have Crafts to Go, amazing Online Resources, and coming soon...a Virtural Library with virtual events!  See below for all the details.

Summer Reading 2020

Imagine your own story





1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 books before kindergarten




Storytime (a Facebook Live event!):  Join us each Wednesday at 10:30 am.  Meet new friends, hear great stories, make a craft.

story time

Make & Take Crafts!  "Make & Take" are craft kits available at the Markesan Public Library  Just ask for one at the check-out desk or pick one up in the children's area.
Each week there will be new crafts. Kits will be available until they run out.  Directions & supplies will be included.
Some kits will be for children.  Some kits will be for adults.  Check back here, as soon we will have a  link to instrucitons and printables.

Art Supplies


Online Resources:  Great links to  keep your reading, learning, and entertained!

online resources

Virtual Library: Enjoy your library anywhere, anytime.  Access books, movies, and more from the comfort of your own home.  Enjoy delightful and informative online programming like tutorials, storytimes, book talks and more.
Markesan Library Youtube channel