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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
2107 Julius St. Cross Plains, WI 53528 ph. 608-798-3881 fax 608-798-0196 email:
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Hours: Mon., Wed., Th. - 9-8 Tues., Fri. - 9-5 Sat. - 10-2, Sun. - closed

Kids & Families

Storytime News

Picture This!

Fall/Winter 2015

Child's snowman collage.


This November and December we will explore stories of the seasons and use our creativity to make a gallery of pictures to decorate our homes. Check out our schedule and themes for Picture This!


Read to a Dog

Wednesdays, Oct. 14, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Come meet Dyna, our new reading buddy. Dyna loves kids and she would love to hear you read. Sign up at the front desk for a 15 minute time slot, or call 798-3881 for assistance.

Golden Retriever lying down on snow.


Tween Book Group

Monday, November 23 @ 4 PM

Masterminds, by Gordon Korman

Book cover of Masterminds by Gordon Korman, showing overhead layout of neighborhood, 4 kids surrounded by purple grabby hands, and a helicopter.

From bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a thrilling new middle grade trilogy about a group of kids living in a Pleasantville-type town who discover a dark secret that connects them to some of the greatest criminal masterminds of their time.

Eli Frieden lives in the most boring town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. Only thirty kids live in the idyllic town, where every lawn is perfectly manicured and everyone has a pool and a basketball hoop. Honesty and kindness are the backbone of the community. There is no crime in this utopia.

Eli has never left town…. Why would he ever want to? But everything changes the day he and his friend Randy bike to the edge of the city limits. Eli is suddenly struck with a paralyzing headache and collapses. Almost instantly, a crew of security—or “Purple People Eaters,” as the kids call them—descend via helicopter. Eli awakens in the hospital, and the next day, Randy and his family are gone.

Sign up and get your copy of the book at the service desk. Snacks will be served.


Holiday Craft Workshop

Make a Felted Ball Ornament

Thursday, December 10 - 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Ages 6 and older (children 6-8 need an adult helper)

Felted ball ornament with beads on top and bottom, hanging on a pine tree branch.

Learn to make your own felt from wool, using just soap and water and your own two hands. We will be making small balls and tiny colorful wool acorns.

To register please stop by the circulation desk, or call 798-3881. Space is limited.

Library Kids Who Care

Please read and share our behavior guidelines with your children.

Parent Zone

Are you about to embark on a new adventure like potty training your child? There is help waiting for you in the Parent Zone of our children's department. Take a look at the variety of resources this special collection has to offer.