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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

Row of children wearing bunny ears, lined up for the bunny hop.


Get ready to move to the beat this fall with a fun array of books and songs that will inspire you and your little ones to get up and dance! Have a look at our program schedule and mark your calendars for Boogie Down at the LIbrary!


Read to a Dog

Wednesdays, Oct. 21, 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, October 26 @ 4 PM

The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier

The Night Gardener book cover, silhouette of tall man holding watering can, in front of an old tree.


Get in the mood for Halloween with this spine-chilling novel by Jonathan Auxier, author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes.

The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. With Auxier’s exquisite command of language, The Night Gardener is a mesmerizing read and a classic in the making.


School's Out Movie

Thursday, October 29, 1-3 PM

Dog, Gromit at the table,Wallace reads the newspaper, in the background, a picture of the were-rabbit on the cover.

Come celebrate Halloween with us! We'll show a couple of episodes of classic TV shows, The Munsters and The Addams Family, and then enjoy our feature film, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Free popcorn, costumes encouraged.

Please stop by the library, or call to register: 608-798-3881.


Marsha Schaeffer with grandson, Drew, who models cape and mask.


Every Hero Has a Story

We heard and read about all sorts of heroes this summer. We met a few dog heroes, listened to some tales and songs about heroes, and even tried our hand at drawing superheroes and practicing sword fighting like professional actors. At our regular storytime programs we met a firefighter, teacher, physicians assistant, water librarian, and our own police chief! None of it would have been possible without your participation, and the help of many, many generous volunteers and supporters. Please take a moment to have a look at this list of our summer library program heroes.


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.