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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

Celebrate National Library Week

Unlimited Possiblilities National Library Week April 12-18 - Draw a picture and win!

National Library Week is April 12-18, and once again we are joining Culver’s Restaurants, in celebrating for a whole month!  During April, children ages 4-11 are invited to pick up a coloring sheet from the library and draw a picture about their favorite book.  When the drawing is returned to the library, the child will receive a certificate for a free single scoop of Culver’s frozen custard and be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Culver's Kids Meal.  All coloring sheets must be turned in by April 30th and will be displayed in the library.  Sheets are available at the service desk.


Read to a Dog

Come meet our friend Diesel, the soft and cuddly Great White Pyranees. He loves to be read to. This is a great opportunity for all children, but especially encouraging for reluctant readers. Please call ahead to schedule a 15 minute session with Diesel on one or more of the following Mondays, when he and his partner, Beth Viney, will be here from 3:30 - 5 PM:

April 27 and May 18

Children snuggling with big white dog while a girl reads.


Storytime News

Join us this spring for All the Colors of the Rainbow

Crayons drawing a rainbow.

March 31 - May 20

Wigglers and Gigglers

Tuesdays @ 10

Wigglers and Gigglers is for babies and toddlers. We learn fingerplays, sing songs, read simple books and socialize. Librarians are always on hand to help you find good books.

Big Kids Booktime (ages 3-5)

Wednesdays @ 10 AND Tuesdays @ 1:00

**Every 5th week we have a "coffee break". Come and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on us as your kids play and socialize in our child-centered storytime room.

see complete schedule here


Tween/Teen Book Club

For ages 8-18

Thursday, April 16: 4:15 - 6:30 PM

The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Book cover with old Plymouth and snapshots of the Watson family.

Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There’s Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who’s thirteen and an “official juvenile delinquent.” When Momma and Dad decide it’s time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. They’re heading South to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history.

Sign up and get a copy of the book at the library service desk.

Join us for pizza and conversation about the book. We will watch the movie after discussing the book. Questions? Call Catherine at 798-3881


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.