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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

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:

January 26, February 23, March 16th, April 27, and May 18

Children snuggling with big white dog while a girl reads.

Storytime News

Join us this winter for Let's Play!

Come and find out how playing with your child encourages early literacy skills. We'll have fun sharing stories and songs and, of course, playing!

January 13 - March 25

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, March 12: 4:15 - 5:00 PM

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Book cover showing illustration of gnarly witch sitting on an old tree stump.For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite.
Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws keep relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken -- Seth is a bit too curious and reckless for his own good -- powerful forces of evil are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save their family, Fablehaven, and perhaps even the world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most.
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Sign up and get a copy of the book at the library service desk.

Join us for some snacks and conversation about 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.