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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


Summer Library Program 2014

Fizz, Boom, Read!

Poster showing title "Fizz, Boom, Read", robot, scientist and kids experimenting.

June 13 - August 2

Program schedule

Register Here

Keep track of time read - print reading logs

Keep track of books read - print reading logs


Storytime News

Wigglers and Gigglers Playtime

Tuesdays @ 10 on the following days:

June : 17, July: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug: 5

Bring your babies and toddlers to our child-friendly storytime room for some socialization - meet new friends, share books and toys. Librarians are always on hand to help you find good books.

Big Kids Booktime (ages 3-6)

Wednesdays @ 10 in June and July

This summer's program features some special guest presenters!

see schedule here

Just added: July 30 and Aug. 6


Tween/Teen Book Club

For ages 8-18

Thursday, July 24 - 2:00 - 3:00 PM

The Reinvention of Edison Thomas, by Jacqueline Houtman

Meet author Jacqueline Houtman!

The first 10 readers to sign up will get a free copy of the book. Come the the book club meeting and have the author sign your copy!

Book cover showing gears and machinery.

Eddy Thomas can read a college physics book, but he can’t read the emotions on the faces of his classmates at Drayton Middle School. When the local school crossing guard is laid off, Eddy is haunted by thoughts of the potentially disastrous consequences and invents a traffic-calming device, using parts he has scavenged from discarded machines.

Join science writer and author Jacqueline Houtman in a discussion about her book, The Reinvention of Edison Thomas. We’ll talk about how an idea becomes a book. We will also talk about science.

Snacks provided!

For more information or to sign up please contact 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.