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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

Mondays, 3:30 - 5: October 20, November 24 and December 15

Meet Diesel the Great White Pyranees. Diesel loves kids and he would especially love to hear you read. This fall he will come to the library once a month to hear your stories. Sign up for a 15 minute time slot at the front desk, or call 798-3881.

several children cuddling with big white dot.


School's Out Halloween Celebration

October 30th, 1:00 - 3:30

Library Community Rooms

Join us for a movie about Dracula as an over-protective father, Halloween crafts, treats and door prizes. Wear your costume too! Please register by calling 798-3881.

Characters from the movie Hotel Transylvania.


Storytime News

Join us this fall as we celebrate What Makes a Family!

September 2 - December 17

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

see complete schedule here


Tween/Teen Book Club

For ages 8-18

Thursday, October 9: 4:00 - 6:30 PM

Book cover with drawing of Willy Wonka and some candy.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie turns 50 this year, just like the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library! Let's have a grand birthday celebration by reading the original story, and then watching the movie together. A chocolate treat from Sjolind's Chocolate House will be enjoyed by all who attend! And one lucky winner will find a golden ticket at the program. This ticket will be good for a tour of Sjolind's Chocolate House in Mt. Horeb, including a personal demonstration of how they make their amazing and delicious chocolates!

Congratulations to the winner of the Golden Ticket, Dylan McKillips! And many, many thanks to Sjolinds Chocolate House of Mt. Horeb, for making custom chocolate bars for our readers!

Brother and sister pose with book, movie case and golden ticket


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.