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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

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Library Resources

Databases for Readers (including Novelist): Use these resources to find information on books and recommendations such as similar authors.

Book-alikes: Read everything by your favorite authors? Let a librarian help! Tell us what you're looking for and we'll give you some new reading suggestions. Complete the form and a librarian will respond within one week.

Don’t Miss Lists: LINKcat offers Don’t Miss Lists, including new books, award winners, and Chapter-A-Day choices. 


The Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group often discusses contemporary fiction, but we have been known to delve into classics and non-fiction.  Check out the list of titles we have read over the years for ideas.

If you are interested in reading about contemporary environmental issues, look over the list of past reads by the Eco-Talk Book Club

Staff Picks: 

The following books have been read, and enjoyed, by the staff of the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library.  Each title links to the book’s record in LINKCat. 

Pam recommends: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Pam also recommends: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Kris recommends: Outliers: the Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell

Catherine recommends: The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

Holly recommends:Rome 1960: the Olympics That Changed the World by David Maraniss

Holly also recommends: Faces of the Great Lakes by B.A. King

Jan recommends: Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg

Jan also recommends: Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy

Vicki recommends: Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandberg