Monday Movie - Little Mermaid Sing-Along! (for all ages)

Monday, August 15, 1:00pm

August 15th @ 1pm - 1989 Little Mermaid - SING ALONG! - Rated G - Runtime 83 minutes

A young mermaid strikes a deal with a sea witch to become human in order to land the man of her dreams, even though her father has forbidden her to swim to the surface. Families of all ages are welcome to come and belt out the timeless tunes from this classic Disney film. Popcorn will be provided.

While all ages are welcome to this program, the library's unattended child policy does applies. Thank you for understanding!

Join us August 22nd @ 1pm for Finding Nemo (not a sing along)

Virtual Cookbook Book Discussion

Monday, August 15, 6:00pm

August's Cookbook Discussion will be on Monday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m. The Goodful Cookbook, is available at the Library and through LINKcat. Please register to receive the Zoom invitation. REGISTER HERE

Preschool Players 3 (Registration required)

Tuesday, August 16 (All day)

Children ages 4 and 5 will rehearse a short play based on "The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and perform it for family and friends on Thursday evening.

Session I: June 21st & 22nd, 4-4:45pm; performance June 23rd at 6:30pm (dress rehearsal 6:15pm)
Session II: July 19th & 20th, 4-4:45pm; performance July 21st at 6:30pm (dress rehearsal 6:15pm)
Session III: August 16th & 17th, 4-4:45pm; performance August 18th at 6:30pm (dress rehearsal 6:15pm)

*Each session requires a minimum of 4 preschoolers in order to perform the play. You will be notified if for any reason it looks like this might be the case. Invite friends/family/neighbors to help ensure that each session meets capacity (4-10 players).

Virtual Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, August 18, 6:00pm

August's selection is "The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot" by Marianne Cronin. Copies are available at the library and through LINKcat. If you have not yet registered to be sent the Zoom meeting invitation for the Virtual Book Discussions, please REGISTER HERE.

Friday Film (for teens) - Luca

Friday, August 19, 1:00pm

August 19th @ 1pm - 2021 film "Luca" - Rated PG - Runtime 101 minutes

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, “Luca” is a story about an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, Alberto, but the fun is threatened by a secret: they are sea monsters from another world below the water’s surface.

Teens, join us August 26th @ 1pm for Finding Dory 

Ocean Odyssey: Live Shark Touch Tank @ Lion's Club Building (limit 100 attendees)

Friday, August 19, 6:00pm

August 19th @ 6pm - Summer Finale

This traveling touch tank from the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium brings live ocean animals to Reedsburg! Break down common misconceptions surrounding sharks/rays and explore the roles these animals play in the ecosystem. Afterwards, participants can touch real sharks*.

Registration for this special finale event is FULL.

Beginning August 8, you can register to claim a limited amount of the 100 free will-call tickets!
The registered number of tickets will be available upon arrival at the event. 

*Attendees should plan to arrive early. 
Tickets not claimed at the Lions Building by 5:45p.m. will be released for stand-by attendees.

A stand-by line will be available day-of for any unused tickets on a first-come first-served basis. 

*Sting-rays may be substituted if the aquarium is unable to bring the sharks for any reason

Last Day of Reading: An Ocean of Possibilities!

Saturday, August 20 (All day)

Don't forget to log your days of reading and enter your virtual tickets in Beanstack by the end of the day Saturday August 20th! Or, if you are an OFFLINE READER, submit your paper reading logs by Monday August 22nd to make sure you are entered into the grand prize drawings. Prizes can be claimed through the end of the day Wednesday August 31st. Great work this summer!

Monday Movie (for all ages) - Finding Nemo

Monday, August 22, 1:00pm

August 22nd @ 1pm for 2003 film Finding Nemo - Rated G - Runtime 100 minutes

An overprotective clown fish named Marlin is desperate to find his missing son, Nemo. During his search, Marlin enlists the help of a forgetful blue tang, and they head for Sydney. It's rumored that a fishnapped Nemo is living there in a dentist's aquarium. Popcorn will be provided.

While all ages are welcome to this program, the library's unattended child policy does applies. Thank you for understanding!

Join us August 29th @ 1pm for Moana (our final Monday Movie of the summer)

Morning Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 23, 10:00am

August's selection is "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman. Copies are available at the library and through LINKcat. The Morning Book Discussion has gone hybrid! Participants can meet in-person at the Library or virtually using Zoom. If you have not yet registered to be sent the Zoom meeting invitation for the Virtual Book Discussions, please REGISTER HERE.

"Read with Me" Dog Visit

Tuesday, August 23, 5:00pm

Come for one or all of the following dates to spend some time with and read to Babe (a Newfoundland) or Jesse (a Maltese), specially trained reading dogs!

  • Mondays from 2-4pm: June 13th, June 20th, June 27th, July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, August 1st
  • The fourth Tuesday of the month from 5-7pm: June 28th, July 26th, August 23rd

Sign-up in the children's area or call 608-768-3057 to reserve a spot as early as 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. 

Kindergarten, Here I Come! Storytime (at City Park)

Thursday, August 25, 10:00am

Miss Jess & Miss Maxine will prepare a SPECIAL Storytime just for kiddos* going into Kindergarten (siblings can tag along, as well). There will be songs, books, crafts, and more! Bring a blanket or a lawn chair to join us at City Park for this exciting celebration.

Registration is not "required", but we would very much appreciate it if you could register your kindergartner in advance so we can prepare our name-themed craft. Thank you!

*pssssst: those who will be homeschooling for Kindergarten are invited, too : )

Friday Film (for teens) - Finding Dory

Friday, August 26, 1:00pm

August 26th @ 1pm - 2016 film "Finding Dory" - Rated PG - Runtime 103 minutes

“Finding Dory” reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. Popcorn will be provided.

Monday Movie (for all ages) - Moana

Monday, August 29, 1:00pm

August 29th @ 1pm for 2016 film Moana - Rated PG - Runtime 113 minutes

Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana convinces the mighty demigod Maui to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Popcorn will be provided.

While all ages are welcome to this program, the library's unattended child policy does applies. Thank you for understanding!

Author Spotlight Series

Monday, August 29, 6:00pm

Book Sale Donations accepted

Tuesday, August 30, 9:00am

The Friends of the Reedsburg Library will start accepting donations of book sale materials Tuesday, August 30 in the Community Room. The Friends will accept donations in good condition of hardcover and paperback books, DVD's, Audio books on CD and music CD's.

Not accepted are materials in poor condition such as stained, yellowed, mold, musty or torn, encyclopedias, textbooks and VHS tapes.

Friends Book Sale Preview Night

Wednesday, September 7, 9:00am

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Thursday, September 8, 9:00am

RPL's Homeschool Group Program

Wednesday, September 28, 2:00pm

Library Programs Wednesday @ 2pm: September 29th; October 27th; December 1st

This monthly program, with various topics, is intended for families with homeschooled children ages 5 and up*. Pre-registration is not required.

*Younger children can tag along and toys will be available for their use, but homeschool families are also encouraged to join our other programs for various ages throughout the week!

Virtual Book Discussions Registration

Friday, September 30, 12:00am

One-time Virtual Book Discussion registration.  E-mail registration required in order to obtain secure access to Zoom meeting.

An email will be sent the morning of each discussion with information on how to join the Zoom meeting.

Your contact will only be used for a reminder, or for notification if this event is canceled or changed. Your information will not be used for any other library use, and will never be shared with any 3rd party