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October 4, 2021
New Library Project Update
On Monday, September 20, 2021 the Library Board met with the Village Board to discuss significant challenges specific to the N. Main St. site for the new library project.

While some challenges were anticipated, it was only through the preliminary civil engineering work that sufficient information became available to fully understand the cumulative impacts on the new library project. These challenges would result in a library different than our community envisioned; one that may not accommodate future expansion, green space, or proper water maintenance.
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Based on that conversation, the Library Board and Village Board will be working together to explore alternative locations for the new library to be built. This difficult decision was made to ensure the project results in a library that can serve our community into the future.

The order of the steps that were taken in the project was determined by an agreement with the Village which outlined a detailed process for the library project to follow.
Read more on our website at or contact Jennifer Way, Library Director at 608-835-2322 with any questions or concerns.
Book Sale!
Saturday, October 23, 9 am - 1 pm
Youth Center, 110 N. Oak St
Need books for your home library? The Friends are hosting a one-day used book sale! Everything is under $1.00!

Proceeds support programs for all ages at Oregon Library/

Online Resources Available 24/7
In addition to physical items, your library card gets you access to online resources that are available 24/7.

Explore all our online resources on our website under Research & Discovery.

If you have a card but are having trouble using it, please email
Resource Highlights
Ancestry Library Edition provides you access to the world's largest online family history resource! It is usually only available in the library but is temporarily available from home.

Paid for by Oregon Public Library
TeachingBooks is an engaging collection of resources that brings books to life! It provides videos, activities, discussion guides, and other literacy resources!

Provided to all Wisconsin residents by BadgerLink.
Events for Kids
Weekly Fall Storytimes
Oregon Library is excited to offer in-person and virtual storytime options for families. Questions? Please contact Kelly the Librarian at
Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10 am Kiser Park Shelter
Enjoy 25 minutes of storytime with books, rhymes, and songs followed by then 10 minutes of active play led by library staff.

Thursdays at 9:30 am & 11 am
For ages 0-18 months held via Zoom.

We have added an earlier time. Attend the time (9:30 am or 11 am) that works best!
Enjoy rhymes, bounces, and stories with Ms. Wendy along with social time for babies and caregivers.

Monthly Storytimes
Saturday, October 9 at 10 am
For ages 0-6. No registration.
Held at the new park Highlands of Netherwood.

Enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities!

3rd Monday at 6:30 pm
For ages 0-6 held via Zoom. Registration Required.

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes before bedtime. Each child will receive a craft based on them. All new attendees will receive an egg shaker and scarf to keep! 

Events for Teens
Teen Book Chat
Thursday, October 14 at 5 pm
For grades 5th-8th. Registration required. Held Oregon Area Senior Center.

Have you read a good book – or a terrible one? Looking for more reading ideas? Join Librarian Kelly and other young people to talk books of all kinds!

Teen Read Book Box Subscription
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For young people in grades 7th - 12th.

Oregon Public library’s own free Teen monthly subscription box includes a library book or audiobook based on your likes as well as some goodies for you!

Events for Adults
Book Clubs
Pick up the book using Curbside Pick-Up or in person and then participate online via Zoom. Email to get the login information for the discussion.
Great Beginnings

On Monday, October 4 at 6 pm and Wednesday, October 6 at 10:30 am we will discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

Brown Bag

On Wednesday, October 20 at 11:30 am we will discuss Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.

Inspiration Through Art with Deseré
Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 pm
For adults held via Zoom. Registration required.

See some of Deseré’s work, explore her inspirations, hear about her artistic practice and process, and learn about partnerships she is building in the community.

Monarch Butterfly Biology and Conservation
Thursday, October 21 at 6:30 pm
A learning event for adults. Hybrid event. Registration required.

In this presentation, Karen Oberhauser will describe the amazing biology of migratory monarchs, how citizens and scientists are documenting monarch numbers across their migratory cycle, and more!

Origins of Chocolate and the Chocolate Caper
Wednesday, October 27 at 6:30 pm
For adults held via Zoom. Registration required.

Join us for an exploration of how beans become chocolate, and how The Chocolate Caper became what it is today. One lucky attendee will win a $25 gift card! 

Learn a Language
Thursday, October 28 at 6 pm
For adults held via Zoom. Registration required.

Have you always wanted to learn another language? Now is your chance. The library provides Transparent Language Online free to card holders! Learn how to navigate this resource and how you can learn to parle français or one of these languages.

The Oregon Public Library is a welcoming and safe gathering place that meets the information, leisure, civic, and cultural needs of a diverse community.

If you need special accommodations to attend a program,
please contact library staff at or 608-835-3656.
Library Schedule

M T W Th 9 am - 8 pm
F 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 3 pm

Curbside pick-up available upon request

Phone: (608) 835-3656