Story Time Update:
School is starting soon, and so is Story Time! Starting Wednesday, September 15, we'll have Story Time every Wednesday at 10:00 am in person! We're so excited to see you again! Join us for stories, songs, surprises and friends. Geared towards preschool to early elementary age. Read on to find out about our special evening "Pajama Story Time", too!

We are open at our normal hours and for our normal services.
For those who would prefer contactless service, we are continuing to offer optional curbside pick up - just call us at (920) 398-3434 to schedule a pick- up time.

Masks are now optional. The library will continue with its escalated cleaning regimen. Patrons are encouraged to stay six feet apart and practice frequent hand-washing.

September Events
Library closed on Monday, September 6 for Labor Day

Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7.

If you wish to return library materials while we are closed, there is a 24-hour book drop next to the East Charles Street entrance.
Wednesday, Sept. 8 @ 4:30 pm
Family Movie:
Spirit Untamed
Light refreshments provided!
Story Time begins!
Wednesday, Sept. 15 @ 10:00 am
Starting September 15, and every following Wednesday at 10:00 am, join us for stories, songs, surprises and friends. Geared towards preschool to early elementary. We can't wait to see you there!
Tuesday, September 21 @ 4:00 pm
Cooking Up Science with 4-H: Rock candy and strawberry DNA!
Register in advance

This workshop involves exploring basic biology,chemistry, and physics using common items from the kitchen! This program is designed for youth in grades 3-6.

Activities include making rock candy, extracting DNA from strawberries, and creating bouncy balls!

Class size limited to 15 participants. Sign up at the library or by calling (920) 398-3434.
Tuesday, September 21 @ 5:15 pm
Giant Pumpkins with the Oft Family
The Oft family, of Oft's Flock and Feather Farm, will share advice and tips on raising giant pumpkins. A great program for gardeners of all ages!
Wednesday, Sept. 22 @ 4:30 pm
Family Movie:
Boss Baby: Family Business
Stop by the library for snacks and a movie!
Thursday, September 30 @ 6:00 pm
Pajama Story Time
Stories and songs for preschool to early elementary age, plus you can come dressed in your favorite pajamas!

If you have any questions, feel free to call the library at (920) 398-3434.

Coming in October.......
Saturday, October 2 @ 1:00 pm
Shipwrecks & Sea Shanties
At the Caestecker Public Library in Green Lake
The Green Lake County Libraries invite you to the 2021 Green Lake County Reads event exploring the Great Lakes above and below the waters. Featuring music and stories by tall ship captain Tom Kastle and a historical Great Lake shipwreck presentation by scuba diver Chris Spoo of Double Action Dive Charters. This event will be hosted at the Caestecker Public Library in Green Lake.

Need directions? Click here for a map!

If you have any questions about this event, you can call the Markesan Public Library at (920) 398-3434, or the Caestecker Public Library at (920) 294-3572. You can also visit the Green Lake County Reads Facebook page for more information.
Ongoing Programs
Online Reading Challenges!
Try one of our 2 fun online challenges -- earn small prizes, enter raffles, and discover great resources along the way! Raffle drawing for 100 Books Before College will happen on June 1, 2022.

How to participate:
The challenges will take place completely online and readers can access them at Participants can also download the Beanstack app and search for Markesan Library to play

100 Books Before College (ages 12-19): 100 Books before College dares readers 12-19 yrs. to read 100 books before they graduate. Small incentives we be awarded and at every 10 books read, participants earn tickets to enter into a prize raffle of either a $25 Ted’s Piggly Wiggly Gift Card or $10 gas station cards. At 50 books read, participants earn a book to be purchased in their honor for the library’s collection by an author or genre of their choice. The library will put that participants name in recognition inside the book and the reader will get the first checkout. At 100 books read, participants will receive a book to keep. The raffle portion of this challenge will be drawn on June 1, 2022 and then renew with prizes for participants still working on their goals.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (birth to 5 years old): This challenge is is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate. Each time you read 100 books, bring your reading record to the library to receive a special reward. At 1,000 books read, come celebrate at the library, see your child’s name placed on the 1,000 Book Wall of Fame, and receive a free book. Pick up a log sheet at the library, or download one by clicking here to get started!

If you have any questions about these challenges, please call the library at (920) 398-3434, or visit our website to get started.
Other library news
The Markesan Library offers special services for the housebound, teachers, and for home-school families!

Contact the library for more information by calling (920) 398-3434, or click the link below to learn more.
Check out our Outdoor Activity Kits!
We have 4 outdoor activity kits to help children explore the outdoors!

  • Wildlife & Nature Explorer Kit: binoculars, compass, guide books, and laminated activity sheets

  • Fishing Kit: fishing pole & reel, tackle box with tackle, and fishing guides

  • Bird Watching Kit: binoculars, bird activity sheets, and bird ID books

  • Bug & Butterfly Kit: terrarium, bug catching tools, bug ID books

You can find these in the children's area on top of the picture book shelf by the Launch Pads!

If you would prefer contactless service, we can bring out one of the kits to you as a curbside pickup, just call and let us know when you would like it waiting for you at (920) 398-3434!

Thank you so much to the Grand River Turkey Club for donating the funds for these fantastic outdoor activity kits!!
You can now access over 3,000 magazine titles from home using Overdrive and Libby! Read about sports, health, fashion, design, food, and more!

All you'll need is your library card. Click here to get started!

Stop by the library or call (920) 398-3434 if you have any questions, or need help!
You can check out audiobooks, ebooks, movies, music, and more 24/7 online using Hoopla, Overdrive, and Libby -- all you need is your library card!

If you have any questions, or forgot your PIN number, please call the library at (920) 398-3434 and we can help!
Try one of this month's featured graphic novels on Hoopla:
Featured library resource: Consumer Health Complete
Use your library card to access consumer-oriented health content at home, from mainstream to holistic medicine.

Search fact sheets & pamphlets, drug & herb information, or research by topic (parenting, mental health & more). Browse magazines like American Fitness, Yoga Journal, etc.

Resource provided by Badgerlink.

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For those who would like to view our CO-VID-19-related policies, visit the CO-VID-19 policy page on our library website by clicking the link below.
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Markesan Public Library Hours
Monday & Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tues, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Markesan Public Library | (920) 398-3434 | 75 North Bridge Street