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  • Sign Up for Our E-Newsletter
    Don’t Miss Out! Sign up for the inaugural issue of our monthly e-newsletter and begin receiving all the latest news about upcoming programs at the library, new books and DVDs, and more, every […]
  • Conversations with Coffee
    We’re so excited to begin our Conversations with Coffee programs for adults again! Join us on Friday, October 22nd, for conversation about the fall harvest season. You might want to brush up on […]
  • Bunco Bunch
    Join us for Bunco this coming Wednesday, October 20th, at 2 PM. Bunco is a dice game for adults that is fun and easy to learn. It doesn’t require a lot of thinking or concentration, so […]
  • Wisconsin Author Victoria Houston
    The Vernon County Libraries and the Driftless Writing Center have partnered to bring Wisconsin author, Victoria Houston to the Westby Area Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 7th at 7:00 PM. […]
  • Tell Us – What Can the Library Provide For YOU?
      The public library exists to provide materials and services to meet the educational, recreational, and cultural needs of everyone in the community. So tell us – what materials and services can the […]
  • Closed Labor Day Weekend
    And just like that, it’s the end of summer! the library will be closed Saturday, September 4th and Monday, September 6th for the Labor Day weekend.   Have a wonderful, relaxing, holiday and […]
  • Protect Yourself Against Scams
    Scams targeting the elderly have been increasing in recent years. Not only can they have a huge financial impact on the person scammed, they can also have a huge physical and emotional impact and […]
  • Bunco Bunch
    Bunco’s back! After a year +, we are going to resume our monthly Bunco Bunch programs this coming Wednesday, July 21st, at 2 PM. Bunco is a dice game for adults that is fun and easy to learn. […]
  • Mobility Fitness Program
      Are you getting to the age when your balance isn’t as good as it used to be…especially on rough ground? Or maybe the stiffness of arthritis is beginning to limit your range of […]
  • Closed 4th of July Weekend
    Somehow, it crept up on us…but this weekend is the 4th of July! I hope you have stocked up on lots of reading material for the long weekend, since the library will be closed on Saturday, the […]
  • Earn “K9 Bucks” by Reading This Summer
    Can you believe it’s June already? Thank goodness this summer is looking more normal than last year! Knutson Memorial Library is gearing up for summer with our “Tails & Tales” reading program […]
  • Library Receives National Grant
      Knutson Memorial Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association […]
  • Creativebug Kit Giveaway!
      Got a craft you want to try? Check out the latest resource we have – Creativebug. Creativebug has over 1000 online classes in art & design, sewing, quilting, papercrafts, knitting, […]
  • Take & Make Diamond Dots “Painting”
      These cute & glitzy stickers and keychains can be your next crafty fun. There are many different designs for all ages and abilities. Pick up a Take-&-Make Kit at the library today! All […]
  • Take & Make Bunny Treat Boxes
    Spring is in the air (at least for today) and Easter is coming. Pick up a Take-&-Make Bunny Treat Box kit at the library today. The kit comes complete with everything you need to make two […]
  • Snow Place Like Home!
    Curl up with some hot cocoa and a good book this winter! Adults, teens and children of all ages can enjoy reading at home while earning a chance to win cool prizes by participating in the library […]
  • Valentine Take-&-Make Kits Available
    Looking for something crafty to do? Stop at the library and pick up the latest “take-&-make kit”! Adults can make a charming “love struck” Valentine note card or get […]
  • Happy New Year!
    Knutson Memorial Library will be closed Thursday and Friday this week to ring in the New Year…here’s hoping 2021 is much calmer and closer to normal than the past year! We will be open on […]
  • Closed for Christmas
    Knutson Memorial Library will be closed from Thursday, December 24th through Sunday, December 27th for Christmas. We will re-open Monday, December 28th at 1:00 PM. We hope you have a very Merry […]
  • New Addition to KML Staff
    Chandler Barry is the newest addition to the staff at Knutson Memorial Library as of mid-November 2020. Growing up just outside St. Joseph’s Ridge, she attended Central High School in La […]
  • Closed for Thanksgiving
    Knutson Memorial Library will be closed from Thursday, November 26th through Sunday, November 29th for Thanksgiving. We will re-open Monday, November 30th at 1:00 PM. Have a safe and happy […]
  • Grab Bag Book Sale
    It’s that time of year again…time to curl up under a cozy blanket in the evenings with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and read.  This is also the time for the Knutson Memorial Friends of the […]
  • Employment Opportunity
    We’re certainly going to miss Karla’s creativity and cheerfulness around our library, but we wish her good luck as the Ettrick Public Library director! And now… Knutson Memorial […]
  • Adult Autumn Craft Kits Available
    We are so excited to announce our new ADULT TAKE & MAKE CRAFT! Stop in and get your kit to make either the pumpkin or the autumn leaf string art design. They are easy, fun, & relaxing to […]
  • Labor Day Weekend Closed
    The library will be closed Saturday, September 5th, and Monday, September 7th, for the Labor Day weekend. In the meantime, are you looking for something to do with your kids? Take the Story Hunt […]
  • Coon Valley Story Hunt
    Looking for something to do with your kids? Take the Story Hunt around Coon Valley! This is a great activity for older kids to do on their bike…or for younger kids to do with mom or dad. Pages […]
  • Still Time to Read!
    Have you signed up for Summer Reading, yet? There are lots of worlds to explore and still plenty of hot days ahead when it would be nice to stay inside – or in a shady place – and let a […]
  • FREE Take & Make Kits Available
    Story Stones are our first FREE Take & Make Project kit! . Story Stones encourage creativity, story retelling, character recognition, and sequencing skills….and they are fun to make! . We […]
  • Summer Reading Program for Adults
    Begins June 15, 2020 10 to Try Challenge yourself to read outside your comfort zone! Read a book in each of the following categories: Classic Authors Fantastic Realms Historical, Fiction or Non Keep […]
  • Re-Opening June 1st!
    The library will re-open for almost normal business on JUNE 1 at 1:00! We are so excited to see people again, but for the safety and health of us all we ask that you limit your time in the building […]
  • Summer Reading Program for All Ages
    Begins June 15, 2020 Choose Your Challenge Try our Online Logging & Tracking Option! Imagine Your Story! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us! […]
  • Curbside Service Continues
    We at the library are excited about the possibility of opening our doors to the public again. We also want to do that in the safest way possible. With that goal in mind, we won’t be re-opening until […]
  • Curbside Service Beginning
    Beginning Monday, April 27th, the library will begin offering curbside service to our patrons! Please call or email us your list; we will gather the items (or similar options if the particular […]
  • Online Resources Available With Your Library Card
    The library building may be closed to the public right now, but we CAN give you access to some great online resources…all you need is your library card, your PIN number and this website! This […]
  • Library Closing to Reduce Contagion Risk
    The Library Board and the Village President feel that it is prudent to take the precautionary measure of closing the library at this time. We will be open Monday and Tuesday during regular hours, but […]
  • Classic Country Music Program
    If you’re in the mood to listen to some good music, come to our Conversations with Coffee on Friday, March 13th at 10:30 am. Guest musician Greg Leighton will keep everyone entertained with stories […]
  • Readers’ Anonymous Book Group
    Did you know that Knutson Memorial Library has a long-running book discussion group? Our book selections cover a wide range of genres including classics, popular fiction, suspense, historical […]
  • Round BarnRound Barns : Past & Present
    On Valentines Day, the library will be presenting a program on “Round Barns : Past and Present”. Speaker Lyle Bernau will take you on a photographic “tour” of round barns throughout the Midwest, […]
  • Conversations with Coffee Featuring Brad Steinmetz
    The library will be hosting a program on the Kickapoo Valley Reserve with Brad Steinmetz on Friday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 a.m. He will discuss flooding issues and the La Farge Dam Project. This talk is […]
  • Holiday greetingsHappy Holidays!
    The library will be closed on December 24th and 25th (Tuesday and Wednesday) for Christmas, and again on December 31st and January 1st for New Year’s. We hope you have a very merry Christmas […]
  • Holiday Harmony Fundraiser
    Get in the holiday mood on Sunday, December 1st with “Holiday Harmony” – Knutson Memorial Library’s annual fundraiser event. This fun, social event will be from 1:00-4:00 at the Coon Valley American […]
  • Charlie Brown pathetic treeTabletop Christmas Tree Contest
    Get in the Ho-Ho-Holiday Spirit early AND support the library by entering the Tabletop Christmas Tree Decorating Contest! It’s fun and easy – great for kids to do, as well as adults. To begin, […]
  • BooksFriends’ Annual Book & Bake Sale
    The Friends of Knutson Memorial Library will be holding their annual Book & Bake Sale on Saturday, November 2nd from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the library in Coon Valley. This is your chance to pick […]
  • Memory Connections
    Memory Connections is a free social program designed to keep us all active and alert. Join us for coffee, conversation, and activities designed for people of all ages and abilities! This month we […]
  • Digital Family TreeSaving Your Digital Stuff
    Personal & Family History If you are like many Wisconsinites, your family history is gradually moving from analog (photographs, letters, keepsakes) to digital (websites, social-media accounts, […]
  • Memory Connections Program Series
      Are you one of those people who have trouble remembering what day of the week it is? Maybe you go into a room…and then can’t remember what you came for? This is the kind of thing we all laugh […]
  • Labor Day FlagLibrary Closed for Labor Day
    The first Labor Day was in 1882; a day set aside to celebrate working people and their contributions to the prosperity of the country. This was back when it was common for the average adult American […]
  • Vernon County Reads : Allen Eskens
    This Thursday evening is the conclusion of the summer Vernon County Reads program with a presentation by featured author Allen Eskens. Since June people have been encouraged to stop by their local […]
  • Conversations with Coffee
    Are you looking for a place to go that will get you out of the house, give you something fun to do, keep your mind active, give you lots of social interaction, and not cost anything? Come to […]
  • Kids’ Afternoon Painting Fun
      Are the “dog days” of summer getting you down? Unleash your inner creativity at the library on Monday, August 5th from 1:30 – 3:00. We will be experimenting with some […]
  • Friends’ of KML Rummage Sale/Food Stand
    We’re Cleaning Out the Basement! The Friends of KML are sponsoring a Rummage Sale/Food Stand at the library on July 26th from 9 AM-2 PM. For sale will be a large collection of used DVDs, large […]
  • July Crafting with Friends
      What is your idea of the perfect lazy summer day? July is here and it’s time for some altered book art! Join us Wednesday, July 17th from 5:00-7:00 PM to create your own lazy summer […]
  • 2019 Summer Programs
    Welcome to summer…and Knutson Memorial Library’s “Universe of Stories”! Every day you check out a library book, your name will be put in a drawing to win a small prize each week. Drawings will be […]
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    June Crafting with Friends Hard to believe, but July 4th is just around the corner! The project for this month’s “Crafting with Friends” night on Wednesday, June 19th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Knutson […]
  • What’s Cooking?
    The monthly meeting of Knutson Memorial Library’s “What’s Cooking?” Club will be on Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 PM. Our theme for this meeting is “Strawberry Fields”; enjoy finding a perfect recipe […]
  • What is Bunco?
      Just what is Bunco? Bunco is a social dice game, traditionally played with 12 players who are divided into three tables with four players at each table. But really, almost any number can play; […]
  • Memorial Day
    Memorial Day is more than just the beginning of summer; Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It was originally known as Decoration Day and began in the […]
  • Stories from the Flood
    Were you affected by the flooding last August? Your story matters! The library is partnering with the Driftless Writing Center’s “Stories from the Flood” project to help people affected by the […]
  • Heart made of foodWhat’s Cooking? Club
    A Touch of Citrus   Do you like to cook and talk about food? Do you love to read cookbooks but often don’t have the time to make all those delicious recipes? If you answered “yes” to either of […]
  • Stories from the Flood
    DUE TO TODAY’S WILD WEATHER, TONIGHT’S STORY COLLECTION WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED. Were you affected by the flooding last August? Your story matters! The library is partnering with the […]
  • Stories from the Flood
    Were you affected by the flooding last August? Your story matters! The library is partnering with the Driftless Writing Center’s “Stories from the Flood” project to help people affected by the […]
  • Springtime WreathCrafting with Friends – Think Spring!
    Are you ready for Spring? We are!! Join us on Wednesday to make a lovely springtime wreath to brighten up your home. All supplies are provided and will be available from 4:30 until 7:00.   If […]
  • Ball of YarnFriends of KML Fiber Craft Silent Auction
    The Friends of Knutson Memorial Library are accepting donations of new, handmade items made of cloth, yarn, embroidery floss, or any other type of “fiber”, for their “Fiber Craft Silent Auction” […]
  • Winter BackgroundLibrary Closing Because of Weather
    Knutson Memorial Library will be closing Tuesday, January 29th at 6:00 PM. Readers’ Anonymous Book Group meeting is re-scheduled to next Tuesday. We will also be closed Wednesday, January 30th […]
  • Hot Reads for Cool NightsHot Reads for Cool Nights
    Read Books & Earn a Prize! Check out the library’s Adult Winter Reading Program “Hot Reads for Cool Nights” that runs from January 7th through February 25th! Come into the […]
  • Closed Christmas & New Year'sMerry Christmas & Happy New Year!
    Knutson Memorial Library will be closed on December 24th and December 25th. Personally, we’re hoping for a white Christmas (just a little white, not a blizzard). But whether Christmas is white […]
  • Holiday OrnamentsCountdown to Christmas
    We’re counting down the days until Christmas…are you? The question is: do you want the time to pass quickly or are you trying to slow down the days because there is so much to do? If […]
  • Veteran's DayHappy Veteran’s Day!
    What is so special about Veteran’s Day? Veteran’s Day originated as “Armistice Day”…the day the armistice was signed that ended World War I, “at the eleventh hour […]
  • Book, Bake, & Craft SaleAnnual Book, Bake & Craft Sale
    The annual Friends of KML Book, Bake & Craft Sale is on Saturday, November 3rd from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the library. We have a large selection of gently used books: adult nonfiction, […]
  • Happy Coffee Day!National Coffee Day
    National Coffee Day is this Saturday, September 29th, and International Coffee Day is Monday, October 1st…and Conversations with Coffee at the library is this Friday, September 28th! In honor […]
  • Local Children’s Author Book Signing
    Coon Valley Elementary School secretary and children’s author, Lisa Olson, will be at Knutson Memorial Library in Coon Valley on Tuesday, September 18th from 5:00-7:00 PM. This will be your first […]
  • Vernon County Libraries LogoWide-Eyed Fun for Everyone at the Vernon County Fair
    The Vernon County Libraries have a booth at the Vernon County Fair this year. We are in the Vernon Memorial Healthcare Building; stop and see us and sign up to win the HUGE basket of “Wide-Eyed […]
  • It's Labor DayLabor Day Weekend
      The library will be closed this Labor Day weekend to allow our staff to rest, relax, and rejuvenate – We hope you will be able to have some fun outside as well and we’ll see you on […]
  • TextingGet Text Alerts from Your Library
      Text messages from your library! Receive hold notifications, renew items, and more with your library’s text messaging service. Text SIGNUP to 608-313-5911 to get started. For more information, […]
  • Raffle BackpackBack-to-School Raffle Basket
    The Friends of KML have put together a back-to-school backpack full of everything you need for the start of school. Paper, markers, pencils, water bottles, and snacks…it’s all there! […]
  • Jane HamiltonMeet Author Jane Hamilton
    International bestselling author Jane Hamilton lives, works, and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Wisconsin. Jane will be discussing her latest novel, “The Excellent Lombards”, a […]
  • Chalkboard FrameCrafting with Friends
      This Wednesday (the 18th) is Crafting with Friends…join us from 5:00-7:00 pm as we share ideas for changing all those old frames everyone has laying around into useful memo boards, […]
  • Libraries Rock!Libraries Rock!
    This week our drop-in craft project is Mandala – rock painting – because “Libraries Rock”! Stop in throughout the week  and try your hand at decorating a rock…with a […]
  • Enjoy the 4th!
    The library will be closed to allow staff to enjoy the holiday. We hope that you will have a lovely, relaxing day as well…and remember to fly the flag! We will open as usual at 1:00 on […]
  • Photo of Winding Rivers Library System Library CardLibrary Card Notice
    WRLS Library Cards Expire Annually All Winding Rivers Library System Cards Will Now Expire Annually in an effort to safeguard public library resources, all WRLS library cards are now set to expire […]