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  • Snow Place Like Home Winter Reading Challenge
    2022 Winter Reading Program Begins January 3rd and continues until March 12th. Write 10 book reviews for books you check out & read
  • Early Closing Due to Weather
    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…only three days late! We’re having a “snow day”…the library
  • Conversation, Coffee, & Christmas Music
    Join us on Friday, December 17th at 10:30 for an extra special Christmas Music program! Local musician, Greg Leighton, will be entertaining
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wisconsin Author Victoria Houston
      The Vernon County Libraries and the Driftless Writing Center have partnered to bring Wisconsin author, Victoria Houston to the Westby
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Library Receives National Grant
      Knutson Memorial Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Closed for Christmas
    Knutson Memorial Library will be closed from Thursday, December 24th through Sunday, December 27th for Christmas. We will re-open Monday,
  • 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.
  • Closed for Thanksgiving
    Knutson Memorial Library will be closed from Thursday, November 26th through Sunday, November 29th for Thanksgiving. We will re-open
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • FREE Take & Make Kits Available
    Story Stones are our first FREE Take & Make Project kit! . Story Stones encourage creativity, story retelling, character recognition,
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Holiday Harmony Fundraiser
    Get in the holiday mood on Sunday, December 1st with “Holiday Harmony” – Knutson Memorial Library’s annual fundraiser event. This fun,
  • 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
  • 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
  • Memory Connections
    Memory Connections is a free social program designed to keep us all active and alert. Join us for coffee, conversation, and activities
  • Digital Family TreeSaving Your Digital Stuff
    Personal & Family History If you are like many Wisconsinites, your family history is gradually moving from analog (photographs,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
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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”
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • Libraries Rock!Libraries Rock!
    This week our drop-in craft project is Mandala – rock painting – because “Libraries Rock”! Stop in throughout the
  • 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
  • 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