Wednesday, Dec. 8 @ 6:00 pm - Holiday Appetizer Class

Wednesday, December 8 @ 6:00 pm

*sign up in advance*

The library will be hosting a Holiday Appetizer Class with Kathy from Mill Street Haven and Cooking School. Kathy McCarthy will share her tips and tricks on how to make delicious and festive dishes.

She will have samples and demonstrations of Sugar Cookie Chex Mix, Pecan Pineapple Cheeseball, Pull Apart Crescent Rolls, and Red & Green Hummus with Pita Chips.

Space is limited for this class and sign up is required. Please call the library to reserve your spot at (920) 398-3434. Ages 15 up welcome to attend.


Thursday, Dec. 9 @ 6:00 pm - Santa Story Time

On Thursday, December 9 at 6:00 pm, go candy cane fishing and listen to some fun Christmas stories at our Santa Storytime! We will have festive stories, games and crafts, fun rhymes and fingerplays, and Santa!
Sign up is appreciated for planning purposes but not necessary.

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

Take & Make Craft Kits available starting Wednesday, Dec. 8 @ 12:00 pm

On Wednesday, Dec. 8 @ 12:00 pm, we will have 3 different craft kit designs available! These are all cute, festive, and easy-to-make activities for a crafter-noon by yourself or with friends! 

Star garland kit - $6.00
Christmas Tree board - $5.00
Jingle all the way square - $5.00

To reserve any or all these fun craft kits, please call the library at (920) 398-3434. 

Yuletide Recipe Swap packets available starting Wed. Dec. 8

Our Yuletime Recipe Swap recipe packets will be available to pick up starting Wednesday, December 8! You can still drop off a recipe to be included in the swap, if you would like to! The last day to drop off recipes is December 7. We have forms available at the front desk, if you would like to use them. 

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

Story Time on Wednesdays @ 10:00 am

In-person Story Time is back on Wednesdays at 10:00 am! A special hour of stories, songs, and surprises for preschool and early elementary ages. If you have any questions, please call the library at (920) 398-3434. We can't wait to see you there!


Online Challenge: 100 Books Before College for ages 12 and up

100 Books Before College (ages 12-19): 100 Books before College dares readers 12-19 yrs. to read 100 books before they graduate. Small prizes will be awarded as you get closer to 100 books. 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. The raffle drawing will be on June 1, 2022. Find out more here at our online challenges page!

This challenge will take place completely online and readers can access it at Participants can also download the Beanstack app and search for Markesan Library to play.

Click here to begin! 

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This project was brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant LS-00-19-0050-19.

Updated Online Resources

Boy with headphonesMore Online Resources to Keep You Connected! 
(Thank you Princeton Public Library for compiling and sharing many of these links with us )

We can offer you plenty of  online learning and entertainment opportunities!

You may need a library card to access some of our resources. When required to sign in to use our online resources all you need to do is enter your library card number with no spaces. Your PIN is usually the last four digits of the phone number you gave us when you aquired a card.

If you don't have a library card, go here to get one free:Click Here
If  you lost your card or don't remember your number, contact the library through emai: or by phone: 920-398-3434.  You can leave a message and a librarian will get back to you shortly.

Now that the basics have been explained, onto the resources!

Overdrive is our most popular online resource-- download ebooks and audiobooks for free! If you have a smartphone or tablet, download the Libby App. Books are available for all ages, and we recently added many more titles. You may have to wait to download some books, but others are available 24/7. J.K. Rowling recently released the audio and ebook versions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for unlimited checkouts with no waiting until April 30th.

Digital Books: The library's digital book offerings have exploded with brand new content for all ages. Tumblebooks, Abdo, Audio Book Cloud, National Emergency Library and More!  Check it out.

Need financial assistance? UW Madison has put together a great list of resources.

Need help finding work?  See the Winnefox Employment Help Center page.

Do you have a young student at home? Check out Facebook Live Storytime each Wednesday at 10:30 am.  The Markesan Public Library also has started  the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, get a jump start reading to your little ones now.  KidLit TV, Scholastic's Learn at Home, a list of 30 online "field trips" with live cameras or virtual walk-throughs, a sample daily schedule for kids, a great list of resources at Read Wonder & Learn, Live Learning videos with LivBits, Mystery Science lessons for grades K-5, and 1 Hour Coding for Kids for K-9th grades. Finally, there's a HUGE List of at-home educational entertainment resources, including live webcams, activities and more.

Do you have an older student at home?
Check out our Homework Help page.  Want to learn technology skills at your own pace by watching these video tutorials on popular software and computer basics?  Try the Winnefox Tech Skills CenterGale Courses is another popular resource that offers interactive, instructor led online courses available on a wide variety of topics. Explore our Research Page for more great links, including genealogy resources, automotive repair guides, Consumer Reports, language learning, and lots more.

Want more free ebooks?
Sesame Street is offering some free ebooks for kids right now.
The Internet Archive's Open Library has textbooks, classics, and even some juvenile chapter books like The Giver by Lowis Lowry, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, and Matilda by Roald Dahl.
 Open Culture has a nice list of older classics.
The National Emergency Library is a collection of mostly older non-fiction books that supports remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation.
Project Gutenberg has over 60,000 titles (mostly older).

Do you miss the Book Page magazine? Sign up to get a digital copy.

Need to connect with people digitally? Here are some resources for online meetings:

Microsoft Teams:
Facebook Live:
Google Hangouts:

If you have any trouble accessing any of these resources, feel free to contact the library by emai:  Or you can call us and leave a message at 920-398-3434.  A librarian will get back to you shortly.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Head Start!

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We want to help you give your little ones a great start in building reading skills! Sign up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program -- Kids get fun prizes for every 100 books read to them, with a special prize at the very end! Visit the 1000 Books tab of our website to get started today at home. Please call us with any questions at (920) 398-3434.  

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