Help Wanted - Library Director

Hiring Library DirectorThe Markesan Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a Library Director with a passion for community and life-long learning to administer all aspects of library service. If you love a flexible, friendly, supportive work environment where you will be surrounded by a talented and motivated staff and library board, then Markesan is for you. Ideal candidates will have exceptional public and community service skills; a strong background in technology; an interest in literacy, excellent organizational and supervisory skills, and fiscal management knowledge. The position is 30 hours per week. The qualified candidate must have at least 54 college semester credits, half in liberal arts and sciences, to obtain initial certification and commit to additional coursework as required. Transcript required at interview. Background check and pre-employment drug test required. Pay commensurate with experience and education with a wage range of $17.50- $23/hr.  Benefits include participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, vacation, sick, and holiday time. Send cover letter, resume, application, and three references to Jill Worden, Board President, PO Box 160, Markesan, Wisconsin 53946 or email: Open until filled.

PDF icon Click here for the Job Application and PDF icon here for the full Job Description.

Bunny Pageant Voting runs March 23rd to April 1st

The Third Annual Bunny Pageant will start Thursday, March 23rd! Stop in to see the amazing stuffed bunnies decorated by local community members, and vote for your favorite one! Voting will run Thursday, March 23rd to Saturday, April 1st. 

The top three winners will receive cash prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 3rd. 

Seed & Garden Program with Danielle Boerson- Thursday, March 30 @ 6:00 pm

On Thursday, March 30th @ 6:00 pm, Danielle Boerson of Boerson Farm will lead a free hands-on program on starting seeds indoors! She'll also cover outdoor planting, and other gardening tips! Seeds, planting cells, and soil will be provided.

Advance registration is not required, but would be helpful for planning enough supplies. If you would like to sign up ahead of time, you can call us at (920) 398-3434.

Tax Forms now available in main lobby

2022 tax forms are now available in the main lobby! If you can't find the specific forms you are looking for, we are happy to find them online for you. You can also call us at (920) 398-3434 to ask which forms we have available. 


Markesan Book Club Meeting - Monday, March 27 @ 6:00 pm

The Markesan Book Club will be meeting on Monday, March 27 @ 6:00 pm to discuss this year's Green Lake County Reads selection, "The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride" by Joe Siple. Copies will be available in a special display in the fiction section. Click here to place a hold on a copy, or call us at (920) 398-3434, and we're happy to place a hold for you!

"The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride" follows 100 year old Murray McBride as he finds new purpose helping 10 year old Jason Cashman complete his list of five things he wants to do before the young boy dies from his terminal heart condition. This is an award-winning novel that will be sure to tug on your heartstrings.

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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