Fiction in July

Fiction titles are waiting for a reader: The author of Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry has a new western you may have heard about. The Last Kind Words Saloon features well-known legends Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday and their lives on a changing western landscape. J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith has a new crime novel, Silkworm. Michael Palmer has written a medical suspense, Resistant. It features a group known as One Hundred Neighbors that aren’t really very neighborly. If you have a little time, spend it with Greg Iles. The author has written a lengthy novel, Natchez Burning, “the first installment in an epic trilogy that weaves crime, lies, and secrets past and present into a mesmerizing thriller featuring southern mayor and former prosecutor Penn Cage.”  Dig in with a good book.



Summer Read Program

The summer reading program is well under way! The library is working in cooperation with the Lone Rock Elementary School to provide a self-directed reading experience.

The goal for each child is to read 10 books in the library. A child will then enter his or her name and a joke into a drawing.  After each drawing, the jokes are posted on the bulletin board for everyone to see.

Kids can read at home as well. “Blue stamps for titles read at home”; pink stamps for titles read in the library.” Lone Rock Elementary School will have a drawing in the fall. For each book that is read over the summer, a child will have his or her name entered in the school drawing. For students that are not in school yet, or for children participating from other schools, the library will have a final drawing to include those participants.

Children can join in at any time. Simply visit the library and get started reading!


Register for June Computer Classes

Teacher Heidi Radel will be providing two interesting computer classes in June.

Monday, June 9th from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Introduction to, and finding online News & Obituaries.
Learn how to use a flash drive.

Monday, June 16th from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Using Pinterest to Find/Share Ideas
Learn how to use a flash drive.

To register for one or both classes, stop in at the library, or call 608-583-2034. If you plan on bringing your
own laptop, please stop in the week before so we can make sure you can access the Internet.

Big Read in June!

It’s international! Have you heard of the Big Library Read? It’s a program that gives libraries and library patrons simultaneous access for a limited time to a popular electronic book title, creating a virtual, global book club!

What do you need to participate?  1. You’ll need a valid Wisconsin library card. 2. Request a password from your local library. 3. Visit between June 3rd and June 18th!  If you have downloaded books from the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) site before, you are already set to join in the reading.

Beginning June 3rd and concluding the morning of June 18th, Wisconsin library card holders can download (temporarily borrow) and read the mystery ebook, A Pedigree to Die For, Book 1 of the Melanie Travis Mystery Series by Laurien Berenson. The ebook can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about waiting lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and best of all, there are no late fees!

Book Sale Begins April 18th

The library is holding a book sale beginning Friday, April 18th. There are many paperbacks and hard bound books just waiting for the right reader to come along. The cost is $.10 for paperbacks and $.25 for hardbound books, while they last.

National Deaf History Month

March 13th through April 15th is National Deaf History Month. The Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) in Delavan, WI has been serving Wisconsin’s deaf and hard of hearing children and their families since 1852. The school provides educational services and programs for students in grades preschool through high school.

The library media center located at the school in Delavan is celebrating by sharing information and resources from their collections with libraries around the state! The Lone Rock Community Library is participating with a display of items that are ready to check out. To learn to communicate more effectively with your baby, check out Sign With Your Baby, a how-to book written by Joseph Garcia. Watch and listen to children’s stories with Read With Me, a DVD featuring 3 storytellers that sign The Very Busy Spider, Owl Babies, and Monster Can’t Sleep. Or for adults and children ages 11 and older, read Signing Fun. Author Penny Warner offers 441 useful signs. Illustrator Paula Gray provides hundreds of easy-to-follow illustrations that will help you learn American Sign Language, “the fourth most commonly used language in the United States”. Additional titles are on display.

Room to Grow

The Lone Rock Area Historical Society completed an expansion this week!  The new area is small but will have a big impact.  Included in the new space is a large display window which will allow the Society to display documents and artifacts from its collections. Congratulations on the completion of this new space! Visitors are invited to stop into the library to visit the display window.

Internet is up!

The library had a couple weeks of downtime when a router failed recently.  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Patrick Rice from Technology Assurance Corporation was in to replace the clunker equipment.  Thanks Patrick!

Happy New Year!

Throughout each year, we try to provide you with the services and resources that you want and need.

You can help us make this a great place to be!

  • Let us know what you think.
  • Get the word out – the library is here to serve Lone Rock and the surrounding area!
  • Use our display area to share your talents.
  • Request an item – that request helps us to understand what people want to view and read!
  • Offer a class – you might just find a group of like-minded people to share your interests.

On behalf of the Library Board, and your library staff, we’d like to wish you a happy and prosperous 2014.