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Soldiers Grove Library November Newsletter

This week, as we settle in to give thanks for the bounty we have, the library will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25th through Saturday, November 28th.
But, YES, the Soldiers Grove Public Library is still providing services: curbside, browsing of materials, faxing, copying, computer use (with time limits). We will continue to monitor the Crawford County Health <> recommendations as community spread has increased; as always we maintain our rigorous cleaning and quarantining protocols.
Stay safe, stay healthy — wash hands, wear a mask. Whatever we all can do to get through this let’s do it so we can keep the library experience as safe as possible for everyone.
*Virtual Book Club**:* Everyone is welcome to join us Wednesday, December 9 th at 6:30 p.m. for a virtual book discussion. This month we are reading *The Overstory* by Richard Powers. We will discuss the book via Google meet. Please contact Sarah by phone (608) 624-5815 or email ( to sign up. Gays Mills patrons may contact David Gibbs by phone (608) 734-4331 or email (
*Soldiers Grove Public Library is 50 years old: *It began with the Yankeetown Homemakers meeting in December 1970. By June of 1971, a collection of books was assembled in the cloak room of the old Opera Hall on Main Street in Soldiers Grove. Run entirely by volunteers the library moved from the Opera Hall to the Fire Station until 1982, when it moved to the new Solartown development, in its current home. The sweet little library expanded with support from the Village and the surrounding community in 2012.
The summer of 2021 we will plan to host an official celebration with the entire community. As part of the celebration, we would like everyone, young and old, to create a canvas with a painting or a poem, or any creative medium you prefer, with the theme of *“What the Soldiers Grove Public Library Means to Me.”* You can pick up a canvas at the library, or create something out of materials you already have. We would like for you to bring the completed project to the library, so we can display it for all to see for our celebration.
*Outside Wireless Connection Expanded:* We have more connections at the library. You can park in the lower or upper parking lots, and you can even be in the courtyard to access our wireless connection. These devices are visible from the windows and are available through a grant with the Southwest Library System. So please feel free to use our WIFI connection to access the internet anytime you are near or around the library building!
Please reach out with questions, suggestions, or concerns.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
*Library hours*
Monday & Wednesday 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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