The library is closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. However. . .
- We plan to provide some form of no-contact availability of materials, probably starting May 4. Please watch our Facebook and website for details.
- Materials available via curbside pickup will be local library materials only. There is NO DELIVERY between libraries at this time.
- We ask that all returns be held for now. Due dates for ALL outstanding materials will be reset to 6/1/2020.
- La Valle materials can be ordered via LinkCat, e-mail or by phone message. We expect to schedule pickups on Mondays and Thursdays by appointment only.
La Valle Public Library
(608) 985.READ (985.7323)
In response to the state-wide measures
for the prevention of spreading COVID-19,
the library will be closed for
the duration of the school closures.
The Book Drop is also closed.
Please keep any materials that you have checked out currently
until the library reopens - the fines will be waived.
Patrons with materials that have been ordered -
- that are already at the library -
will be contacted individually to arrange pickup.
Our best advice - Keep calm, wash your hands, love your family and read your old favorite books. Stay Safe!
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The Valentine Make and Take Event was a success from beginning to end as groups of children and parents came to share the recycled Card Stock, Construction Paper, Googley-eyes, Markers crayons and Glitter to make their very own Valentine's Day greetings and decorations.
Friends of the LaValle Public Library members: Heidi Geils, Amy Schneider and Pegg Conderman were on hand to help with ideas, supplies and creations!
CLOSED New Years Eve and New Years Day so staff can spend the holiday with their family!
See you in the New Year!
Hannah OTT - with her GUESS of 102 spice Drops in the Christmas tree. (There were actually 107 according to the piece of paper taped inside the tree).
Stop by anytime during library hours to pick up your prize!
Thank you all for a Wonderful 2019 Santa Visit!
Open Letter to the residents of LaValle:
On Saturday, December 14, La Valle came together to hold the Annual Santa Visit at the LaValle Public Library.
This event has been happening in La Valle for as long as anyone remembers. Sometimes it has been held at the Fire Station, sometimes at the Village Hall, sometimes other places around town. But Santa Claus has always visited La Valle in December. This year was no exception.
As I looked out over the crowd of young families, with their kids and their grandparents, I said to myself, “Self, this is what “COMMUNITY” looks like”.
So many organizations were involved in bringing together this event. La Valle Community Action Committee contacted Santa Claus to invite him and provided the treat bags. Staff and Friends of the La Valle Library set up the Cookie decorating stations. Sprinkles were provided by a world famous author, John Paul Mueller, who lives in our town. Toothbrushes and toothpaste were donated by Long Dental of WI Dells - a staff member lives in LaValle and thought they would make a welcome addition to the treat bags. On hand to help were representatives of the Town of LaValle Board, the Village of LaValle Board and the Revitalization Committee.
This is what COMMUNITY looks like. People getting together to do something. It looks like participating.
You are never too old or too young to reach out and help mold your community into the place that you want it to be. The oldest volunteer was over 80 and the youngest was an 11 year old “elf’ named Lila. She helped the little ones with their cookies, Santa with the treat bags and her grandma keep an eye on the kids area. She floated from place to place, seamlessly. She looked like she was having a great time!
I was just barely old enough when I heard the speech made by John F Kennedy when he challenged the nation, but I would repeat his words. “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your Country”.
If you want a great nation with a great future, you don’t have to travel very far or do anything extraordinary. You simply have to get together with your neighbors and decide to do something.
It really is more fun when we do it together.
Join the LaValle Public Library FRIENDS group.
The library board takes care of all library business but the FRIENDS is an auxiliary group that supports the library and helps in many ways such as volunteering, helping with programs, helping with bake sales and book sales a couple of times a year and supporting the library with their activities during the year.
FRIENDS meet at 7:15 PM following the library board meeting in October and December.
Our newly renovated library, a new library director and many interesting programs and activities going on makes the library an important focal point of the LaValle community.
Don't Miss out on this opportunity to help the LaValle Library!
support the LaValle Library,
Come on out!
Join us at the LaValle Public Library
June 8th, 9-1