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April 2021

Our Current Services
As COVID numbers in our community continue to fluctuate, we will be adjusting our in-person services accordingly to serve your needs and ensure the health and safety of our patrons and staff. Check our website and Facebook page for our most up-to-date hours.

Adult Grab & Go Kits
Try something new each week with our adult Grab & Go kits. Kits are available inside the library and at curbside pickup on a first come, first serve, basis while supplies last. This month we're highlighting National Library Week, National Poetry Month, and springtime. 
Shredding Event 
Saturday, April 10 to Saturday, April 17
Bins available when the library is open to the public
Monday-Friday 2pm-6pm and Saturday 9am-12pm

Ready to Spring clean and get rid of all that old paper? Bring it to the library and let us take care of it! The Platteville Public Library is again partnering with the Southwest Opportunities Center in Lancaster for a week long Shredding Event. The storage container and destruction services are provided by Southwest Opportunities Center, Inc. (SOC), an agency that provides employment for adults with different abilities and that offers shredding, production, and cleaning services to area businesses. Learn more at their website here. People are limited to two grocery bags or one banker's box of unshredded material. For more information, contact the library at (608) 348-7441. No appointment necessary. 
Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent 
Wednesday, April 14
6 pm via Zoom 

Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. Jeff Kersten from the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it, how to prevent it, and how to spot the red flags of a scam. 
Registration required to receive Zoom link. Click here to register
Virtual Adult Book Club
Tuesday, April 20

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Our April book club will meet in City Park (weather permitting) If the weather is bad, we will meet virtually. In April, we will be discussing The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. For information on how to join book group, please email Kelli at
No registration is required.
Let's Talk Dirt: Composting 101
Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 pm

Join Master Gardeners and the Platteville Public Library for a virtual presentation on composting basics. Help your garden be its best! Registration is required with an email to receive the Zoom link. Click here to register. 
Make Your Mark Bookmark Contest
April 1 - 30
Help design the Platteville Public Library's official summer reading bookmark! This year's bookmark theme is “Tails and Tales.” Winning designs will be professionally printed and handed out as part of the summer library program. Winners are selected from four age groups: birth-kindergarten, 1st-6th grade, 7th-12th grade, and adult (ages 19+).
Entry forms and complete contest rules can be picked up at the library or downloaded here
Poetry Path
April 1 - 30
The Poetry Path is intended for all ages to challenge themselves to become a poet, all month long! Each week in April a different style/form will be suggested and the poems displayed along a poetry path in the main windows of the Library. Write as many as you would like and let the Library have a copy of your work. No registration required.
Special Guest Storytime
Wednesdays at 2pm
Join University of Wisconsin-Platteville students each week as they share a live story presentation on the library's Facebook page. Be sure to pick up a grab & go for each week's craft. No registration required. 
Infant and Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays at 10am

February 3- April 21
Ages 0-3

Join us for a new story every Wednesday for Infant and Toddlers on Facebook
No registration required.
Bedtime Storytime: Pajama Party
April 24th
7:00 p.m.
All Ages 
Create your own blanket fort, put on your pajamas and log in for stories, songs and more via Zoom. Registration required. Click here to register
Make Recycled Art
New Video every Saturday in April
10:00 a.m.

Check our Facebook page every Saturday in April for a new video from Pop Artist Michael Albert. Learn to make recycled art- environmentally friendly and crafty! 
Egg Dyeing 
April 2
All Ages 
You bring your own hard boiled eggs and the library will provide a variety of stencils, dyes, etc.  Please dress for mess.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Masks are required. Sign up here. Registration required- sign up for a 20 minute session. 
This event will be held at the Broske Center at Legion Park (1155 N. Second Street).  
(re) Introducing... 
Call 877-907-8081 to hear a story. New story every week! 
Transparent Language
Our library has many language resources from our five county library system (The Southwest Library system has libraries in Crawford, Richland, Iowa, Grant and Lafayette counties). Look online in the resource section of our website to find books, CDs, and more that are available for use with your library card.
Try Transparent Language! An account is easy to set up and then you are on your way to becoming multilingual. Sign up and explore the world of languages. Check it out here
Best wishes to Amanda! A recent UW-Platteville graduate, Amanda has been a Library Page for over two years. In addition to finding your requests, putting away returned books, and helping out on projects, Amanda was a wiz at repairing worn out books and giving them new life. We will miss her and wish her the best in her new endeavors! 
Congratulations to Dave on his retirement from the library! Dave has been checking in books and shelving items at the library for nearly five years. His bright smile and sense of humor will be missed at the library! Dave loves all things Wisconsin and all things historical, and we wish him all the best in his future adventures exploring the Midwest.
We are so excited to welcome our newest library staff member, Zayne! Zayne is our new library specialist in the adult services department. She will be answering questions at the reference desk. She enjoys homebrewing, cats, babies and spending time with her fiancé. Zayne studied Medieval History at Cornell College. Welcome, Zayne! 
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