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January 2021

Collage of library staff wearing holiday sweaters and masks with words "From 6 feet away...happy holidays!"
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
Challenge yourself to a new project each week in the new year. Kits are available each day on a first come, first serve basis. January kits will highlight wintry fun, including snowflakes and New Year's cards. 
Getting Started with Estate Planning
Tuesday, January 12  ·
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gather information on preparing for the future for yourself and your loved ones. This Zoom session will cover estate planning basics: wills, powers of attorney, and titling assets so that your planning goals are achieved.
Led by Atty. Kris Karrmann and Atty. Matt Jacopelli
of Karrmann Law Offices, LLC.
Register online for Zoom link:
or call (608) 348-7441 x4. 
Virtual Adult Book Club
Tuesday, January 19  ·
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Our January book club will meet on Zoom. In January we will be discussing Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell. For information on how to join the Zoom discussion, please email Kelli at No registration is required.
Winter Reading Challenge
Sunday, January 3 - Sunday, January 31

Ages: Adult
The Winter Reading Challenge begins on January 3! 
Here's what you need to do for the challenge: 
  • Read 5 books and log them on Beanstack between January 3-January 31
  • Complete 5 activities on the Winter Reading Challenge Bingo (optional) 
  • Collect a prize
Platteville Public Library is excited to introduce the Simon and Schuster Books Like Us Winter Reading Challenge! The Winter Reading Challenge will run from Sunday, January 3 to Sunday, January 31. You can register for the Winter Reading Challenge on our Beanstack website or app. Read 5 diverse books for the challenge and log your progress on Beanstack. We'll be posting a Winter Reading Challenge Bingo card on Facebook that you can use as a guide to find diverse reads. Complete any 5 of the challenges on your bingo card and win a prize. Sign up at
Community Involvement Listing
Did 2020 leave you realizing that you want to find a way to connect with your community? Our annual Community Involvement Fair is taking on a new, virtual format this year. Learn more about community service groups, local social organizations, and volunteer opportunities through our Community Involvement Listing, so that you'll be ready to join up with a local organization once it's safe to do so again (or find out which groups have virtual meetings!).

Does your group or organization want to participate in the Community Involvement Listing? Fill out our form to be included in our list of community groups.
Service groups, social groups, volunteer opportunities, and clubs are all welcome to be included. Register by January 10 to be included in our listing, set to launch on January 30.

For more information, visit
Kidding Around - Yoga for Kids
Wednesday, January 6 and Wednesday, February 3
10 am · Ages 1-5 with an adult
Join Kidding Around Yoga instructor Tracy VandenHeuvel on zoom for Yoga especially designed for kids 1-5 and their parents. 
Click here to register and get the Zoom link. Registration and signed permission form are required.
Storytime Online 
Every Monday and Thursday starting January 4
10 am · Ages 0-6
Join us for a new story every Monday and Thursday. 
No registration required. 

Photo of page Amanda between two bookshelves
Congratulations to Amanda Brogan! Amanda has been a library page for two years and has earned a degree in Forensic Investigation and a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. 
Welcome to Troy Hoppenjan, our new Youth Services Specialist! 
Troy recently relocated back to Southwest Wisconsin from Baltimore to be closer to family in Kieler, WI. Troy is happy to be back in the library world and looks forward to serving the Platteville community!
Best wishes to Adult Services Specialist Rosa Moore, who will now be working at our library system headquarters as our system's Cataloger! Over the last four years, you may have seen Rosa buying non-fiction books, making gorgeous window displays, running programs, answering questions at the Ask Desk, and writing this newsletter. 
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