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Monday            10-6
Tuesday            10-8
Wednesday      10-8
Thursday          10-8
Friday                10-6
Saturday           9-1

Doorside pickup/services
always available.

 Virtual Happenings for All Ages!

Help us reach our community reading goal of 10,000 minutes by 2021
1. Register or sign in at https://ellsworthlibrary.beanstack.org from your web browser or using the Beanstack mobile Tracker app on December 20th.
If you joined us on Beanstack this summer, welcome back.  If you haven’t tried Beanstack yet, get to know it before our big Frozen February Fun challenge coming in February 2021.
2. Log your reading and complete fun reading activities online or with the Tracker app
3. Your logged reading minutes will help us work toward our community goal of 10,000 minutes!

Youth & Family Programs (ages are recommendations)


Facebook Live Storytime with  Ms. Caroline (ages 0-5)

Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
Access on our Facebook account (no need to have an account to watch) or view later on Ellsworth Public Library’s YouTube account.
Listen to stories, sing, play, and interact virtually with Ms. Caroline. Pick up story kits each month that contain activities to go with story times. Story time kits and misc. Grab and go bags can be found on the Grab and Go cart in the back hallway of the building.

Virtual PJ Storytime on Zoom (ages 0-10) Second Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Registration required HERE or call the library. 

Read to a Hedgehog – (ages 5+)
December 11
Ms. Caroline and her family’s hedgehog, Fernie, are looking for readers and they want it to be you! Join Ms. Caroline and Fernie on Zoom, for this out of school event, by making an appointment where you get to be the leader of storytime and meet Fernie. Register for your own 20 minute time slot HERE. Appointments available beginning at 10:40 a.m.

Colossal Fossils Zoom Programs (6+) Each Friday at 1:00 p.m. Registration required HERE. 
Join Colossal Fossils every Friday from their downtown Wausau, Wisconsin museum. If you can’t join us live, the recordings will be available for 3 days after each presentation. We will feature a Grab & Go kit each week to complement their presentations. Pick one up on the Grab and Go cart in the back hallway of the building.
Weekly topics: (Look for the links on the library’s Facebook account to watch the programs later. Each topic will be viewable until the Wednesday of that week’s program.)
Sept 11 – Predators & Prey
Sept 18 – Tyrannosaurus Rex
Sept 25 – Ice Age Giants
Oct 2 – The Age of Humans
October 9 – Women of Science
October 16 – First Life
October 23 – Sea Monsters
October 30 – Sky Monsters
November 6 – The Mammoth Hunter
November 13 – Cave Art 101
November 20 – Flintknapping Basics
November 27 – Fire with Friction
December 4 – Ancient Music
December 11 – Primitive Fishing
December 18 – Ice Age Clothing
January 8 – Cordage (rope making)

Tween/Teen Events

Virtual Teen Winter Craft Night (ages 12-18)
December 18 @ 6 – 10 pm
Registration required HERE.
Hosted by Ellsworth Public Library with Augusta, Rice Lake, Ladysmith and Park Falls Libraries

Join us for a night of crafting, games, snacks and cozy fun. We’ll make winter cottages, do some painting, make snowmen, play games and listen to some festive music. The first 10 teens to sign up are guaranteed a snack, crafts and fun grab bag.

Adult Programs/Events

Community Book Club on Zoom (ages 21+) Every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Registration required HERE or call the library.
Let’s gather together to share our love of books, conversation, and community.

Working for the Right to Vote: Wisconsin’s Role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement with Simone Munson (adults 18+)
Zoom Program
December 1 @ 1:00 pm
Registration required HERE.

Join us as we welcome Simone Munson from the Wisconsin Historical Society as she takes us on a march through suffrage history. We’ll explore the stories of leaders, tactics, losses, and victories as women worked for the right to vote, and see how Wisconsin fits within the larger story of enfranchisement and analyze the conflict and complications that suffragists faced as they sought the right to vote.
This program will be recorded – available on the library’s YouTube channel for 2 weeks after event.