Door County Library

Door County Library 8 community libraries providing services to all areas of Door County, Wisconsin. Active since 1866, we offer books, audiobooks, movies, e-books, e-audiobooks, music, games, magazines & newspapers + DC Newspaper Archive going back to 1862.

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Operating as usual

With the capacity to hold 107,601 people, Ann Arbor’s Michigan Stadium is the largest stadium in the US, but you’d have ...
09/22/2020

With the capacity to hold 107,601 people, Ann Arbor’s Michigan Stadium is the largest stadium in the US, but you’d have to fill it 604 times to equal the 65 million Americans who didn’t vote in 2018 due to registration problems. Make sure you’re #VoteReady --> http://doorcountylibrary.org/vote

Banned Books Week is next week. On Sept. 29, SAGE Publishing and OIF will host the free webinar “COVID-19 and Academic C...
09/21/2020

Banned Books Week is next week. On Sept. 29, SAGE Publishing and OIF will host the free webinar “COVID-19 and Academic Censorship,” which will address e-books, internet control, and open data. The free webinar is limited to the first 1,000 guests.

Register here: http://ow.ly/pDIx50BrC5I

What does censorship look like in a fully online world? Our experiences dealing with COVID-19 have increased – and in many ways complicated – interactions with open data, internet control, e-book access, and more. What have we learned about censorship and censorship in academia as a result?

In this free hour-long webinar, taking place during Banned Books Week, an information scientist, data scientist, and political scientist will all discuss their observations. Register here: http://ow.ly/pDIx50BrC5I

The first buyers today showing off their purchases from the Friends of Door County Libraries' Basement Book Sale. The Bo...
09/18/2020

The first buyers today showing off their purchases from the Friends of Door County Libraries' Basement Book Sale.

The Book Sale is now open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays each week from 12:30pm - 2:30pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library.

Purchases help fund programs at all 8 branch libraries.

#FriendsOfDoorCountyLibraries #DoorCounty #ShopDoorCounty

Recycling day is tomorrow in Baileys Harbor. Most items are free with a few exceptions.
09/18/2020

Recycling day is tomorrow in Baileys Harbor. Most items are free with a few exceptions.

Some #FridayFun: Give us your best wrong title for this book cover!
09/18/2020

Some #FridayFun: Give us your best wrong title for this book cover!

Submit a nomination for the I Love My Librarian Award. Ten librarians will receive $5,000!http://www.ilovelibraries.org/...
09/15/2020

Submit a nomination for the I Love My Librarian Award. Ten librarians will receive $5,000!

http://www.ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian/home

Has a librarian made a difference in your life? Have they gone above and beyond to help your community during the pandemic? Now's your chance to celebrate their impact by nominating them for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award.

Up to 10 exceptional school, public, and college/university librarians will be selected to receive $5,000 in recognition of their service to their communities. They'll be honored during a virtual award ceremony at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in 2021.

Nominations are open through November 9 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Library email addresses can be found on our website on each branch's page.

Today is #NationalColoringDay enjoy these free printables: https://www.alastore.ala.org/sites/default/files/StayWellStay...
09/14/2020

Today is #NationalColoringDay enjoy these free printables:https://www.alastore.ala.org/sites/default/files/StayWellStayInspired.pdf

#stayinspired #doorcounty

Yea or Nay for the #HomeEdit way?
09/13/2020

Yea or Nay for the #HomeEdit way?

A free outdoor challenge for the month of September from Crossroads at Big Creek.
09/12/2020

A free outdoor challenge for the month of September from Crossroads at Big Creek.

TAKE THE HABITAT TRAIL CHALLENGE!

Crossroads at Big Creek’s “Habitat Trail Challenge” is underway! Crossroads’ educational theme this year is Habitats, and we are challenging individuals, families and other COVID-safe groups to hike our four, new Habitat Trail Loops: Field, Forest, Meadow and Creek.



Those who complete all four trails before 3:00 PM Saturday, September 26 will receive a finisher’s gift of either a native tree seedling from Evergreen Nursery, donated by the Climate Change Coalition of Door County or a copy of the field guide “Door County Wildflowers,” by Frances M. Burton and Aurelia M. Stampp, thanks to the generosity of the Burton family.



This challenge was inspired by the success of the 2020 Crossroads Trail Run. In June, due to COVID restrictions, we were unable to host our annual event in its traditional format. But rather than cancel completely, our Trail Run Committee organized a successful Virtual Run. It was safe and fun and participants “Ran the Distance at a Distance.”



The Habitat Trail Challenge offers another safe and fun way to enjoy Crossroads. We unveiled our new Habitat Loops, with approximately four miles of marked trails, this summer. In lieu of a ribbon-cutting, group tours, and the receptions we had planned, we are encouraging the community to explore the trails on their own or in safe groups. Or, sign up for a private “Habitat Trail Tour by Appointment.”



A registration fee is not required for the Challenge or for a naturalist-led trail hike, but we welcome donations. Free trail maps are available at trailheads at the Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan Street. When you’ve completed each trail, note the date on your map, and, if you’d like, take a photo of yourself on each of the trails. We’d love to have you share the photos with us.



Those who complete all four trails can pick up their finisher’s gift at the upcoming National Public Lands Day Celebration at Crossroads’ The Cove Preserve, 817 S. 20th Place, between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM on September 26. You’ll be hearing more about this event in the coming week.



What if you have already “done” some of the Habitat Trails? That doesn’t count. You haven’t seen the trails in mid-September, and they change daily.



The Meadow Trail, which so recently skirted a meadow filled with milkweed and a variety of coneflowers, now will reveal a natural flower show featuring goldenrod and asters. Stunning.



Our Field Trail leads you to the uplands where you will enjoy the vistas of early autumn and most likely observe migrating birds.



The Forest Trail is rich with the evocative scents of fall and the rich tapestry of autumn leaves.



The Creek Trail showcases our new boardwalk and the ever-changing Big Creek and associated wetlands. Last year, an autumn storm filled the creek to the point where it could support a salmon run. One never knows….and it’s worth finding out.



So, no large gathering for ribbon cutting and receptions this year. But we invite the community to dedicate our trails in the most appropriate way possible for the year 2020—by using them to get in touch with nature.



Until further notice, the buildings at Crossroads at Big Creek are closed, but the restrooms, trails and our kayak launch are open every day, all day. We encourage the community to use our preserves, as always, free of charge, for recreation, for learning and for the physical and mental health benefits of outdoor exercise.



All upcoming programming will be offered outdoors adhering to social distancing. Masks recommended.



Crossroads at Big Creek Learning Center and Nature Preserve is located at 2041 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Crossroads is a 501(c)3 organization committed to offering education, conducting research and providing outdoor experiences to inspire environmental stewardship in learners of all ages. We welcome your support! Become a member of Crossroads by mailing your support to P.O. Box 608, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, or donate online at www.crossroadsatbigcreek.org.

Happening today, Saturday, Sept 12th until 1pm.
09/12/2020

Happening today, Saturday, Sept 12th until 1pm.

Drug Drop Off Day is coming up!

On September 12th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. a member of the Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to assist with the safe disposal of unused or outdated prescription and over the counter medications, pills, etc. at the Liberty Grove Town Hall.

Unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused, and abused.

Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Removing potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances from our state's medicine cabinets helps to prevent them from going into our water supply. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes around the world.

Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications.

Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc...), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas).

Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear seal-able plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages are acceptable without the medications being removed.

Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging and evenly distributed within the boxes of collected solid prescription medications. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.

Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the surrender process. Law enforcement personnel should not handle the medications at any time.

09/11/2020
Author Talk: The Packers, My Dad, and Me

Watch with us live as we talk about "The Packers, My Dad, and Me" with the author, Tony Walter. We will respond to questions posted in the comments after the presentation.

09/10/2020
Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion

Join us live -- Electric bikes are a new and promising alternative form of biking. Meet Stretch from Nor Door Sport and Cyclery as he gives us an overview of eBikes and tells us about the options that are out there.

Join us now for a live discussion about E-Bikes with Nor Door!

You aren’t alone – support is out there. Text HOME to 741741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor. crisistextline.org #su...
09/10/2020

You aren’t alone – support is out there. Text HOME to 741741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor. crisistextline.org

#suicideprevention #suicidepreventionmonth #suicidepreventionday

Tomorrow, Sept. 10 the Egg Harbor Library building will be closed, and there will be no WiFi access onsite. This is the ...
09/09/2020

Tomorrow, Sept. 10 the Egg Harbor Library building will be closed, and there will be no WiFi access onsite. This is the first phase of a new generator install courtesy of a very generous donor to the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion.

09/09/2020
Readers Rampant Book Club:

Did you miss the Readers Rampant Book Club yesterday where we discussed 'Such a Fun Age' by Kiley Reid? Watch the discussion on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EAY1iFJIQs

And consider joining our new Facebook Group dedicated to the Readers Rampant: https://www.facebook.com/groups/readersrampant

A recording of the Virtual Book Discussion of 'Such a Fun Age' by Kiley Reid. The Readers Rampant Book Club typically meets on the second Tuesday each month ...

The Liberty Grove Town Board and the Sister Bay Village Board will host a shredding, appliance-recycling and prescriptio...
09/04/2020
Sister Bay, Liberty Grove Host Shredding, Recycling, Drug Drop-off Day - Door County Pulse

The Liberty Grove Town Board and the Sister Bay Village Board will host a shredding, appliance-recycling and prescription-drug drop-off day Sept. 12, 9 am – 1 pm, at the Liberty Grove Town Hall, 11161 Old Stage Road.

All residents, business owners or operators, and property owners in the Village of Sister Bay and Town of Liberty Grove are encouraged to participate.

The Liberty Grove Town Board and the Sister Bay Village Board will host a shredding, appliance-recycling and prescription-drug drop-off day Sept. 12, 9 am – 1 pm, at the Liberty Grove Town Hall, 11161 Old Stage Road. All residents, business owners or operators, and property owners in the Village o...

All Door County Libraries will be closed Labor Day. Hours resume on Tuesday, September 8th.
09/03/2020

All Door County Libraries will be closed Labor Day. Hours resume on Tuesday, September 8th.

It's book-prize pickup day for these two readers. Yea for #SummerReadingProgram!
09/03/2020

It's book-prize pickup day for these two readers. Yea for #SummerReadingProgram!

Hazel has the spirit! Come get your library card like the little wonder woman that she is. Door County Library cards are...
09/03/2020

Hazel has the spirit! Come get your library card like the little wonder woman that she is. Door County Library cards are free and open the world to you.

“Now I know, that only love can truly save the world. So I stay, I fight, and I give, for the world I know can be.”
—Diana, Wonder Woman movie

The Women's Fund honors Hazel Mueller as a Door County Shero!

Hazel was nominated by her mom, who wrote...

I believe that Sheroes can come in all shapes and sizes. My Shero happens to be pint-sized.

I have often described Hazel as having a zest for life. While that strong, vibrant personality tests me at times, Hazel’s attitude during such a difficult time is admirable. Constantly singing and dancing, this spirited young lady proves to me daily that life is what you make it.

After I cancelled her birthday party in March, Hazel exclaimed, “Mama! Now we get to eat twice as much cake!” Her positive point of view in the face of misfortune inspires me. During this pandemic, I think we could all benefit from mirroring Hazel’s positive outlook on life. While we are all doing our best to navigate the health and economic crises, I hope everyone can take a moment to try and look for the extra cake in each day.

To nominate your Shero, email [email protected].

The basement Book Sale at the Sturgeon Bay Library is open starting September 9th.Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 12:30 P...
09/02/2020

The basement Book Sale at the Sturgeon Bay Library is open starting September 9th.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us in the lower level of the Sturgeon Bay Library to browse the used book and media collections. The Friends of Door County Libraries have sorted thousands of books, audiobooks, music, movies in all genres — available for all ages at bargain prices.

5 people max - 30 minute limit - Masks required

08/25/2020
Census Taker Visits, What to Know

Census Taker Visits: Census takers will follow public health guidelines when they visit. All interviews are confidential. Households can identify the census takers by their ID badge with photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and expiration date. Many will also have a Census Bureau-issued phone and carry a bag with the Census Bureau logo.

2020 Census Taker Visits. To ensure everyone is counted, census takers will be visiting households that haven't responde...
08/25/2020

2020 Census Taker Visits. To ensure everyone is counted, census takers will be visiting households that haven't responded yet to the 2020 Census to collect their responses.

08/25/2020
Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion

Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion

Join us for "How to Travel the World For Free" with Jeanine - a live conversation happening now!

WOW, can you believe this summer is almost over? We can’t, either!If you’ve been doing Summer Reading Program, please ta...
08/24/2020

WOW, can you believe this summer is almost over? We can’t, either!

If you’ve been doing Summer Reading Program, please take a moment and log into Beanstack and log all the reading you’ve done this summer. Yes, it IS retroactive, so you can count all the days you’ve read since June 1st!

The last day Beanstack will track reading statistics is this Friday, August 31st. These numbers are super helpful for us, so please go back into Beanstack on your phone or your computer and tally up all your reading to make sure it counts!

A beautiful sunflower field is just down the road from the Egg Harbor Library / Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion.🌻❤🌻It ca...
08/20/2020

A beautiful sunflower field is just down the road from the Egg Harbor Library / Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion.
🌻❤🌻
It can be found off of Church Street on the exit of Main Street Shops.

Stop by the Sturgeon Bay Library to see the 19th Amendment Celebration display, both inside and outside by the bookdrop.
08/20/2020

Stop by the Sturgeon Bay Library to see the 19th Amendment Celebration display, both inside and outside by the bookdrop.

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107 S 4th Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI
54235

General information

Welcome to the Door County Library Community libraries within Door County, Wisconsin have been active since 1866. These libraries combined to become branches of the Door County Library in 1953. There are eight branches: Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Forestville, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove, Sturgeon Bay and Washington Island. We offer books for children, teens and adults along with other formats: audio books, movies, downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, music, games, magazines, and newspapers. We have computers with free high-speed Internet access and free WiFi access at all of our libraries. The Door County Newspaper Archive of the local papers going back to 1862 are found online. Microfilms of the newspapers are also found in the Laurie history research room. In addition, we have reference and inter-library loan services, art prints, and a toy library. There are self-check computers at the Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay/ Liberty Grove and Baileys Harbor libraries.

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(920) 743-6578

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Door County Library

Eight public libraries supporting and empowering Door County. Open year-round with free wi-fi, computer access, books, newspapers, magazines, movies, audiobooks, apps and more. Plus exciting programs for kids, teens and adults — and free library cards for all (residents + visitors). Locations in Forestville, Sturgeon Bay, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Baileys Harbor, Ephraim, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove, and on Washington Island. Visit us at http://www.DoorCountyLibrary.org


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