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 What’s Been Happening at the Library!



The La Farge Lawton Memorial Library is waiving all late fees during the month of September. We understand how strange a time it is and its easy for your library checkouts to have gotten lost in the shuffle! If you have any overdue library materials this is the perfect time to return them!

There were 64 dinosaurs in the jar! Congratulations to our winner who guessed 75 dinosaurs! Thank you to everyone who took part in guessing! 

We have Take and Color Bags this week! 

There will be a few bags on the curbside table or you can ask for one inside the Library at the desk!

Now Open for Limited Services!

We have re-opened with a return to our normal hours, though not all services will be available at this time. The stacks will not be open for browsing but we are more than happy to get books and materials for you! We will not have places to sit and read, sadly. Unaccompanied minors will able to check out library materials but will not be able to use computers at this time. Computers will be available for essential use, but no gaming please. To allow for everyone that needs to use a computer a chance, please try and limit your time to 30 minutes if possible. There will be a limit of 5 persons in the library at a time and social distancing of 6 feet between you and others will be in place to keep with CDC guidelines. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the Library; we have masks for you if you would like one! Curbside service will continue so please call (608-625-2015) or email ( with your book, movie, magazines, and audiobook request and arrange a time to pick them up from the table outside the Library doors!

Thank you all for your patience and understanding! 


June Brings– More Services Available!

Curbside services will continue during our normal library hours.  Beginning June 1st, up to 5 patrons will be able to come into the library at a time, and limited computer service will be available!

Stay tuned for more updates and information!  Call (608-625-2015) with any questions.

Check the Storytime link above for a new Read-Aloud Book!


Call (608-625-2015) or email ( to order materials and arrange a time to pick them up from the table outside the Library doors!

Here are more details:

The La Farge Lawton Memorial Library Board is excited to announce that Curbside Services will be available beginning Friday, May 1, 2020. Here is how it will work:   Anyone wishing to check out materials must either call (625-2015) or email ( to submit a list of requested items.  A Lawton Library Staff member will return your call or email, and make an appointment for you to pick up materials on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays. Until the Corona-19 Virus guidelines are lifted, we cannot open the door for you to request or select materials.

You don’t have a library card, but would like to get materials from the Library?!  Easy to solve!  We can provide you with a temporary E-Library Card to use.  Please call 625-2015 for more information, or go to the website, and click on the “Register for E-Library Card” option.

Items from other libraries will slowly become available over the next few weeks.  You may call or email the Lawton Memorial Library to request them, and we will place your hold request.

Patrons are asked NOT to request items from other libraries using the online Encore system until after May 8, 2020.  This is needed so that the Winding Rivers Library System can deal with the expected volume of circulation issues.



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  • Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has ordered a statewide ban on all gatherings of 10 or more people as of 5:00pm Tuesday, March 17. As a result the LaFarge Lawton Memorial Library is now closed.
  • All scheduled programs and meetings are cancelled until further notice
  • Staff will be contacting patrons who have materials ready for pickup to arrange curbside/outside door delivery at the library.
  • The outside dropbox will be open. No fines will be assessed during the time the library is closed.
  • WiFi outside the building remains available 24 hours a day.
  • If you have any questions, you may call the library at 608-625-2015 and leave a message.
  • There is no timeline when the library will reopen.
  • Check this website, our Facebook page, and newspapers for updates and resources
  •  If you have any questions, you may call the library at 608-625-2015 and leave a message. 
  • We hope everyone remains in good health!

April is Poetry Month!

April 22nd is Earth Day!

Click on the Storytime link in the above menu to find video storybooks for Poetry and Earth Day.


𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙒𝙍𝙇𝙎 𝙇𝙞𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙘𝙠𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙚𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙪𝙙𝙞𝙤𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨!

𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞 is a free service that lets you borrow digital content (like ebooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere.
The OverDrive app is available for Android, Chromebooks, iOS, Fire tablets, and Windows 8/10.

𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐛𝐲 is a free app, having the same collection of titles as the OverDrive app – but is compatible with more devices, including Kindle Fire, Macs, PCs, and Windows mobile devices.

Both 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞 and 𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐛𝐲 are completely free, available to use with your library card. All the digital content from the WRLS Library system is free to borrow. Items are automatically returned on their due dates.

Go to the La Farge Lawton Memorial Library website (𝘄𝘄𝘄.𝗹𝗮𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆.𝗼𝗿𝗴) to access the 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞/𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐛𝐲 apps. You will find a button “𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞” in the top right corner.

𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿? Call the Lawton Memorial Library at 𝟲𝟬𝟴-𝟲𝟮𝟱-𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟱, or email at 𝗹𝗮𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗽𝗹@𝘄𝗿𝗹𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗯.𝗼𝗿𝗴 and leave a message. We will get in touch with you with that information as soon as possible.

𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗱? Let us know, or go to 𝘄𝘄𝘄.𝘄𝗿𝗹𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗯.𝗼𝗿𝗴 , click on “𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗘-𝗟𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗱” to obtain a temporary card.

𝓗𝓪𝓹𝓹𝔂 𝓡𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓲𝓷𝓰!



The final step in the Lawton Library’s Solar Panel will be completed this week!!

During the week of November 11th – 15th the Tesla Company will be installing two storage batteries to save solar energy.

The Friends of the Library will be hosting a public, educational event on Wednesday evening, November 13th, at 6:30 pm.  This is an opportunity to see the progress, and hear more about the installation and how the solar process will work for the community.



Friday, July 19th 10:00-11:00 AM

Foster Grandparent Program Information at the La Farge Lawton Memorial Library Meeting Room







The Chocolate Extravaganza was rescheduled to FEBRUARY 26th.








Get Cooking!


The October Book Discussion will cover both

11-22-63, by Stephen King,    and

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, by Brad Ricca.








Vernon County Reads One Book!














And here were are, the Vernon County Librarians and Jane Hamilton at the Performing Arts Center.



Author Visit –Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 PM

Here is what our  “Tiptoe Through the Tapas” results were with the Cookin’ the Books Discussion (and Snacking!) group! Join us June 22nd, at 1:00 PM, when the theme is “THAI   ME   A   RIVER”

 Finding sources for local history can be a tricky thing! Discover Brad’s process that went into writing volume two of “La Farge: The Story of a Kickapoo River Town.”


 How about a little frog music? “Sounds” like a fun frog frolic!


Here’s what is cookin’ in March!  Come join us!!



 Book Discussion

Wednesday, March 7, 2018     6:30 PM



Nomad of Nature!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 — 6:30 PM!






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Twisted Stitchers, our Monday afternoon knitting group, enjoyed a tour of Ewetopia Fiber Mill in La Farge.

Twisted Stitchers, our Monday afternoon knitting group, enjoyed a tour of Ewetopia Fiber Mill in La Farge.  See more on our Facebook page.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM


June 12 – July 14,    2017                

Check the Program and Events for more Summer Library Program Information!

                  Some of the great new books!Some of the great new books!

coverMay 9, 2017                6:30 PM                        Enjoy some new “Mom” stories just in time for Mother’s Day with local author   Jane A. Schmidt.

        See her new children’s book,          “Finnegan’s Superior Adventure.”Finnegan

 Books available for purchase.                Refreshments served.  La Farge Lawton Memorial Library



Wisconsin Humanities Council Nov. 13, 2015, in Madison. (Photo © Andy Manis)presented by Jim Leary, a public folklorist from Rice Lake, WI who studies the traditional songs, stories, customary practices, and handwork of indigenous and immigrant peoples in Wisconsin.Humanities Council logo


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

6:30 PM

La Farge Lawton Memorial Library