100 Years of Library Card Club!



The Abbotsford Women’s Library Card club celebrated their Centennial on Friday April 24th.

The club was founded in January of 1915. A group of women got together once a month to play cards, have lunch, and raise money to support the library and other organizations within the community.  The club continues to this day, meeting at the Abbotsford City Hall to play cards and donating materials to the library on a regular basis.



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March Food Drive

For the month of March, the Abbotsford Public Library will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Trinity Food Pantry in Unity.

If you donate to our food drive, you will receive a free children’s book!

The Food Pantry is in particular need of: canned tuna, chicken and salmon, tuna and hamburger helper, canned fruit, and boxed cereals.  They also accept non-food personal care items such as: toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, and laundry detergent.

If you would like to donate to our food drive, please bring donations to the Abbotsford Library during our normal open hours (M-Th 10-8, F 10-5, Sa 10-2) or to our March Movie Night on Friday March 13th at 7:00 PM in the Public Learning Center across the hall from the library, where we will be showing Big Hero 6.

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25th Annual Holiday Program!

On Wednesday December 3, the Abbotsford Public Library hosted its 25th Annual Holiday Program!

Here are some photos from that event!

Darla Abel demonstrates recipes

Darla Abel demonstrates recipes

Irene Schreiber demonstrates needle felting

Irene Schreiber demonstrates needle felting

Mary Decker demonstrates Christmas ornaments

Mary Decker demonstrates Christmas ornaments

Mavis Wood demonstrates tatting

Mavis Wood demonstrates tatting

Thanks to all our presenters, the board of trustees, County Market, and all those who attended to make the night a success!

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Holiday Program and Movie Night!

It’s that time of year again!  Time for the Abbotsford Public Library’s Annual Holiday program.

This is our 25th year doing this entertaining program and we will be hosting local crafters as they share their skills.

On Wednesday December 3rd at 7:00 PM, we will have craft demonstrations, prizes, and food!

So bring a friend for an evening of food, fun, and craft demos to give you DIY ideas for the holidays!


On Friday December 5th at 7:00 PM the Abbotsford Public Library and Abbotsford PTO will be presenting Family Movie Night.  We will be showing a very popular animated movie about a queen with snowy powers and her sister that wants to bring her home.  The Axiom Community Center will be selling popcorn while supplies last.

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New books at the start of November

Here are some new titles that have come in since the last post…

Pegasus by Danielle Steel

AD30 by Ted Dekker

Havana Storm by Clive Cussler

The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly

Together for Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Island Christmas by Nancy Thayer

Blood Magick by Nora Roberts

Black Dog by Caitlin Kittridge

An Amish Christmas Quilt by Charlotte Hubbard

The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Cafe by Alexander McCall Smith

The Universal Tone by Carlos Santana

The Burning Room by Michael Connelly

A New York Christmas by Anne Perry

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Rita Mae Brown

All is Bright by Katherine Spencer

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New Books in October

Here is a list of the new books this month…

The Kitchen Ecosystem by Eugenia Bone

The Lost Key by Catherine Coulter

The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen

Burn by James Patterson

Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly

Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs

Enough by Gabrielle Giffords

Invincible by Brian F. Martin

Our First Christmas by Lisa Jackson

When the Snow Falls by Fern Michaels

A Matter of Heart by Tracie Peterson

The Forgiven by Marta Perry

Chunky Knits by Ashley Little

The Joy of Signing by Lottie L. Riekehof

Too Good to be True by Jan Harold Brunwand

The Best American Short Stories by Jennifer Eagan

Christmas in Cowboy Country by Janet Dailey

Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin

Trading Secrets by Melody Carlson

Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber

Blue Horses by Mary Oliver

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Deadline by John Sandford

A Quilt for Christmas by Sandra Dallas

The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

Paris Match by Stuart Woods

The Map of Heaven by Eben Alexander

You are Here by Chris Hatfield

The Christmas Bouquet by Sherryl Woods

The Wars of the Roses by Dan Jones

To Everything a Season by Lauraine Snelling

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Knowledge is Beautiful by David McCandless


Apart at the Seams by Marie Bostwick

Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans

Catching Air by Sarah Pekkanen

In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar

The Winter Guest by Pam Jenoff

Driving with the Top Down by Beth Harbison

Fair Play by Deeanne Gist

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

The Priority List by David Menasche

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This week at the library!

Thursday October 9th at 6:00 PM, the library will be hosting Richard Halopka from the UW Extension.  He will be presenting gardening information at a program in honor of Lucille Wild.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday October 10th at 6:00 PM is our Halloween Party and costume contest.  Our movie will follow at 7:00.  We will be showing a movie about a girl that moves into a house that is haunted by a very friendly ghost.

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Library update

What’s going on at the library right now?

Our monthly story time is this Thursday, September 25th at 6:30 PM.  Kids can enjoy stories and activities in our children’s area.

The new books for September have been updated, scroll down to the post from September 4th on the library webpage to see what’s new!

There will be a gardening program at the Library presented by Richard Halopka, the UW Extension’s Crops and Soils Agent on October 9th at 6 PM.  He will be talking about square foot gardening, other gardening topics, and answering your questions.  The program will be in memory of Lucille Wild’s years of untiring service to the library board.  Bring your friends and your questions.  There will be light refreshments after the program.

Our next movie night will be October 10th at 7 PM.  Come to the Halloween Party at 6 PM for activities and a costume contest before the movie!  For more information on movie nights, see the website post from September 10th or for information about any programs or events call us at 715-223-3920.

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E-books at the library

E-books, digital audio books, and more are available free through your library!

Do you have an e-reader, tablet computer, home computer, or smart phone?

Would you like to get your library materials from home on an electronic device?

The Abbotsford Public Library is part of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium’s digital library.  If you go to dbooks.wplc.info and log in with your library card, you can get e-books and a whole lot more to use at home or on your mobile device.   The link to the digital library is on the left sidebar of this page, under Online Databases.  It is the one called Wisconsin’s Digital Library.

If you are searching our online catalog at catalog.wvls.org and you come across a book that has the location of WVLS e-books, it means the item exists online for you to download.

The black and white icon in the corner of the cover image tells you if it is an e-book or an audio book.

When the small icon is gray and white it means there are no copies currently available and you can get on a waiting list to be notified when it is available.  If the icon is darker, that means that the item is available immediately so you can sign in and check it out.

If you know you want a digital book, you can go straight to dbooks.wplc.info and search the digital library directly.

The bottom of the main page has a link to helpful resources.  There are how-to videos, information on library policies, and information about the applications you may need to get the digital content working on your device.

As always, feel free to call or stop by the library if you have questions about getting free e-books for your device!


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Movie Nights at the Library

Looking for something to do on a Friday night?  The second Friday of the month is Family Movie Night at the Abbotsford Public Library.

The library shows a G or PG rated movie starting at 7:00 PM.  The movie is shown in the Public Learning Center rooms, across the hall from the library, in the City Hall building.  All movie nights are free and open to the public.  Before the show, kids receive a folder with activity sheets and can put their name into a bucket for a prize drawing after the movie.  The prizes usually consist of books, posters, and Abbotsford Public Library book bags.   The Abbotsford PTO provides support for this program, donates some of the prizes and has a representative at each movie night to help out.  The Axiom Community Center sells popcorn for 75 cents a bag until we run out.  We prefer that children be accompanied by an adult or babysitter for these events.  There is a place in the front of the room for kids to lie on the floor if they like and people are welcome to bring in food as long as they are responsible about spills.

Sometimes, there will be a party before the movie where we will play games.  Watch the local paper’s Community Calendar for dates, times, and details.

The library owns a public performance license for these movie nights.  The details of this license state that we cannot advertise the name of the movie publicly outside of the library.  If you want to know what the next movie night is, feel free to call the library at 715-223-3920 for more information.  Hope to see you there!

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