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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New Books in September

Fast Track – Julie Garwood

The 6th Extinction – James Rollins

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthonly Doerr

Swan Point – Sherryl Woods

Travels with Casey – Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Private Down Under – James Patterson

Her Last Whisper – Karen Robards

The Long Way Home – Louise Penny

Heroes are My Weakness – Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Finding Me – Michelle Knight

Close to Home – Lisa Jackson

Mean Streak – Sandra Brown

Top Secret – WEB Griffin

Windigo Island – William Kent Krueger

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New Toys and Storytime!

The new toys have arrived at the library!  We recently added building blocks, cars, farm animals, a magnetic letter and number board, a bead maze, a gear puzzle, and two floor puzzles to our children’s area.  We will be removing some of the older toys that are wearing out.  Come play with them at our evening story time on Thursday August 28th at 6:30 PM!

New toys at the library!

New toys at the library!

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Evening storytime coming soon!

We will be starting a new monthly storytime on Thursday August 28th. Join us with your kids at 6:30 PM for stories and activities.  The program will last about 45 minutes.

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New Books for August

Power Play – Catherine Coulter

Landline – Rainbow Rowell

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty

First Time Knitting – Carri Hammett

First Time Sewing – Creative Publishing

A Perfect Life – Danielle Steel

Last to Know – Elizabeth Adler

Remains of Innocence – J.A. Jance

Wayfaring Stranger – James Lee Burke

Born Reading – Jason Boog

Your Left-Handed Child – Lauren Milsom

Have a Nice Guilt Trip – Lisa Scottoline

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End of Summer Teen Program!

If you have been reading books and turning in SPARK A REACTION bookmarks, you are invited to our end of the summer Teen party!

On August 1 at 5:00 PM we will have pizza, games, and prizes.  If you turned in at least 2 bookmarks, your name will be in a drawing for a Kindle!

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More New Books for July

The City – Dean Koontz

For All Time – Jude Devereaux

The Sweet Spot – Stephanie Evanovich

Shots Fired – C.J. Box

Eden in Winter – Richard North Patterson

The Heist – Daniel Silva

Fanni’s Viennese Kitchen – Genevieve Davis

Secret Life, Secret Death – Genevieve Davis

Sight Unseen – Iris Johansen

Cut & Thrust – Stuart Woods

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New Books for July

Shattered by Kevin Hearne

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

Top Secret Twenty One by Janet Evanovich

Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer

Invisible by James Patterson

Cop Town by Karen Slaughter

The Beekeepers Ball by Susan Wiggs

Deserves to Die by Lisa Jackson

Gentle Yoga for Arthritis by Laurie Sanford

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New books

Field of Prey by John Sandford

Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry

Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler

Kraken Project by Douglas Preston

Resistant by Michael Palmer

Keeper by John Lescroart

Wild Storm by Richard Castle

Total Recovery by Gary Kaplan

Shelf by Phyllis Rose

Strength Training by Hollis Liebman

Yoga by Steve Kane

Child of Mine by Beverly Lewis

Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver

Unlucky 13 by James Patterson

Starfire by Dale Brown

End of Always by Randi Davenport

People of the Morning by Kathleen Gear

Bees by Laline Paull

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