The Board of Trustees of the Sparta Free Library is requesting proposals from qualified firms to work in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and staff for strategic planning services for the Library. This is a qualifications-based selection process. Click this link for details of the RFP: RFP Strategic Plan
Computers Added to Children’s Room
Public Internet computers have been added to the Children’s Room for use by patrons under the age of 12 or for parents accompanying children.
Reserve a Computer
Want to be sure a public Internet computer is available when you have time to visit the library? Call the library at 269-2010 ext 1 or 2 to reserve a computer.
Technology Tutoring sessions are now available by appointment. Sessions include 30 minutes of one-on-one tutoring for the topic of your choice. Topics may include the new catalog, Overdrive, e-readers or tablets, smart phones, Microsoft Word or Excel, etc. Please make an appointment with Adult Services Librarian, Leah Gentry, @ 608-269-2010 ext 6.
Sparta Free Library is closed on Monday, April 28, for staff development. We look forward to serving you again on Tuesday, April 29.
Look for Book Picks from the Teen Advisory Board throughout this week.
Movie: Gravity is an Academy Award winning movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts struggling to survive after their shuttle is destroyed (PG-13, 91 minutes). There will be two free showings on Monday, April 14: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please bring your own comfy chair if you’d like, otherwise the library will provide one. Snacks are allowed!
Technology Tutoring available by appointment. Tuesday, April 15 @ 11:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – Sessions include 30 minutes of one-on-one tutoring for the topic of your choice. Topics may include the new catalog, Overdrive, e-readers or tablets, smart phones, Microsoft Word or Excel, etc. Call Adult Services Librarian, Leah Gentry @ 608-269-2010 ext 6, to schedule your appointment.
Teen Book vs. Movie Discussion: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl on Tuesday, April 15, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Open to those in 6th – 12th grades.
Lego Club, Wednesday, April 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Open to children Pre-K through Fifth Grade. Parents or caregivers must be present with any child under age 7. Love Legos? Come and build away. Legos provided by Friends of the Sparta Free Library. To register, please call the Children’s Room at 608-269-2010 ext 2.
Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate, Max Garland, visits Sparta. You have two opportunities to hear Wisconsin’s own poet laureate, Max Garland, read his poems on Thursday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Both programs will be held at the Sparta/Barney Family Community Center, Senior Nutrition Site and are sponsored by the Friends of the Sparta Free Library. Max Poster
Kids Age 4 – 11, for the entire month of April – Celebrate your favorite book by drawing a picture about it. Turn your picture in to a librarian and win a certificate for a FREE single scoop of Culver’s Frozen Custard. Check with your librarian for more details.