Monday -Thursday 9AM-7PM
Friday 9AM-4PM
Saturday 9AM-1PM

Book Drop Open 24/7

Phone: 608-269-2010

New Teen Books!

Crisis Information and Counseling Resources

Resources if you are unhoused, experiencing abuse at home, and/or thinking of running away. 


Location: 1515 State St, La Crosse, WI 54601

Office Hours: 8am until 8pm

Contact Information

RHYMES Drop-In Center: 608-406-2992
Talk/Text 24-Hour Crisis Line: 608-406-2993

Email: mcunningham@rhymeslax.org

Crisis intervention for LGBT teens. Chat with trained counselors. Available 24/7, year round. 


 24/7, free, and confidential support and resources for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.


“Teen Line provides support, resources, and hope to youth through a hotline of professionally trained teen counselors, and works to de-stigmatize and normalize mental health through outreach programs.” -Teen Line Mission Statement


Online Resources

Research databases, apps, and suggested resources provided by Winding Rivers Library System, the State of Wisconsin, and others.


BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library. Here you can find everything from videos to newspapers, author interviews, encyclopedias, and more!

Click here for instructions on how to access BadgerLink at home: https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/sites/bl/files/imce/documents/educator_librarian_guide_accessing_badgerlink_at_school_and_home_v1.pdf


A reader’s advisory database of recommendations, author biographies, articles and lists for fiction and nonfiction books.


Enjoy unlimited access to over 1,000 online art and craft classes, plus patterns, templates, and recipes. Topics include art & design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and classes for kids.

PBS Wisconsin Education

Videos, interactive resources, Wisconsin biographies, and more!

Auto Repair Source

Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines, including those found in watercraft, lawn mowers, motorcycles, and more. 

Learning Express Library

Practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses to help you achieve success at school, at work or in life.

Recursos para Hispanohablantes

Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español.

A collection of web-based skill building and test preparation materials in Spanish.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia for students and adults.

Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary with more than 700,000 definitions.


MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. Find reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness topics. This trusted resource is available anytime, anywhere, on any device: https://medlineplus.gov/

En español:


U.S. Newsstream

U.S. news featuring key national and regional sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune as well as over 80 Gannett titles. Content is updated daily.

BadgerLink (By Grade Level)

Making and STEM Resources

CoBuild At Home

The CoBuild website and Facebook group offers a wealth of online maker activities. All ages.

The Community Science Workshop Network

This resource is low in technology, but high in engagement and reliability. All the projects can be made with low cost or recycled materials. Upper elementary through middle school.

Science Friday

Everything from “The Many Types of Mucus” to a “Fossilize Me” card game is available here. Key vocabulary words are bolded, and the clear instructions are written with students in mind. Upper elementary and up.


Microsoft’s MakeCode program includes both physical computing with the Micro Bit and virtual coding and app development. Easy to use with limitless possibilities, it’s a great block coding interface. It even has Minecraft coding! Upper elementary through middle school.


Now in partnership with Harvard Graduate School of Education, the site includes an archive of activities for Scratch that includes 323 math activities, 302 visual arts ones, plus examples and stories to help build classroom community and support curricular content. Elementary through middle school.


Learn computer science at home. Limited internet and smart phone options too. Elementary through high school.

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