Find more great Reader Recommendations under our Reader’s Advisory tab.

Stop in for your complimentary copy of Book Page!  This magazine features new releases in a variety of genres.  We also offer a digital version of Book Page that features past editions.

Check our Events Calendar for up-to-date event details on these and all library events! Please note, certain events have been affected (reformatted, postponed, or cancelled) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

4th Friday Book Club

Meets every 4th Friday to discuss that month’s title. Fiction and non-fiction titles chosen by the group.

 

Chapter-A-Day

January 25-February 10, 2023

Notes Of A Native Son

by James Baldwin

      Read by Melvin Hinton

In an age of Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin’s essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written. Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era.

Mural Challenge 

An ongoing reading challenge for adults.**

  • AGES 18 & UP – this adult challenge coincides with our beautiful new mural, giving you the chance to explore some wonderfully classic titles!
  • OFFLINE CHALLENGE – stop in at Bekkum Memorial Library for details and to get started!

**Indicates the challenge is NOT available on Beanstack.

Online Databases– Paid for by Winding Rivers Library System

Reference Solutions

(Formerly ReferenceUSA)

Search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more.

Gale Courses

Access hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. Gale Courses are developed by expert instructors and run for six weeks.

Access training tools here.

Creativebug

Creativebug inspires you to create and then teaches you how! 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.

ECHO

An online archive of historical materials representing western Wisconsin history and culture.  This project and collection was made possible through a 2014 Library Services and Technology Act grant.

Statewide Resources

WISCAT

Can’t find it? Search all Wisconsin library holdings with Wiscat, then contact your library to place a request.

Novelist

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

BadgerLink

Free, completely online resources for everything from personal interest to educational research to lifelong learning. Most resources listed on this page can be found within BadgerLink.

Find training, access, and how-to resources for BadgerLink here

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.

Auto Repair Source

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

Consumer Reports

Testing results and comprehensive reviews for a wide variety of products.

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.

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Full-text Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s. 

Newspapers.com

Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

HeritageQuest Online

Access genealogical research including all U.S. Federal Census records, family and local histories, and access to PERSI PERiodical Source Index.

Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Records

Family history research records from the Wisconsin Historical Society records available on Ancestry.com.

Consumer Health Complete

A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Consumer Health Complete is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

MEDLINE

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.