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

Stop in for your complimentary copy of Book Page!                                       The August edition is HERE!!

 

Family-Directed Home Funeral Presentation

Presented by Threshold Care Circle. 

 

 

4th Friday Book Club

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

 

 

Plant Swap

An annual event on the patio! 

 

 

 

Knit & Needle

Meets the second Tuesday of the Month.

 

 

Squirrel is Alive 

Presented by Darrlye Clott and Dave Nelson, along with Mary Rostad’s children, Denise and Kim. 

 

Community Movie Screenings

In collaboration with Westby Cooperative Creamery! 

 

 

 Check our Events Calendar for up-to-date event details on these and all library events! We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that allow all individuals to participate. To request an accommodation or for questions about accessibility, please contact the library at bekkuml@wrlsweb.org or 608-634-4419. 

 

 

Chapter-A-Day

 

Weekdays at 12:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. 

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

April 15 – May 17

The Land Remembers by Ben Logan

May 20 – June 7

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

June 10 – July 15

West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

July 8 – August 2

The Devil’s Element by Dan Egen

August 5 – August 23

Mural Challenge 

An ongoing reading challenge for teens and adults. 

  • AGES  & 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!

 

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.

Kanopy 

Stream films, TV series, documentaries, The Great Courses, and kids content anywhere, anytime on your preferred device. 

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.