Ellsworth Public Library News

January is looking to be a busy month at Ellsworth Public Library.

Join our 2022 Newbery Reading Challenge (recommended for ages 8+) to celebrate 100 years of the Newbery Medal for distinguished children’s literature. Challenge yourself to complete the whole year-long challenge, participate for one month or any combination of months. Participate to qualify for monthly prize drawings and to complete fun creative activities.

Calling all quilters! Our annual EPL Mystery Quilt kicks off this month. Register or stop by the library to receive your materials list and cutting instructions on Jan. 10. Then each Monday, starting Jan. 24 and continuing for 5-6 weeks, you’ll receive a clue (or set of instructions) to work on until your final quilt is revealed in February. We’ll also have a get together to showcase everyone’s handiwork in March.

Storytime – Fridays at 10 a.m. Watch for a new monthly Saturday Story Spectacular coming in February.

Jan. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. – Virtual Teen Chill Down event via Zoom . Gather virtually with other Wisconsin teens for an evening of games, activities, conversation and to just “chill out” in the new year.

Jan. 10-28 – Stop by the library and take a guess at how many LEGO bricks are in our estimating jar. Guess the closest and win the jar of LEGOs!

Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. – Silver Fit with CJ Young, a part of Discover Together Tuesdays, which is a partnership between EPL and the Ellsworth Senior Center. Lunch is provided after the program by the Senior Center and the Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library.

Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. – New! Doodle Club for ages 9-12. Second Tuesdays of the month. We’ll doodle, have snacks, discuss books, and decide what YOU want this gathering to be.

Jan. 13 – Happy Sticker Day! Stop by the library and receive a fun reading sticker.

Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. – Morning Book Club Jan. 15 – Robotics for Kids (ages 6+) is back! Registration and masks are required. Sign up for one of two sessions 10-11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon.

Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. – LEGO with the Library. Third Tuesdays of the month.

Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. – Community Book Club Jan. 22 – Candyland! Come and play or volunteer to help as we turn the library into a giant version of the board game Candyland. Game play starts at 1:15. Volunteers needed 12-3 p.m. Registration and masks are required.

Call the library 715-273-3209 or visit for full details or to register. Follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram or sign up to receive our monthly e-news.

Submitted by Youth Services/Program Coordinator Caroline Herfindahl

January 11, 2022