We are looking for our next Youth Services Librarian! The ideal candidate for this position is creative, highly motivated, enthusiastic, and excited about creating positive experiences for children in the library.

The Youth Services Librarian works collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced and upbeat environment. The role requires professional judgment in materials selection and planning and implementing programs for children and teens (ages birth through middle school). A professional understanding of librarianship, including child growth and development and children’s literacy, is required. 

Full job description available by clicking here

The hours for this position are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8am-4pm, Tuesday noon-8pm, and the occasional Saturday. Starting wage is $19.25/hour. This is a full-time, permanent Village of Sauk City position that includes affordable health premiums and the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS).

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to lisa [at] The application deadline is Thursday, September 21, 2023. We look forward to hearing from you!


Fall 2023

Albom, Mitch – The Little Liar
Archer, Jeffrey – Traitor’s Gate: William Warwick
Andrews, Donna – Let it Crow! Let it Crow! Let it Crow! : Meg Langslow
Armstrong, Kelley – Hemlock Island
Atkinson, Kate – Normal Rules don’t Apply 
Andrews, Mary Kay – Bright Lights, Big Christmas 
Baldacci, David – The Edge: 6:20 Man
Beaton, M. C. – Dead on Target: Agatha Raisin
Bowen, Rhys –The Proof of the Pudding: Royal Spyness Mystery
Brown Graham – Clive Cussler Condor’s Fury: The NUMA Files
Brown, Rita Mae – Lost & Hound: Sister Jane
Cabot, Meg – Enchanted to Meet You: Witches of West Harbor
Child, Lee & Andrew – The Secret: Jack Reacher 
Cleeves, Ann –The Raging Storm: Detective Matthew Venn
Connelly, Michael – Resurrection Walk: Lincoln Lawyer
Connolly, John – The Land of Lost Things: The Book of Lost Things
Cornwell, Patricia – Unnatural Death: Kay Scarpetta
Cussler, Dirk – Clive Cussler’s The Corsican Shadow: Dirk Pitt
Deaver, Jeffery – The Watchmaker’s Hand: Lincoln Rhyme
DeMille, Nelson & Alex – Blood Lines: Scott Brodie & Maggie Taylor 
Evanovich, Janet – Dirty Thirty: Stephanie Plum
Flynn, Vince & Kyle Mills – Code Red: Mitch Rapp
Follett, Ken –The Armor of Light: Kingsbridge
Galbraith, Robert – The Running Grave: Cormoran Strike
Gerritsen, Tess – The Spy Coast: The Martini Club
Graham, Brown – Clive Cussler’s Condor’s Fury: NUMA Files
Grisham, John – The Exchange: The Firm
Groff, Lauren – The Vaster Wilds
Hannah, Sophie – Hercule Poirot’s Silent Night: The New Hercule Poirot
Harris, Charlaine – All the Dead Shall Weep: Gunnie Rose
Harrow, Alix – Starling House
Huang, S. L. – The Water Outlaws
Jiles, Paulette – Chenneville
Johnson, Craig – The Longmire Defense: Walt Longmire
Kim, Angie – Happiness Falls 
King, Stephen – Holly 
Kingsbury, Karen – Just Once
Kinsella, Sophie – Burnout
Krueger, William Kent – The River We Remember 
Kwok, Jean – Leftover Woman
Lewis, Beverly – The Heirloom
Littlewood, Fran – Amazing Grace Adams
Lodge, Gytha – A Killer in the Family
McCall Smith, Alexander – From a Far and Lovely Country: Ladies’ Detective Agency
McMahon, Jennifer – My Darling Girl
Michaels, Fern – Santa and Company
Miller, Lina Lael – Christmas in Painted Pony Creek
Mina, Denise – The Second Murderer: Philip Marlow
Nesbo, Jo – The Night House
Patterson, James – 23 ½ Lies
& Mike Lupica -- 12 Months to Live: Jane Smith
-- Alex Cross Must Die: Alex Cross
Perry, Anne – The Traitor Among Us: Elena Standish
Prose, Nita – The Mystery Guest: Molly the Maid
Robb, J. D. – Payback in Death: Eve Dallas
Roberts, Nora – Inheritance: The Lost Bride
Rum, Etaf – Evil Eye
Sanderson, Brandon – Yumi and the Nightmare Painter: Cosmere
Scalzi, John – Starter Villain
Schumacher, Julie – The English Experience
Schwab, V. E. – The Fragile Threads of Power: Threads of Power
Smith, Zadie – The Fraud
Steel, Danielle – Second Act
-- The Ball at Versailles
Unger, Lisa – Christmas Presents
Walker, Martin – A Chateau Under Siege: Bruno
Ward, Jesmyn – Let Us Descend
Wiggs, Susan – The Twelve Dogs of Christmas
Woods, Stuart & Brett Battles – Obsession: Teddy Fay
Yarros, Rebecca – Iron Flame: The Empyrean

Sign up for a library card this September and receive a free book to keep. Current patrons can enter a drawing for additional prizes. Visit the library for details!

Held Wednesdays at 9am beginning September 13, 2023.

While the Music and Movement program is on break, join us for unstructured playtime for young children and their caregivers. An emphasis on creative play, with different toys each week. A great opportunity to meet and spend time with other families. Free coffee available for caregivers. No registration required. 

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 4 in honor of Labor Day.

The parking lot book drop will remain open. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September 5.



Storytime will return the week of September 11, and it is held on Mondays and Wednesday at 10am. 

No registration is required to attend. The fall/winter season goes through mid-December. 

Spring 2023

Abrams, Stacey – Rogue Justice: Avery Keene
Atwood, Margaret – Old Babes in the Woods
-- Fourteen Days
Baldacci, David – Simply Lies
Barclay. Linwood – The Lie Maker
Barry, Dave – Swamp Story
Berg, Elizabeth – Earth’s the Right Place for Love
Bowen, Rhys – All that is Hidden: Molly Murphy Mystery
Brashears, Monica – House of Cotton
Brennan, Allison – Seven Girls Gone: Quinn & Costa
Brown, Rita Mae – Hiss & Tell: Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Childs, Laura – Lemon Curd Killer: Tea Shop Mystery
Clark, Mary Higgins & Alafair Burke – Where are the Children Now?
Coben, Harlan – I Will Find You
Cogman, Genevieve – Scarlet
Cronin, Justin – The Ferryman
Dallas, Sandra – Where Coyotes Howl
Deveraux, Jude – My Heart Will Find You
Frazier, Charles – The Trackers
Graham, Heather – Shadow of Death
Griffiths, Elly – The Last Remains: Ruth Galloway Mystery
Hanks, Tom – The Making of another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece
Hart, Emilia – Weyward
Henry, Emily – Happy Place
Hepworth, Sally – The Soulmate
Hillerman, Anne –The Way of the Bear: Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito
Hostin, Sunny – Summer on Sag Harbor: Summer Beach
Isaacs, Susan – Bad, Bad Seymour Brown
Jackson, Jenny – Pineapple Street
Jackson, Joshilyn – With My Little Eye
Jance, J. A. – Collateral Damage: Ali Reynolds
Kelly, Martha Hall – The Golden Doves
Klune, T. J. – In the Lives of Puppets
Landay, William – All that is Mine I Carry with Me
Lauren, Christina – The True love Experiment
Lehane, Dennis – Small Mercies
Leon, Donna – So Shall You Reap: Commissario Guido Brunetti
Mallery, Susan – The Sister Effect
Meier, Leslie – Mother of the Bride Murder: Lucy Stone Mystery
Meissner, Susan – Only the Beautiful
Michaels, Fern – On the Line
-- Liar! : Lost and Found
Miranda, Megan – The Only Survivors
Morton, Kate – Homecoming
Nesbo, Jo – Killing Moon: Harry Hole
Palmer, Diana – The Loner: Long Tall Texans
Paolini, Christopher – Fractal Noise
Parker, T. Jefferson – The Rescue
Patterson, James – Countdown
-- The 23rd Midnight: Women’s Murder Club
Patterson, Sue & Susan Dilallo – Things I wish I Told my Mother
Penner, Sarah – The London Séance Society
Quick, Amanda – The Bride Wore White
Roberts, Nora – Identity
Rosenberg, Joel – The Libyan Diversion
Rosenfelt, David – Good Dog, Bad Cop: K Team
Rowley, Steven – The Celebrants
Sanderson, Brandon – Tress of the Emerald Sea
Sandford, John – Dark Angel: Letty Davenport
Scottoline, Lisa – Loyalty
Shaara, Jeff – The Old Lion
Sittenfield, Curtis – Romantic Comedy
Smith, Martin Cruz – Independence Square: Arkady Renko
Stabenow, Dana – Not the Ones Dead: Kate Shugak
Steel, Danielle – Worthy Opponents
-- The Wedding Planner
Stradal, J. Ryan – Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club
Swanson, Peter – The Kind Worth Saving
Taylor, Brandon – The Late Americans
Thayer, Nancy – All the Days of Summer
Urrea, Luis Alberto – Good Night, Irene
Verghese, Abraham – The Covenant of Water
Wall, Jeannette – Hang the Moon
White, Karen –The House on Prytania
Willig, Lauren – Two Wars and a Wedding
Winspear, Jacqueline – The White Lady

We have exciting programs planned for kids and teen this Spring Break! Check out our upcoming lineup below.

Start your Spring Break off right! Join us at the library for a showing for Strange World. We will provide freshly popped popcorn and drinks. Children under 6 must be accompanied.

Meet up at the library for gaming fun! Drop in to try VR, WII or other popular games with fellow gamers. Try something new or get together to play your favorites. Snacks and drinks provided. For ages 11 & up.

Let the games begin! Bring the whole family to the library for an afternoon of fun. Play life-size versions of games, while also enjoying classic board games!

Build a leprechaun trap for St. Patrick’s Day! What’s the best way to catch a leprechaun; is it with a pot of gold, four-leaf clovers, or a rainbow? Create the best trap out of recycled materials. Sign-up is required. Call 608-643-8346 or visit the library to sign up!

Due to icy roads and sidewalks, the library will open at 12pm on Feb. 23.

Stay safe everyone!

Storytime, Music & Movement and Family Night at the Library have been cancelled for Feb. 22.

When the Sauk Prairie Schools are cancelled, our children's programs are as well.

Family Night will be rescheduled (stay tuned for more info) and Storytime and Music & Movement will return next week!

The Very Hungary Caterpillar Cafe, our new dramatic play and literacy center, will open to the public tomorrow.

Stay safe everyone!