Spring 2024




Adams, Sara – The Twilight Garden 

Alvarez, Julia - The Cemetery of Untold Stories

Andrews, Mary Kay - Summers at the Saint

Baldacci, David – A Calamity of Souls

Bardugo, Leigh – The Familiar 

Bohjalian, Chris – The Princess of Las Vegas 

Bowen, Rhys – In Sunshine or in Shadow: Molly Murphy Mysteries 

Brown, Rita – Feline Fatale: Mrs. Murphy 

Charles, Janet – Miss Morgan’s Book Brigade 

Chiaverini, Jennifer – The Museum of Lost Quilters: Elm Creek Quilts

Childs, Laura – Murder in the Tea Leaves: Tea Shop Mystery 

Clark, Mary Higgins & Alafair Burke - It Had to be You: Under Suspicion 

Coben, Harlan - Think Twice

Coelho, Paulo – Maktub 

Cole, Alyssa - One of Us Knows 

Cornwell, Bernard – Sharpe’s Command: Sharpe

Denfeld, Rene - Sleeping Giants 

Deveraux, Jude – An Unfinished Murder: Medlar Mysteries  

Dodd, Christina - Every Single Secret 

Engar. Leif – I Cheerfully Refuse 

French, Nicci – Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter? 

French, Tana – The Hunter 

Gardner, Lisa - Still See You Everywhere: Frankie Elkin 

Gentill, Sulari - The Mystery Writer 

Gonzalez, Xochitl – Anita De Monte Laughs Last 

Graham, Heather - The Reaper Follows 

     -- Death Behind Every Door: Blackbird Files

Griffiths, Elly - The Last Word

Grisham, John – Camino Ghosts

Gudenkauf, Heather – Everyone is Watching

Henriquez, Cristina – The Great Divide

Henry, Emily – Funny Story 

Hepworth, Sally - Darling Girls 

Hillerman, Anne – Lost Birds: Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito 

Horowitz, Anthony – Close to Death: Hawthorn and Horowitz 

Iles, Greg - Southern Man

Jimenez, Abby – Just for the Summer 

Jones, Stephen Graham – Angel of Indian Lake: Indian Lake

King, Stephen - You like it Darker

Kubica, Mary - She’s not Sorry

Kwan, Kevin - Lies and Weddings 

Mackintosh, Clare - A Game of Lies: DC Morgan

Michaels, Fern – The Wild Side

Miranda, Megan - Daughter of Mine 

Muller, Marcia – Circle in the Water: Sharon McCone 

Novak, Brenda - Tourist Season 

Oats, Joyce Carol - Butcher

Obreht, Téa – The Morningside 

Paretsky, Sara – Pay Dirt: V. I. Warshawski 

Pataki, Allison – Finding Margaret Fuller 

Patterson, James – The #1 Lawyer

     -- The 24th Hour: Women’s Murder Club

     & Candice Fox - The Murder Inn

Preston, Douglas – Extinction 

Quindlen, Anna – After Annie 

Reichl, Ruth – The Paris Novel 

Roberts, Nora – Mind Games 

Ryan, Jennifer – The Underground Library 

Sandford, John - Toxic Prey: Prey

Scottoline, Lisa –The Truth about the Devlins

Serle, Rebecca – Expiration Dates

Smiley, Jane – Lucky 

St. James, Simone – Murder Road 

Steel, Danielle – Never too Late 

-- Only the Brave 

Thayer, Nancy - The Summer we Started Over

Tintera, Amy – Listen for the Lie 

Towles, Amor - Table for Two: Fictions 

Unger, Lisa – The New Couple in 5B

Ware, Ruth – One Perfect Couple 

Winslow, Don - City in Ruins: Danny Ryan 

Yablon, Hillary – Sylvia’s Second Act 

The library will be closing at 4pm on Tuesday, March 12 and will open at 10am on Friday March 15. During our director search, we’re experiencing a staff shortage. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The library will be closing at 4pm on Tuesday, February 13.

We're experiencing some staffing shortages while we search for a new director.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The George Culver Community Library seeks a dynamic, community-minded Director with vision for the future. The successful candidate must be able to enhance the library and its role in the community, provide leadership, and offer innovative library services.

Sauk City, Wisconsin (population 3,490) is part of the greater Sauk Prairie community in Sauk County. We are minutes away from Madison, Wisconsin Dells, and Devil’s Lake State Park. Nestled among bluffs created by ancient glaciers on the Wisconsin River, the Sauk Prairie Riverway offers breathtaking beauty, recreational opportunities, unique history, and a community that values the arts, progressive schools, and top-rated healthcare. The Library recently moved to a beautifully renovated 9,600 square foot building in 2020. We are focused on early literacy and technology with a 2024 operating budget of $457,000 and staff of 5.7 FTE. The library is a member of the South Central Library System and its shared Integrated Library System, Bibliovation. The George Culver Community Library works separately from, but in cooperation with, the Ruth Culver Community Library in Prairie du Sac to provide services to the Sauk Prairie community.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Overall administration of the library, supervision and motivation of staff, financial management, strategic planning, programming, outreach, and community relations, oversight of facility, advising the Library Board and Friends of the Library, and advocacy for the interests of the library.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree from a liberal arts program and ability to obtain Grade 2 Wisconsin Library Certification is required; certification completion required within two years. A Library Science Master’s Degree from an accredited institution is preferred. Successful candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of current and emerging library technology, fiscal knowledge, and the ability to work effectively with the library board, library employees, Village of Sauk City personnel, and the community. Prior experience as a library director or two years library experience with supervisory responsibilities preferred.

Salary and benefits: $58,000-$62,400 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position. Benefits include paid leave, health insurance, life insurance, and state of Wisconsin Employee Trust Fund retirement plan.

Application instructions: Please submit a Village of Sauk City application form, with cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references to

Julie Rogers, Library Board President, jmbrogers [at] (jmbrogers[at]hotmail[dot]com)


Director Search
George Culver Community Library
615 Phillips Blvd
Sauk City, WI 53583

First review of applications will be held on February 23, and interviews will be scheduled between February 29 and March 2. 

The Village of Sauk City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full Position Description

Village of Sauk City Application

The library will be closed on Friday and Saturday, January 12 and 13, due to due to the inclement weather forecast. Stay safe and warm, everyone!

Please remember that eBooks, audiobooks, and more are available 24/7 online with your library card. Visit our Book, Audio and Movies section to get started.


Winter 2023-4




Armstrong, Jess – The Curse of Penryth Hall

Armstrong, Kelley – The Boy who Cried Bear: Haven’s Rock 

Atwood, Margaret – Fourteen Days

Beaton, M. C. – Death of a Spy: Hamish McBeth 

Berry, Steve – The Atlas Maneuver: Cotton Malone 

Box, C. J. – Three-Inch Teeth: Joe Pickett 

Bradford, Barbara – The Wonder of it all: House of Falconer

Brennan, Allison – The Missing Witness: Quinn & Costa 

Burk, James Lee – Harbor Lights

Carr, Robyn – The Friendship Club

Chan, Vanessa -The Storm We Made 

Cook, Robin – Manner of Death 

Cornwell, Patricia – Unnatural Death: Scarpetta

Dailey, Janet – One in a Million: Rivalries 

-- Lone Oaks Crossing: New Americana

Eggers, Dave – The Honor of your Presence 

Faulkner, Katherine – The Other Mothers

Finn, A. J. - End of Story 

Goodwin, Daisy - Diva 

Grippando, James – Goodbye Girl: Jack Swyteck

Hannah, Kristin – The Women 

Hazelwood, Ali - Bride 

Hawkins, Rachel – The Heiress

Hunter, Stephen – Front Sight: Bob Lee Swagger

Hurwitz, Gregg – Lone Wolf: Orphan X

Hyde, Catherine Ryan – A Different Kind of Gone

Higashino, Keigo – The Final Curtain: Kyoichio Kaga 

Kane, Darby – The Engagement Party 

Kellerman, Jonathan – Ghost Orchid: Alex Delaware

King, Laurie R. – The Lantern’s Dance: Mary Russell

Koontz, Dean – Bad Weather Friend 

Korn, Gabrielle – Yours for the Taking

Krentz, Jayne – The Night Island: Lost Night Files 

Lackey, Mercedes – Valdemar: the Founding of Valdemar

Lawhon, Ariel – The Frozen River

Lindsay, Jeffry P. – The Fourth Rule: Riley Wolfe 

Lynch, Paul – Prophet Song 

Maas, Sarah - The House of Flame and Shadow 

Mallery, Susan – The Summer Book Club 

Michaelides, Alex – The Fury 

Orange, Tommy – Wandering Stars 

Paris, B. A. – The Guest 

Parks, Adele – Two Dead Wives 

Patterson, James – Missing Persons: Private 

-- Holms, Marple & Poe

-- Crosshairs: Michael Bennett

Pease, Amy - Northwoods

Pelecanos, George – Owning Up

Perry, Thomas – Hero 

Phillips, Susan Elizabeth – Simply the Best: Chicago Stars

Platt, Christine & Catherine Greene – Rebecca not Becky

Rice, Luanne – Last Night 

Robb, J. D. – Random in Death: Eve Dallas 

Rozan, S. J. – The Mayors of New York: Lydia Chin & Bill Smith

Ryan, Annelise – Death in the Dark Woods: Monster Hunter mystery 

Sanderson, Brandon – The Sunlit Man: Cosmere

Steel, Danielle – Upside Down 

Stevenson, Benjamin - Everyone on this Train is a Suspect 

Taylor, Brad – Dead Man’s Hand: Pike Logan 

Thompson, Victoria – City of Betrayal: Counterfeit Lady

Williams, Tia - A Love Song for Ricki Wilde

The Library will be closed from December 23 to December 26 to celebrate Christmas. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, December 27. 

The Library will also be closed on Monday, January 1 to celebrate New Year's.

During these time the book drop in the parking lot will remain open. We wish everyone safe and happy holidays!

The library will be closing at 4pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, so that staff may celebrate the holiday with friends and family. Thank you for your understanding.

During this time, the book drop in the parking lot will remain open. 

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

The George Culver and Ruth Culver Community Libraries are developing a new strategic plan, and your input will help shape future library programs and services. 

The survey should take less than ten minutes to complete and is available online at or get a paper survey from the front desk. Enter to win a $100 Sauk Prairie Area Chamber Gift Certificate! (Surveys remain anonymous. Your contact information is for the contest only.) 

Please respond by November 27. We look forward to hearing from you! 

The Library will be closed on Tuesday, November 7 for staff training. During this time the book drop in the parking lot will remain open. Thank you for your understanding!