Boulder Junction Public Library

Closed for Server Maintenance

The library will be closed until 4 pm on Thursday, September 28.  Our library system is re-locating our "Merlin" server so we will not be able to use our circulation, catalog or Overdrive digital library functions.  We will be open 4-7 pm. Patrons will not be able to access our online catalog or our Wisconsin Digital Library (Overdrive) website. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Art in the Library

The Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes the public to view their upcoming “Art in the Library” exhibit. The Library Art Committee and Board of Trustees selected Brett Alfors for the September exhibit. Mr. Alfors’s photography will be on display in the Reading Room, above the photocopier and in the Children’s Area.

Brett's Statement: "I’m an amateur photographer currently residing in Waukesha WI.  I found my interest in photography back in 2006 having purchased my first camera to bring to that years Bonnaroo music festival.  Now, after seven camera upgrades, and constant evolution of what pictures appeal to me, I still find live music as what inspires me most.  A lot of my pictures are taken during my travel to and from concerts.  I also enjoy taking pictures when on vacations with friends - commonly to the Northwoods.  My pictures usually feature some or all of these elements that draw of my eye: a seam of light, twisted motion, bold bright colors.  I truly hope that you enjoy what you see and thank you for your interest in my photography."  

Applications are now being accepted for November 2017-April 2018 exhibits. The application form is available in the library or here. The exhibits can be a single artist or a group of artists representing a theme or medium.

If you have any questions about the Art in the Library exhibits, the application process or the Artwork policy, please email the library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the library at 715-385-2050.

Boulder Junction Public Library Book Club

Announcing the 2017 Reading List!

The Boulder Junction Public Library will again be sponsoring a monthly book discussion club led by area book lovers. The group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm in the library. Newcomers are always welcome to participate in any month’s discussion.

This year’s reading list promises to satisfy all book lovers with a variety of writing styles and subjects. Click on the title of the book to go directly to our catalog to order the book!

February 8: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

March 8: Children Act by Ian McEwan

April 12: As Good As Gone by Larry Watson

May 10: Evicted by Matthew Desmond

June 14: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

July 12: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

August 9: The One Man by Andrew Gross

September 13: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

October – Luncheon to choose 2018 Book List – Details TBA

November 8: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

December 13: The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas

January 10, 2018: Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

February 14, 2018: The Last Goodnight by Howard Blum

If you prefer to borrow your books through the library system, you can order online at or you can contact Library Director, Cherie Sanderson.  For people with eReaders, be sure to check the WPLC digital library website at  

Other books that were not chosen but come highly recommended:

What the Lady Wants by Renee Rosen
The Two of Us by Andy Jones
Hiding in the Spotlight by Greg Dawson
Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mackenzie
The Secret Place by Tana French
Leave Me by Gayle Forman
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner
Dark Invasion by Howard Blum

New Releases

“CHECK OUT” our newest additions….

Boulder Junction Public Library is continually adding the latest books, audio books and DVDs for our patrons to check out and enjoy. Listed below are a few of our newest titles. Many of the more popular items may have holds placed on them, so if you are interested in a particular title, please stop by the library, go online or call us to have your name added to the hold list.


“A Hiss Before Dying” by Rita Mae Brown
“Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate
“Come Sundown” by Nora Roberts
“The Secrets of Flight” by Maggie Leffler
“Dangerous Minds” by Janet Evanovich
“The Duchess” by Danielle Steel
“Murder Games” by James Patterson
“The Silent Corner” by Dean Koontz
“The Waking Land” by Callie Bates
“The Stars Are Fire” by Anita Shreve
“Full Wolf Moon” by Lincoln Child
“Camino Island” by John Grisham
“Indecent Exposure” by Stuart Woods


“Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors” by George W. Bush
“Perennials for Minnesota and Wisconsin” by Don Engebretson & Don Williamson


“Full Wolf Moon” by Lincoln Child
“Dangerous Minds” by Janet Evanovich
“The Stars Are Fire” by Anita Shreve
“Indecent Exposure” by Stuart Woods


“Build It!” Vol.1, 2 & 3 by Jennifer Kemmeter (C)
“Bob and Joss Get Lost” by Peter McCleery (C)
“The Hawk of the Castle” by Danna Smith (C)
“Anne’s House of Dreams” by L. M. Montgomery (J)
“Anne of the Island” by L. M. Montgomery (J)


“Full Wolf Moon” by Lincoln Child
“Testimony” by Scott Turow
“Camino Island” by John Grisham
“The Stars Are Fire” by Anita Shreve
“Indecent Exposure” by Stuart Woods
“The Frozen Hours” by Jeff Shaara
“The Switch” by Joseph Finder
“No Easy Target” by Iris Johansen


“Beauty and the Beast” (J) starring Emma Watson
“Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom” (J - Animated)
“My Life as a Zucchini” (J – Animated)
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” starring Felicity Jones
“Brooklyn” starring Domhnall Gleeson
“The Great Wall” starring Matt Damon
“The Shack” starring Sam Worthington
“Greater” starring Neal McDonough
“Call the Midwife” (Season Six)

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