Boulder Junction Public Library

Art in the Library

The Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes the public to view their upcoming “Art in the Library” exhibits. The Library Art Committee and Board of Trustees selected Susan Klassen Hartzheim for the November/December exhibit. Her work will be on display in the Reading Room, above the photocopier and in the Children’s Area.

Growing up in Boulder Junction was an incredible experience and a highlight of Susan’s life. Born in 1952, Susan grew up in a town known for its “scenic vista at the dump.” She was delivered by an 'Angel’, Dr. Kate Newcomb. Her mom was a groundhog and a pilot, and her dad was a butcher and a banker. They owned Klassen's U-Save Grocery Store. Susan was the “Musky Queen” of the 1959 Boulder Junction Musky Jamboree, alongside Jeff Long as King.

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Great holiday gifts that also support the library!

Looking for unique gift ideas this holiday season?  Look no further!  The library has hand-carved Santa ornaments, wizard ornaments and snowmen for $5 each and hand-made felt bird ornaments for $10 - all custom-made and donated by library volunteer, Deb Halverson.  A limited selection of larger Santa carvings is also available.

For books lovers and history buffs, the library also has the "Boulder Junction The Early Years: 1880s to 1950s" history book created by the Friends of the Library ($25 each).  Also for sale at the library is the second history book created by the Boulder Junction Area Historical Society, "Boulder Junction The Way We Were: 1960-2000" ($30 proceeds go to the BJAHS).

All of these wonderful gift ideas are for sale during regular library hours.  History books may be shipped for an extra $5 processing fee.  Please call the library for more details.

Buy a gift that gives back to the community this year! 

Food for Fines

In honor of the holiday spirit, the Boulder Junction Public Library is giving patrons who owe fines the opportunity to reduce or erase them while helping out those in need at the same time.  This is a unique chance for patrons to return long overdue items without worrying about the burden of paying the fines or to clear their record if it is blocked because of fines.

For each non-expired, non-perishable canned good brought in during the months of November and December, the library will waive $1 or any part of $1 owed in overdue fines.  The Food for Fines program cannot be applied to fees from lost or damaged materials or fines from other libraries.

Simply bring your canned goods to the library during regular business hours starting November 1. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 1 pm and Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 7 pm. 

The library will be giving the donated items to the Community Food Pantry.  The Community Food Pantry, located next to the Community Church of Boulder Junction, is a drop-in pantry open every Thursday each week alternating between mornings and afternoons. They distribute food from the Emergency Food Assistance Program, as well as food purchased from Second Harvest and food purchased or donated from other sources.

Even if a patron does not owe any fines, they can still bring canned goods to the library to be donated to the Community Food Pantry.  This winter, the need is expected to be greater than ever before.  Canned fruit is especially needed in the winter months, but the library will accept any non-expired, non-perishable canned good.

For questions or concerns, please call the library at 715-385-2050.

Boulder Junction Public Library Book Club

2017-2018 Reading List!

The Boulder Junction Public Library sponsors 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!

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

March 14, 2018: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

April 11, 2018: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

May 9, 2018: The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

June 13, 2018: Luncheon to Pick the Next Books – Details TBA

July 11, 2018: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

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  

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