Foreword - December 13, 2021


We know how much you enjoy browsing the library shelves and are happy to announce that the library is open for public use within specific limits. Library capacity is limited to 5 people, and library users are asked to limit visits to 30 minutes. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. To protect the safety of library users and staff, face coverings that cover one's mouth and nose are required to enter the library. Masks are available at the library entrance. Curbside service continues to be available. Thank you for helping us make our facility available to you.

We know we all have our favorite holiday traditions, which may include books and movies that warm the heart (and may tickle the funny bone). We’ve pulled an assortment of holiday materials from our collections for display and easy browsing.

The library continues to provide take-and-make activities for all ages. Stop in to discover our latest activities, which include potential DIY gifts to spread holiday cheer!

The library is hiring! We’re looking for a library services clerk & youth programming specialist. Please see our website or stop in the library for more information.

On Christmas Eve, Harley Jackson discovers his lone milk cow has given birth to a calf. On the flank of the calf is the unmistakable face of Jesus Christ. Harley recognizes trouble when he sees it. His friend Billy sees a gold mine, but Harley is reluctant to capitalize on the calf and face the chaos it would bring to his life in the small, rural, and fictional community of Swivel, WI. He attempts to keep the calf secret while making up his mind, but it’s only a matter of time before word gets out, and chaos, hilarity, and unforeseen consequences follow. The Jesus Cow is Michael Perry’s first work of fiction, and while it is not technically a Christmas book, it’s a book I enjoy revisiting each December. Fans of his non-fiction work are likely to appreciate this book, which is funny, thoughtful, and occasionally melancholy. The book is an exploration of faith, community, and connection. The audiobook, which Perry narrates, is also highly recommended. Contact the library to request or place a hold at

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