April Newsletter


If you are a user of the Monarch2Go app please be aware of the update happening May 3, 2021. If you have an Android device, you will need to download the app again in order to access it. If you have any questions, please call the library at 920-564-2934

Peeps Show Contest Winners

With 23 wonderfully creative entries, the judges had an extremely difficult task in choose the winning entries.  We are pleased to announce the following winners for the 2021 Peeps Show contest.

Adult: “Peeps Fun House” by Katie L.

Teen:  “Peep, 2, 1, Blastoff” by Gabrielle B.

Kids: age 9-11: “Flying High Peeps” by Alison L.

Kids: age 8: “Peeps & Jerry’s Mini-golf” by Adelyn L.

Kids : age 5-7: ” Somebunny’s Wedding” by Lillian G.

 Thank you for all the great response and entries to this contest. Thanks to the judges who volunteered to take on this task and thanks to staff member, Wendy Urban for spearheading this program. Start planning your entry for the contest in 2022!

                                                  Cake Pan Update

Whoa! The cake pan collection has grown and we have some wonderful additions to the collection. We also have cookie cutter sets to borrow as well as decorating kits. Each pan comes with instructions and decorating hints to make your next cake a sensation! Check out the binder in the library for available pans or the cake pan collection page on our webpage for a complete list.  Click on www.oostburglibrary.org and the page on the top for the cake pan collection. Thanks to staff member, Vicki Markham for spearheading this collection and for all the wonderful donations of items from patrons.

Covid-19 Precautions Still being Taken

We are continuing curbside pick-up for those patrons who wish to obtain their items with limited contact. Call the library at 920-564-2934 to request items or for more information. The Library will continue to suggest mask wearing while in the library as well as social distancing. In- library programs and meetings are still on hold and hopefully will be resuming in the Fall.

Discovery Kits

A new addition to the library’s collection is a series of discovery kits. Kits include books, hands on activity guides, and numerous items that help with discovery and exploration.  Geared for family fun, the adventures and discovery kit themes are: Bugs, Travel Time, Nature Survival, Rocks & Minerals, Space, Kids Cookie Count & Bake Kit, Cooking with Kids, Musical Exploration, Birdwatching and Yell&Tell Safety.  Two adult kits have been developed for those who are interested in learning to crochet or knit. Kits must be checked out by an adult at the library and returned to the library. The response to the kits has been very popular. Thanks to staff member, Vicki Markham for undertaking the development of this project and developing the kits. More kits are being planned.


With the advance and popularity of streaming services the demand for DVDs as well as the availability of new titles to purchase has decreased. The library is continuing to add new titles as they become available and will accept donations of DVDs for the collection.


Some of the new titles to the library are listed below. New titles are added each month.

 Of special note are the juvenile nonfiction titles. Nonfiction books for children have come a long way from the old pencil sketched illustrations and pages and pages of “boring” text. In the last few years we are seeing wonderful color photography, interesting facts and information. Even adult might learn something-we know we did! Check them out!

New Juvenile Nonfiction Titles

Secret Life of the Skunk                                                     

  Secret Life of the Sloth                                                         

   Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin                                  

   S is For Slugger: The Ultimate Baseball Book            

   B is For Baller                                                        

  13 Ways to Eat A Fly                                              

  Swan or Goose?                                                       

  Beaver or Muskrat?                                    

Giant Tortoise                                                

Summertime Sleepers                                                         

 The Capybaras                                                                      

  Do Sharks Glow in the Dark?                              

Condor Comeback                                               

What Do Farmers Do all Day?                              

Stripes of All Types                                                

Fabulous Fishes                                                    

… and many more

New Juvenile Fiction Titles

Jayden’s Impossible Garden by Melina Mangal                            

  Wings of Fire series by Tui Sutherland                   

Kafka and the Doll by Larissa Theule                        

Curious George Wash Your Hands by H.A. Rey        

… and more

Reserve your titles by searching the online catalog at www.monarchcat.org or via our webpage at www.oostburglibrary.org.

 New Adult Fiction Titles

Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter                                                 

   Sooley by John Grisham                                       

    A Distant Shore by Karen Kingsbury                   

The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak                 

  Shadow Box by Luann Rice                           

  Ocean Prey by John Sandford                            

  Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear  

  Survivors by Jane Harper                                 

  Beirut Protocol by Joel Rosenberg                       

 The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins                                                 

   Win by Harlan Coben                                        

  Dark Sky by  C. J. Box                                          

and many more

New Adult Nonfiction Titles

Executor’s Guide to Settling a Loved One’s Estate

Out of Many, One by George W. Bush                   

George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father by David Stewart   

Make Your Own Living Trust by Denis Clifford                              

The Little Book of Cottagecore by Emily Kent  

Lady Bird Hiding in Plain Sight by Julia E. Sweig … and many more

New Large Print Titles

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah                            

    A Distant Shore by Karen Kingsbury                  

Destined for You by Tracie Peterson               

  Beirut Protocol by Joel Rosenberg                     

   Matter of Life and Death by Philip Margolin         

The Other Emily by Dean Koontz                      

Autumn Skies by Denise Hunter                      Double Dose of Love by Kathleen Fuller               The Kaiser’s Web by Steve Berry                  Mountain Laurel by Lori Benton                        Dark Sky by C.J. Box                                        Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman                       Point of Danger by Irene Hannon

Staff Picks

 “Staff Picks” is an ongoing, ever-changing display at the library. Each staff member selects a title or two of something they have read from the library that they would like to recommend to the public as a “good read”. Check out the display and always feel free to ask us for a recommendation of something to read.

Summer Reading Plans Underway

“Tails & Tales” is our summer reading program for 2021. We are planning a fun summer of great new books, contests, reading rewards, craft kits, activity sheets and virtual programming to keep you entertained this summer. Some of the plans are virtual preschool story times, virtual book chats for elementary, middle school and high school students, Weekly STEM demonstrations, weekly take and make kits and other fun activities. Watch for information to sign up starting in June. We have reading programs for patrons ages 3 to 103!

    Time Capsule

This summer we plan to open a “Summer Reading Time Capsule” which had been created in 1997, opened and added to in 2007. Plans had been to open it in 2017 but it didn’t happen. We are looking forward to seeing and displaying what was put in it in in 1997 & 2007 and plans are underway to add to the capsule and seal it up for another 10 years.

Library Hours

Monday: 9AM-7PM

Tuesday: 9AM-7PM

Wednesday: 9AM-7PM

Thursday: 9AM-7PM

Friday: 9AM-5PM

Saturday: 10AM-Noon *

Note: The library will be closed on Saturdays in June, July and August.

Upcoming Calendar Events

 1. Summer Reading registration will begin the first week in June. Details will be sent home through the schools, in the Lakeshore Weekly and on our webpage and our Facebook page.

2. Virtual Preschool Story Time, Children’s Virtual Book Chats will be on Wednesday starting in mid- June. Details will be available with summer reading registration

3. Summer STEM demonstrations will be on our Facebook page as part of the summer reading program this June and July on Thursday afternoons

4. Middle School/Teen virtual book discussions will be on our Facebook page this summer on Fridays as part of the summer reading program.

5. August 14th the Friends of the Oostburg Public Library will be holding a used book sale in the parking lot in conjunction with the Oostburg Village Wide Rummage Sales.