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November 2015
News and Notes from the Oakfield Public Library
Tuesday, November 3rd
Preschool Story Time at 10:15 a.m.

Thursday, November 5th
Computer Coding Class from 4-6 p.m.

Friday, November 6th
Crafty Afternoon at 1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, November 10th

Preschool Story Time at 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday, November 17th
Story Time at 10:15 a.m.

Wednesday, November 18th
Lego Club at 4 p.m.

Thursday, November 19th
Pizza & Pages Teen Book Club
at 6 p.m.

Sunday, December 6th
Community Christmas Party from 4-6 p.m.
Looking Ahead . . .
Holiday Closed Dates
  • Thursday & Friday - November 26th & 27th -- Closed for Thanksgiving
  • Thursday & Friday - December 24th & 25th -- Closed for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • Thursday & Friday -- December 31st & January 1st -- Closed for New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Even though the library building may be closed, you can still search for, reserve, and renew items by visiting our online catalog 24/7/365 at  

Computer Coding Event
November 5th from 4-6 p.m. 

Learn the basics of computer coding by creating your own video games with a computer language called Scratch.  Control structures, parameters, variables, graphics, and other things are common across all computer languages, but simplified in the easy-to-use MIT designed Scratch development environment.  By the end of the program, you will be able to create basic computer games at home with this open-source, free software.

Bring your own wi-fi enabled laptop, or tablet, if you have one, with the latest Chrome browser installed.  Suitable for grades 4 and above.   Participants should have basic keyboard and mouse skills.

The library will have 7 laptop computers available for those who are unable to bring their own laptop or tablet.  Registration is encouraged to reserve your spot in the class.

Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.

All area preschoolers and their caregivers are invited for stories, crafts, and fun that center around a different theme each week.
Registration is not required.

Please note: There will be
 No Story Time on November 24th.

Crafty Afternoon  
November 6th at 1:45 p.m.

Early dismissal day for the Oakfield School District!  Stop in at the library and make a Thanksgiving craft.

Registration is encouraged
to make sure there are enough materials available for everyone.

Save the Date for the Community Christmas Party  
Sunday, December 6th from 4-6 p.m. at the library

Come and enjoy a festival atmosphere, visit with Santa, vote for the best dressed Christmas tree, and bid on items for the silent auction to benefit the library. In addition, there will be fun activities and contests for the whole family

Sponsored by the Oakfield Public Library, the Oakfield Beautification Committee, and the Oakfield Lions Club. 

More details . . .

Time for Change

The library board approved a revised internet policy and a new equipment use policy last month.

Starting November 2nd, users will be required to sign a liability waiver stating their acceptance of responsibility for using library equipment. This includes the public access computers in the library. Other library equipment such as the laptop computer, Netbook, and iPad can be loaned for use within the library at the discretion of the librarians. E-readers may be checked out for 21 days.

The liability waiver will only have to be signed once to use any of the library's equipment. The signed form will be kept on file until the policy is revised and a note will be added to the user's library account.

Internet Policy

Equipment Use Policy


Did You Know . . . . . . . .

The Oakfield Public Library provides all these services and more . . . .

  • Home Delivery Service
    Home Delivery Service provides free library service to the homebound or living in a residence facility. Residents of the Village of Oakfield who are unable to come to the library due to physical limitation are eligible for this service.
  • Devices and other items to Check-out
    The library owns items and devices that you can use in the library such as a scanner and laptop computer.  The library also has a Kindle and a Nook pre-loaded with books which can be checked out for 21 days.
  • Printing/Faxing
    Print from your device or from one of ours. Black and white prints are ten cents per page and color are fifty cents. The village office offers fax services to the public.
  • Downloadable e-books and audiobooks
    Do you have an e-Reader, tablet, smartphone, or computer?  You can download FREE e-books and audiobooks from the library using the Wisconsin Digital Library.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    The library can try to find materials not owned locally and can request they be loaned to you from another library.
  • Recommend Materials
    Suggest the title of a book, movie, CD, or other item that you think the library should purchase.
  • Teacher Services
    Oakfield Public Library offers special cards and collections to make gathering and checking out materials easier for teachers.
See our Services page  for even more ways we can be of help to you!

Featured Resource of the Month 
Access 239 Wisconsin daily and weekly newspapers from 2005 to present (with a 90 day embargo).
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Check out more helpful resources on the Research page of our website. 
Five Important Dates to Remember
if you need to enroll in or renew health insurance coverage

  • November 1, 2015:  Open Enrollment starts - first day you can enroll in a 2016 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2016.
  • December 15, 2015: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1, 2016.
  • January 1, 2016: 2016 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15
  • January 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start February 1, 2016
  • January 31, 2016: 2016 Open Enrollment ends. Enrollments or changes between January 16 and January 31 take effect March 1, 2016.    If you don't enroll in a 2016 health insurance plan by January 31, 2016, you can't enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
We offer public computers to access the Health Insurance Marketplace website and can provide general information to help answer your questions regarding the enrollment process.

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Library Hours
Mon., Wed., & Thurs.
1 p.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

12 p.m.-5 p.m.