Check it Out!
December 2015
News and Notes from the Oakfield Public Library
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, December 1st
Preschool Story Time at 10:15 a.m.

Sunday, December 6th
Community Christmas Party from 4-6 p.m.

Tuesday, December 8th
Preschool Story Time at 10:15 a.m.

Friday, December 11th
Crafty Afternoon at 1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, December 15th

Preschool Story Time at 10:15 a.m.

Wednesday, December 16th
Lego Club at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16th
Library Board Meeting at 6 p.m.

December 24th & 25th
Closed for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

December 31st & January 1st
Closed for New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

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

The Oakfield Public Library Staff and Board of Trustees wishes you a
very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!

Community Christmas Party

Sunday, December 6th from 4-6 p.m. at the library
Everyone is invited to the Christmas Party 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.  Don't miss the hayrides around the village to see the holiday lights!

There still is time to donate something for the silent auction.  Items may be dropped off at the library during regular open hours from Nov. 30th-Dec.4th.

Sponsored by the Oakfield Public Library, the Oakfield Beautification Committee, and the Oakfield Lions Club.        
Food for Fines
Our annual Food for Fines drive begins December 6th and runs until December 30th.  Bring in any non-perishable non-expired food item.  Each item is worth $.50 in overdue fines up to a maximum of $5.00.  Food items cannot be counted toward fines as a result of lost or damaged items.  All donations will be given to the Oakfield Food Pantry to help local families in need.
System Maintenance

The library catalog system will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, December 2nd and possibly part of the next day.  The library will be open and we can check out your items manually.  Any transactions will be uploaded as soon as the system comes back online.

Our public computers and wireless access will not be affected by this downtime.

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.

Crafty Afternoon  
December 11th at 1:45 p.m.

Early dismissal day for the Oakfield School District!  Stop in at the library and make a Christmas craft, play games, and enjoy some treats.

Registration is not required.

Our Sign has a New Look

Our outdoor sign has been updated with a new logo, signboard, and a coat of paint. Money given by family and friends in memory of Gudrun Kenyon, a long time library board member, was used in part to help fund this improvement. 

Thank You!

Our thanks to all who donate to the library with their thoughtful gifts of money, books, or other items.  We are also  grateful to those who volunteer their time to help with projects and programs. 
We truly appreciate your generosity!
We Care About Kids

The library offers a wonderful and safe place for kids to read, relax, and use library resources.  Because we care about kids, we are concerned about young children who are visiting the library without adult supervision.   It is desirable that children ages 8 and younger should be accompanied by a parent or responsible caregiver when visiting the library. 

While the library maybe a relatively safe place to be, those using the computers have access to the Internet which in not necessarily a safe place Behavior issues can also increase when children of any age are visiting the library without parental supervision for long periods of time.  In all cases, it is the responsibility of parents and guardians to ensure their children's safety, welfare, and appropriate behavior while in the library and on library grounds.

Library staff are glad to help kids
in using the library and its resources, but they are not able to provide supervision or day care services for unattended children.

Featured Resource of the Month
 Free practice tests for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's written examinations and online driver's manuals - for car, motorcycle and CDL. Answers to 100+ DMV-related questions too!

Check the Research page on our website for additional resources such as job searches, genealogy sources, and much more!

 Important Dates to Remember
if you need to enroll in or renew health insurance coverage

  • 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.