Viola Public Library

~ In the heart of the Kickapoo Valley ~ Home of the Viola Horse & Colt Show ~ Come in and check us out! ~

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Library Trustee Position Open

The library needs you! The Viola Public Library currently has a library board trustee vacancy.

VPL Library Trustee Position Description

Please contact the library for more information at 608.627.1850

Viola Book Club

Viola Book Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm (next meeting December 13, due to the holidays).

Please contact the library if you wish to join the discussion and/or read the book.

We are currently reading “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story” by Dan Harris. Anyone is welcome to join!

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The Gale Courses subscription has been renewed and is available to library patrons

If you like it, let us know!

Gale Courses are 6-week online courses. Users need to set up an account to participate, and use your SWLS library card number to get free access. The courses are asynchronous, so there are no set times that a patron has to sign in to be part of a class. Lectures are recorded. Course materials do progress over the 6 weeks, though, so working through lessons on a roughly weekly basis is generally what would be advised.

For some courses, certificates of completion are provided if the patron receives a sufficient grade (some of these could count toward CE hours, in case of interest); other courses have no grades or certificates.

The library is open for in-person patron services.


In-library browsing and check-out

Computer use  –  Print/Copy  –  Curbside services  

Wi-Fi 24/7/365 in the parking lot

Please call 627-1850 to schedule a curbside service. Thank you.

Library Open Hours:

Tue/Thu:  9:30-12:30 pm & 1:00-5:00 pm 

Wed/Fri:  2:00-7:00 pm   –   Sat:  9:30-12:30 pm

If you are in need of a quick read, a variety of materials are available in the Sharing Library by the Community Building. The sales/donation cart out is in the front hall of the library.

Computer Use

  • Stop in to use the computer first-come, first-serve, or call for an appointment during library hours.
  • Masks are recommended.
  • Sanitize hands before use. Staff computer assistance may be available on a limited basis.
  • Wi-Fi is available 24/7/365 in the parking lot.

NOTE:  If you have a fever or don’t feel well, DO NOT come to the library. 

Viola Public Library’s Contactless Curbside Materials Pickup Service

The library offers curbside pickup of materials. Library staff follow social distancing and sanitizing rules in the library. We thank you for your patience. See Library User Guide for more information.

Viola Public Library’s Contactless Curbside Copy & Print Service

The library offers curbside pickup for your printing and copying needs. See Library User Guide for more information.

What’s Your Library Story?

Tell us your story!

* Tell us why the library is important to you.
* Tell us about a favorite service or program that made a difference in your life.
* Tell how the library and staff are useful to you.

NOTE: Required fields include Your Library, Your Story, and the Permission check box

November 2022
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Viola Public Library, a NetSouthwest member of the Southwest Wisconsin Library System.