Services will be paused for the move starting May 24. The library will pause services for up to three weeks, while staff moves into the new portion of the facility.

The pause on materials requests begins Saturday. Collection available for browsing only.

The last day to check out items and pickup holds is May 23. The library will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

The book drop closes at 7:30 a.m. May 24 and will remain closed throughout the move.

Phone and printing service will be unavailable. Library staff will answer email and Facebook inquiries as time allows. Digital resources will remain available. Patrons are asked not to return items while the library is closed.

Patrons are asked not to return items while the library is closed.

Library staff will send out information on re-opening as it approaches.

Beginning Sunday and going through Saturday, May 22, the Friends of the Watertown Public Library is teaming up with Piggly Wiggly in Watertown for a library fundraiser. Round up purchases and donations go to the Friends of the Library.

The Summer Library Challenge 2021: Tails & Tales is coming. Participants can read, create and engage with the library this summer. Register for the daily reading challenge and the create and engage challenge to earn badges, tickets, and prizes throughout the summer. The program will be virtual on Beanstack this summer. Pre-registration begins Monday and the program officially runs June 7 to Aug. 1.

The library has a new database that allows one home access to several area newspapers, including the Watertown Daily Times. Visit the library’s website,, to get started. All one needs is a valid library card.

The Storybook Trail at Brandt Quirk Park is “William Wakes Up” by Inda Ashman. A new books is coming to the trail soon.

Each Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. the Bad Joke Wednesday is updated on the YouTube Channel to start the day off with a joke. A new video is posted each week to the YouTube Channel, and will remain available to watch whenever it is convenient.

The library has a Virtual Book Club for adults. The book for May is “The Orphan Collector” by Ellen Marie Wiseman. The group will not be meeting in May via Zoom.

To participate in written discussion on Facebook, request to join the group at email

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