DeForest Area Public Library
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Comments Email : dft@scls.lib.wi.us
203 Library Street
DeForest, WI 53532
(608) 846-5482
Mon-Thurs : 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri : 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun : 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The Library will be Closed

Friday, July 4th


Due to weather conditions, we are closing today (Monday, January 6) at 3:00 p.m. We'll open at our regular time, 9:00, tomorrow morning. Please call the library tomorrow to verify hours. (846-5482)

Due to the weather
the Library hours may vary. Please call to verify our hours before visiting.

Monday, January 27th & Tuesday, January 28th


The Library will open at Noon on
Tuesday, January 28th
please call to verify our hours.



The Concert in the Park has been moved to the DeForest Area High School PAC

Tuesday, July 9

Beyond the Page

The Beyond the Page campaign is a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in all 28 public libraries in Dane County - forever.

FoodShare Employment and Training

Mondays from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Are you receiving FoodShare benefits and need help finding a job, or a better job? Feeling frustrated and alone in your job search? Good news - help is available! ... Read more

Health Insurance Marketplace
Enrollment Assistance

Thursday, Dec 12 at 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Trained Public Health staff will be available to answer questions and help Dane County residents enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Summer Reading Club and Contest

Tuesday, May 27 - Thursday, July 31

Fun for all ages! Sign up is available at the front desk. Read to earn Dragon Dollars! The more you read the more you earn! Dragon Dollars can be spent in the Summer Reading Prize Lab!

Dragon Kniteens
Teen Knitting & Crocheting Group

Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Teen Area / Dragon's Den

Yearning to become craftier? Want to learn a new hobby? Be prepared to learn all there is to know about: Knitting, Crocheting And more! Read more

LAN Party

Monday, July 21 at 12:30 p.m.
Community Room

Come to our first ever LAN Party. Get you Axes in gear and bring you computer to the library to game with other gamers. We will have a new server to play this popular block based building and survival game on. Read more

Soggy Prairie Boys
Concert in the Park

Tuesday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Fireman's Park

This group plays everything from old-time bluegrass such as Hank Williams to new country like The Zac Brown Band. Read more

Paper Capers Plus!
with Shirley Merker

Friday, March 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Community Room

Bring your supplies to keep you busy for the day. Our crafty friend, Shirley Merker will be on hand as our Expert-of-the-Day to answer questions and... Read More.

Paper Capers

Saturday, July 12 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Rooms C & D

Gather your supplies, friends, and photos and head to the library! This is a great chance to sit and relax with friends while working on your next project.

Patriotic Music Bingo
with pianist Pam Smith

Tuesday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m.
DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

We'll play just like regular bingo, but card numbers are replaced with titles of your favorite patriotic and other American tunes. Read More.

Library Appreciation Night
with the Madison Mallards

Wednesday, July 2 at 7:05 p.m. at the Duck Pond

The Friends of the Library Fundraiser is selling Pepsi Tailgate Package tickets for $25 each. Get your tickets at the Library desk today! Read More.

Friends of the
DeForest Area Public Library
Book Sale

  • Thursday, May 29 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 31 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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