The Big Read 2014


The UW-Parkside Library is proud to present 2014's Big Read, a community-wide series of events centered around one book.  This year's pick is the modern classic Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, a gripping story of a future in which books are strictly forbidden.  Free copies of the book will be available, while supplies last, at all KPL libraries and these locations, beginning Wed. Sep. 17.   Performances, book discussions, lectures, and a wide variety of other programs can be found at
Big Read events are open to the general public.  Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate reading, libraries, and free access to ideas!



The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest.

The November 4 general election is just around the corner, and all Wisconsin voters will be required to present valid photo identification in order to receive a ballot.

For more information about the Voter ID law and information on obtaining a free state identification card for voting, please visit the following State of Wisconsin websites:
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Volunteering at the Kenosha Public Library
Kenosha Public Library has implemented a revised volunteer program and is encouraging interested members of the community to apply for positions.  We have a wide array of tasks that need attention and encourage those who like the library to help us out! Interested candidates must complete this volunteer application and will be interviewed for areas of interest and fit for the organization. Applications are available on this page, at all neighborhood libraries, and online at For more information call Michelle Eisenhauer at (262) 564-6325.
Scary Story Contest
It's that time again! The theme for this year is: Dreams and Nightmares.
Your story MUST be your own, original work, and it MUST incorporate the theme. Stories that do not follow the theme will be disqualified.  Language must be library appropriate. See the links below for complete details and participation forms.
Participation Forms: Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Kenosha Public Library - PO Box 1414 - Kenosha, WI 53141-1414 - (262) 564-6100