You are here

bcummings's blog

Summer Book Sale Blow Out

Get the best deals of the summer at the Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale Blow Out!

$5 bag sale on all three days! Indoors and outdoors so you get access to the most merchandise!

Southwest Library (7979 38th Avenue)

Friday, June 28th - Members Only - Join at the door for the first peek at all the goods! 5-7PM

Saturday, June 29th - 9AM-5PM

Sunday, June 30th - 12-4PM Come after the parade for a bit more summer family fun!

KPL Book Drive

Now that those lockers and backpacks are empty and you have finally finished your spring cleaning - bring those piles of gently loved or nearly new kids books to your neighborhood library! We are collecting books for children (from birth to teen) to give away at summer programs and events. 

Boxes are available at all KPL locations. 

Love the library? Become a KPL Ambassador today!

Do you have a personal story that inspired you to love libraries? Do you feel that libraries play an essential role in our community? Do you believe in early childhood literacy, lifelong learning, access to information and technology, and civic engagement? Do you want to help articulate the value and importance of libraries?

If the answer is an overwhelming "Yes!," then you're just who we are looking for!

Learn more at

Following Foxconn - Updated 04/05/2019

An active collection of articles following the development of Foxconn.

Foxconn Timeline


  1. The office of the Governor of WI has a comprehensive outline of the events/decisions surrounding Foxconn from July 2017 to Sept 2017: (

  2. Another timeline of Foxconn from August 2017 to present: (

  3. August 1, 2017 - GOP debate on budget & Foxconn deal: (

  4. August 17, 2017 - Wisconsin Assembly Pass Foxconn: (

  5. The State legislature approves the Foxconn deal on September 14th 2017. (

  6. An expanded timeline, July to November 2017, from the Governor’s office was published along with a fact sheet regarding Foxconn. (

  7. Around this time in Sept. the Mayor of Kenosha announced that the city was pulling out of the Foxconn deal. (

  8. Concurrently with these events in September, the Foxconn deal was found to be possibly unconstitutional by a nonpartisan study. ( & (

  9. October 4 2017 - Racine Foxconn site announcement (Audio): (

  10. November 8 2017 - Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) approves Foxconn contract. (

  11. February 5, 2018 - Foxconn HQ setup in Milwaukee: (

  12. February 5, 2018 - Milwaukee Amtrak Expanding to serve Foxconn: (

  13. February 16, 2018 - Illinois companies transferring industry to Southeast WI to benefit from the Foxconn plan. (

  14. February 14, 2018 - New Foxconn Website Launched: (

  15. February 28, 2018 - Foxconn & road upkeep: (

  16. June 6, 2018 - China announces that only 5.7% of Foxconn shares will be openly tradeable, the rest will be given to elites: (

  17. June 15, 2018 - Foxconn buys Milwaukee office building to set-up headquarters. (

  18. June 28, 2018 - President Donald Trump visits Wisconsin to deliver a  speech at Foxconn site. (

  19. July 29, 2018 - Foxconn buying WaterMark building for Green Bay innovation center. (

  20. July 7, 2018 - Advocate Aurora Health & Foxconn form technology partnership. (

  21. July 16, 2018 - Foxconn to open tech center in Eau Claire Wisconsin. (

  22. August 23, 2018 - Foxconn flops on it’s promised plan to build a modern manufacturing facility. (

  23. August 28, 2018 - Foxconn gifts $100 million to UW-Madison in a science and technology Partnership (

  24. September 5, 2018 - New Foxconn Partnership Ventures to be subsidized by state taxes. (

  25. September 7, 2018 - Borrowing for massive Foxconn project lowers Mount Pleasant's credit rating (

  26. September 11, 2018 - Foxconn partners are all major Walker donors (

  27. September 12, 2018 -  Foxconn committed to hiring 3,000 veterans (

  28. October 22, 2018 - Gateway Technical College launches Foxconn-related programs (

  29. November 8, 2018 - The Future Of Foxconn Under The Evers Administration (

  30. November 21, 2018 - Foxconn not impacted by Evers election (

  31. November 21, 2018 - Foxconn to slash corporate expenses and cut jobs in 2019 (

  32. November 23, 2018 - How do the subsidies stack up between Foxconn and Amazon? (

  33. November 23, 2018 - Foxconn to tap 'local talent' in Wisconsin but also embrace automation (

  34. November 23, 2018 - Foxconn subsidiaries in Indiana are laying off workers after report that company is cutting costs (

  35. December 13, 2018 - Mount Pleasant Has Acquired 85 Percent Of Land Needed For Foxconn Development (

  36. December 19, 2018 - Audit: Wisconsin Could Pay For Foxconn Work Done Outside State (

  37. January 14, 2019 - Foxconn Doesn't Meet Wisconsin Jobs Benchmark For 2018 (

  38. January 14, 2019 - Gateway Technical College Classes Ready Students For Foxconn And Beyond (

  39. January 30, 2019 - Exclusive: Foxconn reconsidering plans to make LCD panels at Wisconsin plant (

  40. February 01, 2019 - After Conversation With Trump, Foxconn Says It Is Building Manufacturing Plant In Wisconsin (

  41. Febuary 05, 2019 - Foxconn Pulls Back on its 10 billions dollar factory (

  42. February 08, 2019 - Foxconn Made A Big Incentives Deal With Wisconsin. What Else Will It Make Here? (

  43. February 28, 2019 - Foxconn Moving Ahead With Innovation Center In Green Bay (

  44. April 03, 2019 - Foxconn construction moves forward and local manufacturers want in on the action (

  45. April 03, 2019 - Foxconn contracts will begin coming 'fast and furious,' construction manager says (


DNR/Environmental Concerns


In September 2017, the State Legislature passed 2017 Wisconsin Act 58 [exit DNR], authorizing the state to create an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone, within which Foxconn will be operating.”


KPL Open Normal Hours Thursday 01/31/2019

All Kenosha Public Library locations will be open Thursday (01/31/2019) normal hours except the Bookmobile. The Bookmobile will remain off the road until further notice. Items due Wednesday (01/30/2019) or Thursday (01/31/2019) have had their due dates extended to Friday (02/01/2019).

Todas las ubicaciones de la Biblioteca Pública de Kenosha estarán abiertas los jueves (31/01/2019) en horario normal, excepto el Bookmobile. El Bookmobile permanecerá fuera de la carretera hasta nuevo aviso. Los artículos que vencen el miércoles (30/01/2019) o el jueves (31/01/2019) tienen sus fechas de vencimiento extendidas hasta el viernes (01/02/2019).

All KPL Locations Closed 01/30/2019

The City of Kenosha has decided to close all KPL locations Wednesday (01/30/2019) due to extreme temperatures. If you need assistance finding or getting to a safe warm place please call 262-654-1234.

La ciudad de Kenosha ha decidido cerrar todas las ubicaciones de KPL el miércoles (30/01/2019) debido a las temperaturas extremas. Si necesita ayuda para encontrar o llegar a un lugar cálido y seguro, llame al 262-654-1234.

KPL Open Normal Hours 01/29/2019

All KPL locations will be open normal operating hours Tuesday (01/29/2019) except the Bookmobile. The Bookmobile will remain off the road until further notice.

Todas las ubicaciones de KPL estarán abiertas durante el horario laboral normal del martes (29/01/2019), excepto Bookmobile. El Bookmobile permanecerá fuera de la carretera hasta nuevo aviso.

All KPL Locations Closed 01/28/2019

For the sake of our staff's and the public's safety, all Kenosha Public Library locations will be closed tomorrow (Monday, 01/28/2019). Due dates will be extended.

Por el bien de la seguridad de nuestro personal y del público, todas las ubicaciones de la Biblioteca Pública de Kenosha estarán cerradas mañana (lunes, 28 de enero de 2019). Las fechas de vencimiento se ampliarán.

Snow Emergency Starting Midnight 01/27/2019

The City of Kenosha has declared a FULL SNOW EMERGENCY starting tonight (01/27/2019) at midnight going through midnight on Tuesday (01/29/2019). This means that NO PARKING on any city starting at midnight tonight and all day and evening Monday.

La ciudad de Kenosha ha declarado una EMERGENCIA DE NIEVE COMPLETA desde esta noche (27/01/2019) a la medianoche hasta la medianoche del martes (29/01/2019). Esto significa que NO HAY ESTACIONAMIENTO en ninguna ciudad a partir de la medianoche de esta noche y todo el día y la noche del lunes.


Subscribe to RSS - bcummings's blog