We still have State Park day passes available as part of the Check Out Wisconsin State Parks at your Library initiative! It’s the perfect time of year to try a new hiking trail or beach at one of our beautiful state parks. Here’s how it works: to receive a state park day pass, adults must show their Caestecker Public Library card at the service desk.

  • Pick your day of park attendance and stop by the library to pick up your authorized pass.
  • If you don’t have a library card, staff can help you get one.
  • The day pass provides free admission for one vehicle with a Wisconsin license plate to any state park, forest, or recreation area where admission is required on your chosen day.
  • Participants must be Wisconsin residents and are limited to one pass per month, while supplies last.
  • Pass recipients who complete a survey about their park experience will be entered to win one of ten 2024 annual state park admission stickers, courtesy of the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks.

Coming up next Saturday, July 22nd the Friends are holding another book sale in the lower-level of the library from 9am-1pm. We’ve had an unusually high volume of donations lately and you’re sure to find new items to bring home and enjoy.

While our daily Summer Reading programs are still going all through July, movie-goers will be interested in the updated viewing schedule for the coming weeks: Thursday, July 20th at 2pm – Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret and on Thursday, July 27th at 2 pm a special viewing of WILD LIFE a National Geographic documentary provided by Freeland. 

WILD LIFE follows conservationist Kris Tompkins on an epic, decades-spanning love story as wild as the landscapes she dedicated her life to protecting. After falling in love in midlife, Kris and the outdoorsman and entrepreneur Doug Tompkins left behind the world of the massively successful outdoor brands they’d helped pioneer — Patagonia, The North Face and Esprit — and turned their attention to a visionary effort to create national parks throughout Chile and Argentina via their nonprofit Tompkins Conservation. From Oscar®-winning filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, WILD LIFE chronicles the highs and lows of their journey to affect the largest private land donation in history.