Cedarburg Reads & Events


Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 from 10:00am-1:00pm

Cedarburg Community Pool Parking Lot at W67N851 Evergreen Blvd.

Suggested donation $1/pound and a 2 box/bag limit appreciated.

Sponsored by PWSB Port Washington State Bank. For more information, please email: cfolibrary@gmail.com.




When you participate in our fundraisers, you support these programs! Thank you!

  • Summer Reading Programs
  • Tinker Lab & Maker Lab
  • Adult Programs & Events
  • Children & Teen Events
  • Craft Supplies
  • New Books & Extra Copies of Bestsellers
  • New Technology
  • Cedarburg Reads Events



For the month of October, Cedarburg Reads has a book for each age group to recognize the packhorse librarians in Kentucky from the 1930s, who delivered books and taught reading to folks living in remote areas of the Appalachian Mountains. The books are: “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Richardson (adults & YA), “Down Cut Shin Creek” by Kathi Appelt (8-12yr old intermediate readers), and “Books by Horseback” by Emma Berne (young readers). Stop by the library today to purchase a book or check one out! Check our online calendar for events.


Kick-off Event – Friday, Oct. 1 at 12noon on CPL Radio Online. Jeff Messerman, Jack Henke, Jean O’Keefe with chat with Sarah Gilday, Executive Director of the Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County. Click here to listen.

Wednesday, Oct. 6 @ TBD: Book Bike visit to senior living facility Hamilton House (weather permitting – please check online calendar here for status).

Thursday, Oct. 7 @ 6:30-8:00pm: Intergenerational book discussion “Down Cut Shin Creek.” Location: Cedarburg Public Library.

Saturday, Oct. 9 @ Noon: Movie “Harlan County, USA” with presentation by Alice and Jerry Voigt of Appalachian Experiences. Location: The Rivoli in Cedarburg.

Thursday, Oct. 14 @ 10:00am: Mrs. K’s Preschool Storytime “Books by Horseback.” Location: Cedarburg Public Library. Registration required.

Thursday, Oct. 14 @ 6:30-8:00pm: CPL Cooking Club from the cook book, “Victuals: An Appalachian Journey with Recipes” (available to browse at the 2nd floor Info Desk). Location: Cedarburg Public Library. Click here for info.

Wednesday, Oct. 20 @ 5:30pm: CPL Cinema Club showing film, “Loving” with discussion led by Bridge the Divide co-president Erica Turner after viewing. Location: Cedarburg Public Library. Registration required.

Thursday, Oct. 21 @ 6:30-8:00pm: Presentation “Mining & 50 Years in the Business” by Gene Mueller, owner of The Gem Shop. Location: Cedarburg Public Library.

Friday, Oct. 22 @ 10:00-11:00am: Book Bike visit to Willowbrooke Park by the playground (weather permitting – please check online calendar here for status).

Saturday, Oct. 23 @ 10:00am-2:00pm: The Monarch Library System Bookmobile visiting Cedarburg Public Library.

Tuesday, Oct. 26 @ 6:30-8:00pm: Book discussion of “the Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” and a personal history of a mining family. Location: Cedarburg Public Library.

Wednesday, Oct. 27 @ 10:00-11:00am: Book Bike visit to Cedar Creek Park by the playground (weather permitting – please check online calendar here for status).


About Cedarburg Reads

Cedarburg Reads is a community-wide program with the singular goal of helping Cedarburg residents in meeting your neighbors one conversation at a time.

Designed to bring people together through the reading and discussion of a common book, programs like this one have been implemented throughout the country to create a shared experience of civic unity through the reading of literature.


About Cedarburg Friends of the Library

The Cedarburg Reads program is sponsored by the Cedarburg Friends of the Library, a vibrant, active group of citizens who are dedicated to supporting the Cedarburg Public Library (CPL) through fundraising, volunteer support, and community events.

The Friends organize several major book sales, including the library’s permanent Book Nook installation, southeastern Wisconsin’s largest used-book sale (the Summer Book Sale), and the Winter Fiction Sale. These sales raise funds for enhancements and programs including the 3D printer, the CPL website, the children’s summer reading program, additional bestseller novels, genealogy materials, Great Decisions programs, and more.