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117 North 3rd Street · Cornell, Wisconsin 54732
(715) 239-3709

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Starting Wednesday, July 1st, we will be doing a "soft opening."  Patrons can continue to have curbside service. Just call and prearrange the pick-up of library items by phone or email request (715-239-3709 or  We will continue to place curbside items in a cart outside the ramp door of the library.

Patrons may also call to make an appointment to come in to the library for about 20 minutes to pick out library materials and check them out. Our phone number is 715-239-3709. Our doors will remain locked and we ask patrons coming into the library to use the ramp door. If you have a mask we ask that you use it, but we will not require masks to come in to the building. We will have a cart inside the ramp door with hand sanitzer and we ask patrons to use this when they come in.

Our bathroom will be CLOSED to the public.

We can allow one adult at a time in the library to use a computer. People will need to call ahead to set up a time to use a computer.

The Inter-Library Loan Service will be unavailable until further notice.

Our regular hours are: Monday and Tuesday 1PM to 5PM, Wednesday 1PM to 8PM, Thursday 10AM to 5PM, Friday and Saturday 10AM to 2PM.

To search our catalog go to:

Click on Cornell Public Library to open the link to the catalog.

If the item has a "1 of 1 available" to the right of the title, the item should be available for checkout.

If the item has a "0 of 1 availale" to the right of the title, the item is out or has not yet arrived at the library. A lot of our titles are preordered so the title may be in our catalog, but has not yet been released from the publisher. Patrons may get on the reserve list for when those items arrive at the library.

Any media may be reserved with a call to the library. Patrons may also request to have their library account set up so that they can access their account from home. Then patrons can search and reserve items and also renew items checked out out under their accounts. Call us at 715-239-3709.

Books For Adults


Susan Wiggs / The Lost and Found Bookshop
Luanne Rice / Last Day
James Patterson/ Hush
Susan Elizabeth Phillips / Dance Away With Me
Jennifer Chiaverini / Fates and Traitors
Jennifer Chiaverini / Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters
Jennifer Chiaverini / Resistance Women
Susan May Warren / The Heart of a Hero
J.A. Jance / Credible Threat
Jessie Newton / The Lighthouse
Erin Hilderbrand / 28 Summers
Nora Roberts / Hideaway
Michael Connelly / Fair Warning
Amy Clipton / The Bake Shop
Barbara Delinsky / A Week at the Shore
Natalie Jenner / The Jane Austin Society
Diane Chamberlain / Big Lies in a Small Town
Liz Moore / Long Bright River
Jeffery Deaver / The Goodbye Man
Scott Turow / The Last Trial
Suzanne Collins / The Ballad of the Sonbirds and Snakes
Tamar Sloan / After the Thaw Series
John Grisham / Camino Wind
Liz Moore / Long Bright River
Danielle Steel / The Wedding Dress
James Patterson / The 20th Victim
Lisa Windgate / Before We Were Yours
Lisa Windgate / The Story Keeper
Lisa Windgate / The Sea Keeper's Daughters
Sara Paretsky / Dead Land
David Baldacci / Walk the Wire
Stephen King / If it Bleeds
Julia Kelly /The Light Over London
John Sandford / Masked Prey
Paige Shelton / The Stolen Letter
Lisa Wingate / The Book of Lost Friends
Lisa Wingate / The Prayer Box
Anne Tyler / Redhead by the Side of the Road
Jojo Moyes / The Giver of Stars
Harlan Coben / The Boy fromt he Woods
Kathy Reiches / Conspiracy of Bones
Dean Koonz / Devoted
Irene Hannon / Starfish Pier
C.J.Box / Long Range
Danielle Steele / The Numbers Game
Harlan Coben / The Boy From the Woods
 * The library continues to add new Large Print books to our collection.  
* Thanks to multiple donations we have added lots of new Adult Audio Books for our patrons who enjoy books on CD.
We are always adding books we believe will be of interest to our area residents. Come in
and check out what we have available!
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Books for Children, Juveniles and Young Adult


Summer reading at the library is here! The theme this year is “Imagine Your Story!”

We are hoping to have all ages, even adults log their reading with us to see how many books our Cornell-Holcombe community can read this summer!

With restrictions from the COVID-19 virus, we ask that you call the library at 715-239-3709 for appointments to bring the family to the library to pick out books. We are having a limited number of patrons in the library at any time, to make it a safer environment for staff and our patrons.

The reading challenge will start June 15th and go through August 14th.  We will have four age groups this summer: Pre-K to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 13 years of age, and 14 through adults.   

There are a couple options this summer for participation in the program.  People can participate as usual picking up reading logs and dropping them off at the library, but you can also participate online!    

We really hope people will take advantage of the online website which can be found at:


It will be a great way to easily participate from home at any time and help make the summer fun! You can also find the Beanstack Tracker on Google Play to have an even more mobile way to track your reading and activities!


Click Register an Individual or Family.


Click I am registering myself and fill out the form.


Click Next to add additional family members.


Register for the 2020 Summer Challenge.


Begin tracking your reading and activities by clicking on Log Reading and Activities on the top of the page.

·         Follow the challenges throughout the summer and earn incentives


The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and The Institute of Museum and Library Services provided a grant to all Wisconsin libraries for access to “Beanstack,” a summer program website for summer reading “challenges.” The website uses the word “challenge” which is just another word for program.   Participants can log the books they read online (titles aren’t required just the total number) to earn incentives as they move through the reading “challenge” and earn “badges” to record their progress.  There are also some suggested activities that children and parents or adults can do to earn additional badges.  None of the activities count or are required in the reading challenge but are just available for people as suggestions of things to do just for fun during the summer.

Each participant will receive a reusable library bag when they register for the program and the three youngest age groups will pick out a new book to take home at the conclusion of the program in August.  The top reader in each age group will also receive a gift card for Books A Million in Eau Claire.  


DVD's on shelf

My Life is Murder Season One
Hailey Dean Mysteries: Collection THree
The Crown Season Three
Trolls: World Tour
Agatha Raisin, Seasons 1-3
Project Blue Book, Seasons 1 and 2
Think Like a Dog
Home Fires, Seasons 1 and 2
The Morning Show Mysteries Collection One
Hailey Dean Mysteries Collection Three
My Life is Murder Series One
Chronicle Mysteries Collection 1
Darrow & Darrow Collection 1
A Beautiful Place to Die: Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Garage Sale Mystery: Searched & Seized
The Invisible Man / Emma (2020)
I Still Believe
Keeping Faith Seasons 1 and 2
The Call of the Wild
The Way Home
Fantasy Island
Onward / Zombies 2
Bloodshot /Last Full Measure
Just Mercy /Bottled With Love
Bad Boys for Life
Brokenwood Mysteries Seasons 1-6
Shetland Seasons 1-5
Richard Jewell / Spies in Disguise
The Current War
Jumangi: The Next Level
Charlie's Angels 2020
Dolittle / Little Women
*Christmas in July with lots of New to our library 
  Hallmark Christmas Movies
Cats (Soundtrack)
Now That's What I Call 73
Grammy Nominees 2020
The Owl (Zac Brown Band)
Aladdin (Soundtrack)
The Lion King (Soundtrack)
Chain Breaker (Zach Williams)
Yesterday (Soundtrack)
Rocketman (Soundtrack)
Bridges (Josh Groban)
Now 71
WOW Hits 2019 


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