River Falls Public Library


140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
M-Th 9am-8pm, F 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm

Current or Upcoming​​​​​​​

​​Library Books Group

Check out all the great adult & youth book groups each month.
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Annual Peeps Diorama Contest

Entries date extended to Saturday, April 13 at 4pm due to the weather.

  • Peeple's Choice Voting from April 14-17
  • On display April 11-30​
  • Entries must be no bigger than 18 inches by 18 inches and MUST include at least one marshmallow peep.

​​​Poetry Event: Voices Among The Waters

Monday, April 22, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month with river musings by four local poets. Featuring poets Thomas R Smith, River Maria Urke, Leslie Thomas, and Barry MacDonald.
Free-will donation toward Kinnickinnic River clean-up encouraged.

The 2019 Big Read in the St. Croix Valley

April 2019

Featuring Station Eleven, a post-apocalyptic novel by Emily St. John Mandel.
Read the book, join the conversation!

Big Read Book Discussions

  • Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30pm
    at the West Wind Supper Club, 709 N Main St, River Falls
  • Tuesday, Apr 16 at 10:30pm
    in the Board Room

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Book Sale

Starts on Friday, April 18. 

GiveBIG St. Croix Valley

Tuesday, April 30
A one-day online event that encourages our community to log on to 
giveBIGSCV.org and support their favorite nonprofit.  The River Falls Library Foundation is participating in this event.  Be a part of 24 hours of giving on April 30th and make a BIG impact on our community.

​Choose Privacy Week May 1-7

More to come!

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4 from 10am – 4pm
Stop by the library to pick up a free comic!

​Make-It May Author Series
  • Author Austin Kleon
    Thursday, May 9 at 7pm in the Lower Level Community Room
    Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books: “Steal Like An Artist,” “Newspaper Blackout,” and “Show Your Work!” His latest release is “The Steal Like An Artist Journal: A Notebook For Creative Kleptomaniacs.” His work has been translated into over twenty languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
  • Author Peter Kwong
    Tuesday, May 14 at 6pm in the Lower Level Community Room
    Chef Kwong is a local cooking instructor, chef, and author. Join us for a sample of Kwong’s new book, “Wok & Roll,” and samples of his favorite dishes as he demonstrates some of his best recipes.
  • Author Spike Carlsen
    Thursday, May 30 at 7pm in the Lower Level Community Room
    Spike will amuse, inform and entertain while introducing his 6th book—"Building Unique & Useful Kids' Furniture." Carlsen is the former executive editor of The Family Handyman and author of the Reader's Digest Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual. He is also projects editor for Backyard Living, where he pens a bimonthly column called "Ask Spike." He currently lives in Stillwater.
Our Own Voice

Monday, May 20 at 6pm in the Lower Level Community Room
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Join NAMI-St. Croix Valley for a short film and discussion about changing attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes on mental illness. Ask questions and get answers about mental health issues.


​Maker Mondays

Second Mondays from 3:30 - 6:00pm - check for room location
​Join us for an afternoon of creative, hands-on fun in our pop-up makerspace! We’ll feature art, tinkering, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Makers of all ages will create cool projects, try out new tools, and build new skills!   Families, kids 10+ w/out an adult, and adults without kids are all welcome to attend!

  • May 13 - Robotics
Tech Time with Cole

By appointment, RSVP required
Call Cole at 715-426-3496 to RSVP
Trying to keep on top of technology is difficult. If you need help using a device, platform, or program and an online tech tutorial does not suit, we are willing to assist!   Tech Help sessions are 30 minutes long. Beginners are encouraged to attend and you are welcome to bring your own device. Library staff works with you one-on-one (or in a small group) in the library. Reservations are required. Please call 715-426-3496 or email colez@riverfallspubliclibrary.org for more information.   
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Adult Coloring

Every fourth Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Storytime Room
No need to register, coloring materials are provided along with coffee and a light snack.
Questions - call Heather Johnson at 715-425-0905.

​Bird Watching Kits to Check Out

The library has bird watching kits available for check out.  Included in the kit are a backpack, binoculars, field guides, a checklist of common birds, and a journal for kids to make notes about what they saw. The backpacks are located in the children’s library.  Bird watching is a great hobby for kids (or anyone) to take up. It costs nothing, can last a lifetime, and you don’t have to go any farther than your own backyard!

Kinnickinnic Country

A book about River Falls in 1940s and '50s by Mark Wyman and Don Richards that begins where "Kinnickinnic Years" left off. Pick up a copy at the library for $15 or get a copy by mail.

Soup, Salad and Science
In the Gallery

Soup, Salad
​& Science

Events for youth

What's going on at the library for kids and teens

Events For Adults

What's going on at the library for grown ups

Library Events for Youth
Library Events for Adults


April 15 - May 14
All School Art Show

Library Events