Lawton Library News (posted June 1, 2020)

     Lawton Memorial Library will begin reopening on June 1st with limitations to ensure everyone's safety.  The library will return to it's normal operating hours.   Five people will be allowed in the library at a time to use the computers (for essential needs) or request books, magazines, movies and audio books.  Browsing through the stacks will not be allowed at this time, but library staff will be available to retrieve materials for you.  Masks and social distancing are requested.

     Curbside pickup services will continue.  Call (608-625-2015) or email ( to order materials and arrange a time to pick them up from the table outside the Library doors!


Curbside Delivery for the Library - Here are the details:

The La Farge Lawton Memorial Library Board is excited to announce that Curbside Services will be available beginning Friday, May 1, 2020. Here is how it will work:   Anyone wishing to check out materials must either call (625-2015) or email ( to submit a list of requested items.  A Lawton Library Staff member will return your call or email, and make an appointment for you to pick up materials on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays. Until the Corona-19 Virus guidelines are lifted, we cannot open the door for you to request or select materials.

You don’t have a library card, but would like to get materials from the Library?!  Easy to solve!  We can provide you with a temporary E-Library Card to use.  Please call 625-2015 for more information, or go to the website, and click on the “Register for E-Library Card” option.

Items from other libraries will slowly become available over the next few weeks.  You may call or email the Lawton Memorial Library to request them, and we will place your hold request.

Patrons are asked NOT to request items from other libraries using the online Encore system until after May 8, 2020.  This is needed so that the Winding Rivers Library System can deal with the expected volume of circulation issues.

La Farge Lawton Library is now closed (posted March 18, 2020)

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has ordered a statewide ban on all gatherings of more than 10 people as of 5:00pm Tuesday, March 17. As a result the La Farge Lawton Memorial Library is now closed. Staff will be contacting patrons who have materials ready for pickup to arrange curbside/outside door delivery at the library. The outside dropbox will be open. No fines will be assessed during the time the library is closed. WiFi outside the building remains available 24 hours a day. If you have any questions, you may call the library at 608-625-2015 and leave a message. There is no timeline when the library will reopen. We hope everyone remains in good health!

Becky Hooker, Interim Director


If anyone needs help downloading e-books (using Libby or Overdrive) unto their computer, tablet or phone, call Alison at 608-632-0459 and she will put you in contact with someone who will help.

Check the Lawton Memorial Library website, our Facebook page, and newspapers for updates and resources.