Welcome to the Rochester Public Library!

208 W. Spring Street
PO Box 245
Rochester, WI 53167
(262) 534-3533
Fax (262) 534-3531




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Welcome to Gale Courses!

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.  Our instructor-facilitated, online continuous education courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.  And, our instructors are skilled at creating an inviting and supportive learning environment.

Courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day extension period available at the end).  Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more.

You can complete any course entirely from your home or office.  Any time of the day or night!  

Click on the Gale Courses icon on the left side of this page to get started!

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Childrens Story Time

Parents & Caregivers ~ Don't forget our fabulous playroom is open for play after story time programs.  We have many activities for children to exercise their bodies and their imagination.

Preschool Story Time  10:30 – 11:15 am
Join us for a program designed for kids ages 3 - 5.  Choose Monday or Tuesday morning for stories, songs, activities, finger plays and a craft project with a different theme each week.     

Story Time will resume in September!  

Tiny Tots Lapsit Story Time - 10:30 - 10:50 am

This is a program for children age birth to 3 and their parent or caregiver 

that includes stories, music, movement and open playtime.

Lapsit will resume in September!


Summer Hours
(May 1 - Sept 30th)
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
9:30 am -1:00 pm 
Friday and Sunday

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Winter Hours
(Oct. 1 - Apr 30th)
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm