FINDING FONTANA IS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE LIBRARY-checks made out to “Fontana Centennial Committee” or exact cash, please.

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We are a member of the Prairie Lakes Library System, which serves 23 libraries in Walworth, Rock, Racine and Kenosha counties under the SHARE Library Consortium.  We currently offer these services to the public:

  • Wi-Fi and public computer stations
  • Audiobook CDs
  • DVDs
  • Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Large Print books
  • Children’s Picture, Easy Readers and Graphic Novels
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Faxing and Scanning
  • Color Copier

Meet the staff

Walter Burkhalter-Director:  Walter joined us in 2015 and has been in the library profession since 1990. Over the course of that time he has been the director of several libraries and library systems.  In addition he served as the State Consultant for Public Library Administration and as an independent consultant.

Jodie Porep-Youth Services Coordinator/Cataloger:  “Ms. Jodie” has been with the library since 2000.

Part-time staff members are Kathy Bikowski, Susan Gilkes-Howell, Norma Gowlett, Laurie Cornue, and Jerry Sibbing

Library Board Members

Tom Whowell-President,  Ann Barth, Diane French, Lisa Laing,  Margaret Reuland-Treasurer, and Steve Torrez.

Library Cards Requirements

Adults, who own property, need to provide a valid driver’s license or state ID and a printed document with the property address (utility or tax bill). Children, 7 years or older, are eligible for library cards. Parents must provide the required documents listed above along with filling out and signing a registration card for each child.

Seasonal renters or non-property owners please call the library for guidelines to obtaining a library card.

Giving Tree

Did you know the library accepts financial donations?

Your gift to the library means the difference between a nice library and an outstanding library. It will be used in a variety of ways including improving library collections, adding new furnishings, and updating computers.

The library also maintains a Giving Tree. Your gift will be recognized on the tree and will appear as a rock, acorn, or leaf depending on the amount of the donation. Make a gift if you want to invest in the library’s future, remember a loved one or family friend, or simply say “thank you” to your Library.  Donations of, or on-going donations totaling, $5,000 or more are honored with a rock.  Donations of $2,500 to $4,999 are honored with an acorn; donations of $1,000 to $2,499 a gold leaf, $500 to $999 a silver leaf, and $250 to $499 a bronze leaf.    Donations between $100-$249 can be engraved and added to the Donation or Memorial Plaques, if you desire.  To make a donation simply stop by the library or mail it in.  Be sure to let us know if it is a memorial or in honor of a person, group, or occasion.

The Giving Tree is located by the entrance of the library and is just our way of saying thank you to those who have given to us.