WELCOME! There is always something exciting happening in our library. Be sure to stop by frequently to check out our news and events.





The elementary library will be having a Makerspace Workshop. A Makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, tinker, explore, invent and discover using a variety of tools and materials. The library will be offering LEGOs (Minecraft, Star Wars, and Elves), Robotics, Coding and Scratch. In the robotics program, students will be able to build their own robot and then program the robot to do different tasks. For the LEGOs, students will build the sets and then create a movie.

The workshop will begin on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 and is open to students in second to eighth grade. It will run after school from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m every Tuesday and Thursday until Thursday, March 22, 2018. Students will clean up at 4:00 and be on the bus by 4:15 p.m. Parents should pick up students by 4:15 p.m.. Students may attend both days. Only 20 students will be able to attend each day so those students who respond the earliest will be given preference.

Our class if full now but we have a waiting list and will contact parents if spots open up. If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Cindy Dombrowski at 715-669-5548 ext. 1350

a LEGO robot built by Makerspace students.  It is standing on tracks and has arms that grab things.

Battle of the Books

Our B.O.B. teams have been busy reading in preparation for the 2017-2018 Battle of the Books. Questions will be released on December 1st and we will post a link to Moodle as soon as we get them so students can practice.

WEMTA provides some study resources here.

Elementary B.O.B. Book list 2017-2018

Middle School B.O.B. Book list 2017-2018

Battle of the Books logo showing an archer shooting an arrow at books in the air, within the outline of the state of Wisconsin.

Book Fair

Our next Book Fair will take place on February 22-23, 2018 during Parent-Teacher Conferences. Watch for a link to our online book fair.

the elementary library with Book Fair shelves and table full of Scholastic book fair books.


The Accelerated Reader theme for this school year is "Race to the Top." At our kickoff event, Mrs. Dombrowski raced into the morning meeting in her derby car. After the assembly, students were treated to a free book at the library. Children are encouraged to reach the AR levels in their classrooms and "race to the top" of Level 3.

Mrs. Brunsvold, Mrs. Dombrowski, and Mrs. Devine in racing gear, sitting by a derby car made from cardboard boxes. They are holding black and white checkered flags and Mrs. Dombrowski has a helmet in her other hand.
Mrs. Dombrowski is helping students pick out a free book.  Books are spread out over the library tables to help the students browse.


Every year, the Thorp Elementary Library has fun contests that tie into our reading theme. The children can get their name entered into a drawing for a free book by answering the contest questions correctly. This year, K-3rd grade students must guess where Mr. Humphries is visiting on a City of Thorp map using three clues. Fourth through sixth grade also get three clues and must guess where Mr. Nelson is "cruisin' the country" on the map of the U.S.

a hand drawn map of the streets in Thorp on the wall of the elementary library
a silly edited picture of Mr. Nelson in a red convertible