Your Little Free Community Library

Think Little Free Library but oversized! With a grant from AARP and many generous donations from our community, The Nook has opened in an old office space at the Fountain City Auditorium. Residents in the Fountain City area can get a free library card and check out books, DVD’s, board games, puzzles, and music cd’s.

Stop into The Nook during open hours and a volunteer will help you get an account set up. We only need your name, phone, email, and mailing address. Or download and complete the form at the link here and submit to city hall.

The Nook Community Library Card Application

Currently our only open hours are Thursday nights from 6pm to 8pm. As we get our volunteers lined up we will have more available hours.

Right now we are loaning materials out for 14 days.

You can drop materials off in the lobby of city hall Monday thru Friday from 8am – 4:30pm in the return bin. If you have reserved a book, your items will be bagged with your name on it for pick up in the lobby as well.

We are a stand alone little free library right now. Our goal is to certainly be one day!


Please drop your donations at City Hall, 42 N Main St, Fountain City WI 54629. Monetary donations can also be dropped or sent to that address. Please include your mailing address so we can send you a receipt for your monetary donation.

The Nook was launched with grant funds we received from the AARP Small Dollar, Big Impact Grant of $1,000.


The donations have been wonderful so much so that we can start getting choosy on what books we will accept. So:

  • No little paperbacks, you know like the mass market 4×7 size.
  • Newer releases only
  • Are looking for the classics, think Catcher in the Rye, Call of the Wild
  • Need lots of books for our childrens and young adult sections, no to board books
  • Need board games and puzzles
  • Un-needed books will be used for a book sale to raise funds for The Nook 🙂



  • In excellent condition with no damage
  • Hardcover books are preferred, if paperback in like new condition
  • Classics to current titles


  • In excellent condition with no damage
  • DVDs only
  • Classics to current titles


  • In original box
  • No damage, no missing pieces
  • Classics to new releases


Types of Books

  • Fairy Tales/Folklore
  • Humor
  • Information Books
  • Interactive Books
  • Poetry
  • Rhyming
  • And the list goes on!


  • Action/Adventure
  • Chick Lit
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Dystopian
  • Diaries
  • Fantasy
  • Graphic Novels
  • Historical Fiction
  • Humor
  • Mystery
  • Sci-Fi
  • Short stories


  • New York Times Bestsellers
  • Action/Adventure
  • Biographies/Autobiographies
  • Classics
  • Detective/Mystery
  • Fantasy
  • Graphic Novels
  • Horror
  • Historical Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Romance
  • Sci-Fi
  • Suspense/Thrillers

I’d Really Like to Help!

Here’s where we are at so far!

Room for hundreds more books!