Library News

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New Books (click to place a hold)

New Movies

$10,000 Grant Will Support Programming During Recovery from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Academic Success Services

Nicolet College Academic Success Services are now offered at the library on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-1pm in the Community Room. Services include but are not limited to GED/HSED, English Language Learning, basic computer skills, help with Nicolet College course work, job searching and resume writing, and/or personal enrichment. Instruction is individualized and flexible and can be done online or in person. Students must be age 18 or older and all services are free. For more information call 715-365-4455 or email

Job Seekers

Find books and materials on finding a job, interviewing skills, test prep, and more available from your library.
Can’t make it to the library? Access online resources for exploring careers and building job skills here.


Donate to the Library!

The mission of the Minocqua Public Library Foundation is to support and enhance the services and facilities of the Minocqua Public Library. We appreciate your support!



Library Programs

Scrapbook Crop, Saturday, May 14th, 11am – 2pm

Teens | Adults

Join us in the program room for some scrapbooking! Bring your photos and supplies and get some scrapbook pages completed. Each attendee will have their own table. Basic supplies will be available, please bring your own adhesives, papers, tools, etc. Pack a bag lunch if you wish!

Author Visit, Elizabeth Letts, Monday, May 23, 6pm
Teens | Adults

Join Minocqua Public Library’s Open Book Club, in person or online, as they discuss Finding Dorothy. Author Elizabeth Letts will be joining in on the discussion remotely. Email to join in!

Teen Anime Club, Saturday, May 28, 12 – 2pm
Tweens | Teens

We’ll be streaming anime via Crunchyroll, enjoying snacks, and hanging out with friends. Please make sure to register so that we have enough snacks and crafts for everyone!

Common Scams & Frauds, Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection, Thursday, June 9, 3:30pm

The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will discuss the details of common scams, the warning signs of a scam, and what to do if you or someone you know falls victim to a scam or fraud.  Helpful factsheets from The Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available.

Tai Chi in the Park, Fridays, 8am
All Ages

June 10th –  July 29th

70W Sports Complex Park

Looking for a way to reduce stress and improve your overall health? Drop in and join fellow community members in learning this gentle, graceful form of exercise and experience its many health benefits. Led by local instructor and longtime certified personal trainer Tori Cihla. No registration necessary.

Dollar a Day Boys, Musician Bill Jamerson, Tuesday, June 21, 1:30pm
Teens | Adults

Imagine it’s the 1930s, you’re young and trying to survive during the Great Depression. Life is tough, food is scarce, and jobs are non-existent. One day you hear about a new job works program that pays a “dollar-a-day”, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  You soon find yourself in the Wisconsin Northwoods spending long days planting trees and building roads.

Join us for this musical tribute to the CCC. Sponsored by the Lakeland Area Genealogy Society (LAGS) and Minocqua Public Library. This event will take place at the 70 West Sports Complex, please bring your own lawn chair. 

Summer Movie Matinees, last Monday of the month, 2pm
Tweens | Teens | Adults

6/27: Death on the Nile (2022) PG-13 

7/25: Belfast (2021) PG-13

8/29: Dog (2022) PG-13

Just For Kids

Events For Kids

07 Jun 10:00 AM—11:00 AM

The Magic of Isaiah: Dive Into Reading

Location | Community Gym

Be amazed by magician Isaiah Foster as we dive right into summer reading!

09 Jun 9:00 AM—7:00 PM

Take-n-Make Koinobori (Japanese Fish Kite)

Location | Front Desk

Get the latest craft kit! Available as supplies last.

14 Jun 10:00 AM—11:00 AM

Under the Sea Painting Party w/Earth Goods

Location | Earth Goods

Register HERE. Paint your own sea creature canvas with an...

16 Jun 1:00 PM—2:00 PM

Trout Lake Scuba Demo

Location | Community Gym

Did you know that scuba diving can be done right here in Wisconsin? Watch an instructor from Trout Lake demonstrate how data is collected from our area lakes!

21 Jun 1:00 PM—2:00 PM

Frog Calls with the Northwoods Wildlife Center

Location | Community Gym

Frogs aren't ocean creatures, but they do like the water! Learn how to identify frog species by the sounds they make and meet a frog's best friend too! A real, live turtle!

Ongoing Events

Make a different craft each week throughout the month of May and return your creations to the library for use in decorating the kids’ room for our Summer Reading Program!  Craft bags available at the front desk every Monday in May.  The bags are first come, first serve and available as supplies last.

StoryTime will take place in the community gym (across from the library’s front desk) every Wednesday at 10:00 am from June 8 through August 10 (with the exception of July 6). StoryTime includes stories, finger plays, flannel boards, songs, and more for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

TotTime is on a summer break!  Check back in the fall for Thursday morning programming for toddlers and preschoolers.

Did You Know You Can Check Out…

Tot Totes  Each backpack contains fun ideas and games with the following themes: Shaky Eggs and Music, Jingle Sticks and Music, Bean Bags and Movement, Ribbons and Dance and Scarves and Dance. These are in the children’s room and are available for check-out.

Kid Packs These are an “older kid” version of the Tot Totes and include the themes of: Rainy Day, Music, Build and Play and Movie Day.  Stop by the kids’ room and check them out!

Learning Bins Check out various themed learning bins to get your child to dive deep into a particular subject. Themes include: Endangered Animals, Frontier Life, Coding for Kids, and Human Anatomy.

Library Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 9 am – 7 pm; Thursday – Friday, 9am – 6pm; Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm.


Sign up for this program the next time you visit the library!

Our virtual adult book clubs are free, open to the public, no registration required. Join in anytime!


The Chain

Join us Monday, June 13th at 1pm, for a discussion about The Chain by Adrian McKinty. Email to attend.


13 Jun 1:00 PM—2:00 PM

Open Book Club

Finding Dorothy

Join us Monday, May 23rd at 6pm, to discuss the book Finding Dorothy by Elisabeth Letts. Email to attend.

23 May 6:00 PM—7:00 PM

Upcoming Titles


  • 13 Jun 1:00 PM—2:00 PMThe Chain
  • 11 Jul 1:00 PM—2:00 PMNomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Open Book Club

  • 23 May 6:00 PM—7:00 PMFinding Dorothy
  • 27 Jun 6:00 PM—7:00 PMThe Summer Cottage


Computer Use

Computers are available with internet access and Microsoft Office. Wireless is also available throughout the library and outside surrounding the library. Internet/Wireless Policy


Copies and printing from computers are .10 per single page; .20 for double sided, .25 for color. Wireless printing is not available. Ask staff for assistance with scanning and faxing documents. Faxes are sent for $1.00 per page; we do not receive faxes. Cash and check only. Fax Policy

Email Access

Access your email from any one of our available computers:
GMail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, AOL, Charter, Frontier

Public Meeting Rooms

Two study rooms, as well as the Sue and Roger Smith Community Room, are available for use. Please call to reserve. Meeting/Study Room Policy