Library News

AARP Tax Appointments

AARP will provide free income tax assistance to Minocqua area residents at the library beginning Feb. 14 and continuing through April 11. This service is provided by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) foundation and is available to people with low to moderate income: with special attention to those over the age of 60. Tax counseling services are offered free of charge by volunteer Tax Aide Counselors trained by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and AARP to assist in tax preparation

Tax counseling is offered by appointment only. Appointments will be available on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Minocqua Public Library. To schedule an appointment and to learn more about the tax service, call the Minocqua Public Library at 715-356-4437. 


Available Resources:

  • All forms and instructions can be found on the Department of Revenue website and can be downloaded and printed as needed.
  • VITA resources are available for those who require assistance or prefer to file using paper forms. Information and site locations can be found on this website.
  • Library patrons can call Customer Service at (608) 266-2772 to inquire about paper form options and availability.
  • Wisconsin efile, it’s free, secure, and accurate.Each year, more Wisconsin taxpayers file their income tax returns and receive their refunds more quickly using our e-file application called Wisconsin e-file. Wisconsin e-file is available on our website.

Need tax forms?

Visit www.irs.gov/forms-instructions or www.irs.gov/orderforms to view, order or download the forms. Library patrons can call 800-829-3676 to place an order by phone.

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.

 


OverDrive App Update

Sharing a reminder that starting February 23, 2022:

The Overdrive app will be removed from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Microsoft store. Download links for the legacy OverDrive destop app for Windows and Mac will be removed from overdrive.com/apps. New users looking for the OverDrive app will be directed to Libby. Users who previously installed the OverDrive app (mobile or destop) will still be able to use it without disruption.

 

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

Winter Reading Challenge, January 12 – March 9
Kids|Teens|Adults

 

Our Winter Reading Challenge for adults, teens, and kids is back! Stop by the front desk to pick up a BINGO sheet or print one at home by clicking below.  Complete a “BINGO + 2” to receive a prize!

 


Tiny Art Show
Kids|Teens|Adults

 

The library is hosting a Tiny Art Show for all ages (adults, teens, and kids)! Pick up a kit at the front desk beginning January 17th. Paint a tiny art canvas and return it to the library between January 31st and February 4th.

The library will display the artwork beginning February 6th and staff will select a winner from each age group to receive a “tiny award”. Artwork can be picked up to be taken home starting February 18th. We can’t wait to see what you create!

 


Island Soles, January 11 – March 8, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 – 3pm
Teens|Adults

 

Participate in the Minocqua Public Library’s winter walking group, Island Soles. This group is open to all walkers. No membership is required; all you need is a pair of walking shoes!

 

Please note that the 12pm timeslot is full. 1pm & 2pm are still available

 


Teen Anime Club, Saturday, February 26, 12 – 2pm
Tweens|Teens

 

To attend the next Anime Club meeting please register below. Please make sure to register so that we have enough snacks and crafts for everyone!

 


Scrapbook Crop, Saturday, February 19, 11am – 2pm
Teens|Adults

 

Join us in program room for some crafting! 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!

 


MPL Winter Park Trail Pass
Family|Kids|Teens|Adults

 

 

 

 

 

Visit the library and check out a family trail pass to snowshoe or ski at Winter Park! Call the library to learn more. 715-356-4437.


Story Skate at Winter Park’s Ice Skating Pond
Family|Kids|Teens|Adults

 

Check out the “story skate” trail on the free ice skating pond at Winter Park! Read the classic winter tale The Mitten by Jan Brett.


New Books (click to place a hold)

New Movies

Just For Kids

Events For Kids

12 Jan 9:00 AM—7:00 PM

Winter Reading Challenge

Our “Winter Reading Challenge” is back! Stop by the front desk to pick up a BINGO sheet or print one at home by clicking here:

17 Jan 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Tiny Art Show

The library is hosting a “Tiny Art Show” for all ages (kids, teens, adults)! Pick up a kit at the front desk beginning January 17.  Paint a “tiny art canvas” and return it to the library...

17 Jan 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Mosaic Photo Frame

January’s take and make craft will feature a “Mosaic Photo Frame”. Bags will be available in the kids’ room beginning January 17 (as supplies last).

27 Jan 10:00 AM—11:00 AM

Tot Time

TotTime, a program for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers, will resume every Thursday at 10:00 am from January 13 through May 5 (with the exception of March 17). Join us in the community gym...

02 Feb 10:00 AM—11:00 AM

StoryTime

StoryTime will resume in the community gym (across from the library front desk) every Wednesday at 10:00 am from January 12 through May 4 (with the exception of March 16). StoryTime includes stories,...

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.

Winter Park Family Pass Ask at the front desk how you can check out a pass for Winter Park (skiing or snowshoeing only)!

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

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

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!

LITLOVERS BOOK CLUB

Evvie Drake Starts Over

Join us online or in-person Monday, February 14 at 1pm, for a discussion about Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes. Email chultman@minocqualibrary.org to attend.

 

 

14 Feb 1:00 PM—2:00 PM

Open Book Club

House in the Cerulean Sea

Join us online or in-person Monday, February 28th at 6pm, for a discussion about House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune. Email chultman@minocqualibrary.org to attend.

 

 

28 Feb 6:00 PM—7:00 PM

Upcoming Titles

LITLOVERS BOOK CLUB

  • 14 Feb 1:00 PM—2:00 PMEvvie Drake Starts Over
  • 14 Mar 1:00 PM—2:00 PMThe Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

Open Book Club

  • 28 Feb 6:00 PM—7:00 PMHouse in the Cerulean Sea

Services

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

COPY/PRINT/SCAN/FAX

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