Contact Us

For general library information, requests, and other assistance, call the library at 715.356.4437 or public.library@minocqualibrary.org.

Our address is 415 Menominee Street, Suite 100, Minocqua, WI  54548. (See map at bottom of page).

Peggy O’Connell, Director

director@minocqualibrary.org

Cindy Wendt, Adult Services Coordinator

chultman@minocqualibrary.org

Kelly Raddatz, Outreach Services Coordinator

outreach@minocqualibrary.org

Erica Dischinger, Youth Services Coordinator

edischinger@minocqualibrary.org

Jennifer Davis, Teen Services Coordinator

jdavis@minocqualibrary.org

 

Library History

At the beginning of the twentieth century, a number of local women formed a Book Club, which initially stored their books on Mrs. Torpy’s enclosed porch.  In 1927, the club’s growing collection was moved to a small space in the new Community Building (corner of Milwaukee and Chippewa Streets).  At the same time a Library Board was appointed with volunteers from the Women’s Club working as librarians.  A few years later (1933), the Woman’s Club convinced the Town Board to “sponsor” or to establish the library as a town department.  Steady growth in the library collection and services continued until 1962 when the library moved into the former depot on Front Street.

Another move – to the former grade school on Chicago Avenue – was planned in 1982, but just as the move was to begin the building was nearly destroyed by fire.  Using insurance funds and other donations, the structure was rebuilt and dedicated on June 26, 1983.  In the 21st century, the library changed dramatically with the arrival of the internet and a shared library catalog which allowed Minocqua library users to easily borrow items from the other members of the WVLS library system.   With library use soaring, space became an issue once again, so in the fall of 2009 a referendum to renovate and expand the library facility was placed before the voters.  The referendum was overwhelmingly approved (72% margin), and construction was begun the following fall (November 2010) and completed in May 2011.   The library’s grand opening was celebrated on June 22.

Governance

The library is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees. Monthly board meetings are held in the library’s Susan & Roger Smith Community Room, generally on the third Monday of each month.  Special meetings are held as needed.  Contact the library for specific dates and times.

Policies

Book and Media Donation Policy

Fax Policy

Internet/Wireless Policy

Meeting/Study Room Policy

Patron Rules of Conduct Policy

Patron Rules of Conduct – Current Health Restrictions due to COVID-19

Social Media Policy

 

Library Board

Library Board Members:  Kim Widmer, Board President; Lisa Nomm, Secretary; Board Members, Laura Mendez, Angela Maki, Pat Pechura, Stephanie Wotacheck, and Karen Stinemates .

Library Board Meeting Minutes and Agendas

MPL Minutes 08.17.20

MPL Agenda 09.21.2020

MPL Minutes 09.21.20

MPL Agenda 10.19.2020

MPL Minutes 10.19.20

MPL Agenda 11.16.2020

MPL Minutes 11.16.20

MPL Agenda 01.18.2021

MPL Minutes 1.18.21

MPL AMENDED Agenda 02.15.2021

MPL Minutes Final 2.15.21

MPL Agenda 03.22.2021

MPL Minutes Final 3-22-21

MPL Agenda 04.19.2021

MPL Agenda 5.17.2021

MPL Agenda 6.21.2021

MPL Minutes 6-21-2021

MPL Agenda 7-19-2021

MPL Agenda 8-16-21

MPL Minutes updated 8-16-21

MPL Agenda 9.20.2021

 

Minocqua Public Library Foundation

The Minocqua Public Library Foundation was established in 2009 to provide financial assistance for the expansion/renovation of the library. Initially, the funds raised were used to furnish the expanded facility. The foundation’s ongoing mission is to strengthen the library collection, expand library programming, and enhance library services. The Minocqua Public Library Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.

Foundation Board: Susan Bilda and Jake Bonack, Co-presidents; Pat Pechura, Treasurer; and Roberta Johnson, Secretary.

 

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The Minocqua Public Library Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. The mission of the Minocqua Public Library Foundation is to support and enhance the services and facilities of the Minocqua Public Library.

Donations to the Foundation may be brought in to the library or mailed to:

Minocqua Public Library
415 Menominee Street
Suite 100
Minocqua, WI 54548