Star Gazing

Astronomer Kevin Manning, former NASA consultant, will take you on a tour of our solar system and beyond with beautiful visuals and hands-on activities.  Stick around for star-gazing.  Please dress appropriately since the last hour of the event will be outside, weather permitting.
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Star Week

out of this world programs throughout the week

Our Very Own Erin Thompson

will discuss the process of self-publishing her epic fantasy The Feast

Nickolas Butler

A native of Eau Claire, Butler attended UW Madison before receiving the Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.  His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Christian Science Monitor, Kenyon Review, among others Shotgun Lovesongs is his critically acclaimed first novel.  His visit is part of the Chippewa Valley Book Festival
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Our Favorite Haunted Author

Saturday, October 18

10:30 a.m.

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Pumpkin Party

For Preschoolers
Monday, October 13
10-11 am
Open House Style

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Make & Eat

Halloween fun sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board

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Book Sale

October 23-26 Selling books, DVDs, CDs, Board Books and more

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Freegal Music Service

Freegal Music Service

Freegal® is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number. Freegal offers access to about 7 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions on use.

Freading eBook Service

Freading eBook Service

Freading offers tens of thousands of ebooks which are available anytime, anywhere.  There is no download manager, and users have simultaneous access to all titles.  Apple and Android apps are available.

Overdrive eBook Service

Wisconsin's Digital Library

The Wisconsin Digital Library is funded by the public libraries and public library systems in the state, with generous support from Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services….and by donations from patrons like you!

Winter Hours

Monday: 10am – 9pm
Tuesday: 10am – 9pm
Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
Thursday: 10am – 9pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Road
Menomonie, WI 54751


Main Phones

Telephone: 715.232.2164
Information Desk ext. 10
Circulation ext. 12

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Program Calendar

Learning Together Storytime @ Children's Department | Menomonie | Wisconsin | United States
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Children's Department
  Storytime for children birth and older, with a caregiver.
On My Own Storytime @ Children's Department | Menomonie | Wisconsin | United States
Oct 2 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am Children's Department
Storytimes for 3-5 year olds.
Author Erin Thompson @ Menomonie Public Library
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Menomonie Public Library
Our very own Erin Thompson has published an epic fantasy called The Feast.  Erin will discuss her experiences with self-publishing.
Books and Beyond @ Children's Department | Menomonie | Wisconsin | United States
Oct 6 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Children's Department
A book club for boys and girls in kindergarten-5th grade.  Explore books with food crafts, games and discussions.
Gravity @ Menomonie Public Library
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Menomonie Public Library
Star Week 2014 is fun for the whole family.  Showing the film Gravity

Retrospective of Local Artists

Created with flickr slideshow.

Angels Walking

Just Arrived Fiction

A current list of fiction titles that are new to the library collection


Staff Picks

Menomonie library staff share what they are reading

Dunn County News Digitization

Dunn County News Digitization


The library has started a digitization project of the local newspaper from microfilm.  Preserving The Dunn County News for future generations and to allow Internet access to this valuable local resource.  If you want to help, contact Ted Stark for further information



1K Books Before Kindergarten

1K Books Before Kindergarten

Our One Year Anniversary

  • 251 bags and reading logs have been given out
  • 42,600 books have been read by participants
  • 28 children have read 1,000 books and graduated

Register today and read your own 1,000 books.  For preschoolers age birth-5 years. To register of for more information contact the Children’s Department or 715.232.2164 ext 16

Books & Beyond

Each week children will explore picture books and non-fiction books that have a food theme. Activities that will support the main book/theme will be games, taste-testing, craft projects, puppet plays, viewing short video clips, and preparing food.

Girl reading in tree

Children's Calendar

Upcoming children’s programs, including storytimes, book clubs, after school and special events


eBooks for eKids

Tumble Book Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.

Maze Runner Book Jacket

Colleen's 6th Grade Book Talks

September 2014 book talks given to the sixth grades by Teen Librarian Colleen Zertler.

Monument 14

Colleen's 8th Grade Book Talks

September 2014 book talks given to the eighth grades by Teen Librarian Colleen Zertler.

Teens On Pinterest

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