Oct 282013


The library joins the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in inviting you to this program.  Join a book discussion of The Land Remembers by Ben Logan.  Logan recollects his years on a Wisconsin farm during the 1930′s. A classic on rural American life.

CELEBRATE THE HARVEST, featuring a free concert by Switchback

November 14
3 PM - 9:30 PM

Sponsored by:The Land, Water, and People Coming Together Conference; the Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association; and the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

3:00 PM – Farm equipment displayed on Main Street and Second Street; Art Exhibition inside the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
6:00 PM – Appetizers, cash bar, and vendors inside the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
7:30 PM – Switchback Concert    FREE

To reserve your space : https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9833868

Oct 182013

Growing Wisconsin Readers


How to read effectively with babies, toddlers, and young children.  An initiative from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

There are lots of ways to read with your child. Reading can happen at bedtime, on the bus, while you are waiting for an appointment, or after a meal. Any time you have a book to read and a place to sit is a good time to look at books together. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and caring adults are all important readers for young children. Sit close with your child—in your lap, side by side, on a chair, or in bed. Point at the pictures and ask questions. Take time to listen to your child’s responses. Read favorite books over and over and find new books at the library.

Visit the library to get more information and visit GrowingWisconsinReaders.org

Oct 112013


People support public libraries in different ways.  Some give their money, some give their time, and some voice their support.  A city supports their public library in different ways too but one of the most important ways is through the financial support they give annually to run the library.  Libraries measure a city’s support in resident support per-capita.  This is how much each resident gives in taxes allocated by the city government to support the public library.  How does Menomonie compare with other communities in western Wisconsin?  Below are listed per-capita support for neighboring libraries.  Menomonie Public Library considers its peers to be the libraries in River Falls, Chippewa Falls, and Rice Lake.

Resident Support Per-Capita by City

  • Rice Lake – $56.51
  • New Richmond – $52.80
  • River Falls – $50.08
  • Chippewa Falls – $43.19
  • Eau Claire – $41.84
  • Menomonie $25.46