Featured Events

Podcast with Jan Larson

Knowing News with Barbara Lyon

Listen on Soundcloud as hosts Chuck Backus and Ted Stark talk with Barbara Lyon, editor of the Dunn County News.  We interview Barbara about her long career in journalism and the important job of running the newspaper of record for Dunn County and Menomonie and we get a scoop on her employment status.   As a part of our Knowing News programming, Barbara will be on a panel of journalists October 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the UW Stout Student Center Ballroom A.  This program is free and open to everyone.  Pick up a copy of the book The Elements of Journalism  at the Library before the event and become a more informed consumer of the news.


Chippewa Valley Book Festival 2018

Twenty events, ten days, one festival.  The 19th annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival October 15-25 has put together a fabulous lineup of authors and literary programs.  The premier literary event in our region gets better every year.  There are too many events in the...

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Knowing News – A conversation with Barbara Lyon

Hosts Chuck Backus and Ted Stark talk with Barbara Lyon, editor of the Dunn County News. We interview Barbara about her long career in journalism and the important job of running the newspaper of record for Dunn County and Menomonie and we get a scoop on...

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

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Road
Menomonie, WI 54751


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Telephone: 715.232.2164
Information Desk: Extension 210
Circulation Desk: Extension 212

Red Cedar Reader January 2018

Red Cedar Reader October 2018

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Seed Library

Library Podcast

The Reckoning book cover art

Just Arrived Fiction

New fiction releases recently added to our collections

Book Sizzle

Weekly news on books and publishing, new and notable books, books being talked about on television and radio, special features, author profiles.

Library Reads

Top Ten Reads

The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.

Made You Up
My Name Is Resolute
The Lost Hero
The Liar
The War that Saved My Life
Big Little Lies
The Library at Mount Char
Pawleys Island

Menomonie Public Library's favorite books »
Overdrive eBook Service


Wisconsin’s Digital Library is brought to you by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium and 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!

Movie Streaming

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is available to Menomonie Public Library card holders.  Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.


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.


Local papers are just a click away

Online access to full-text of the Dunn County News, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Chippewa Herald, Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal and more.  Current and past news content; including local news stories, sports, letters to the editor, editorials, obituaries, real estate info, and special sections.



Browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines.

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages

Start speaking and understanding a new language today – on your own terms and in your own time! Rocket Languages focuses on a conversational learning approach – our dynamic online language courses have you speaking the language right from the very first lesson.


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.

Friends of the Library BOOK SALE | October 18-21 | All Proceeds Benefit the LibraryLearn More