Larsen Family Public Library

"Better libraries build better communities."

Talking Book and Braille Library

The Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) provides audio and braille of books, magazine, and newspapers, as well as audio-described DVDs and videos to people living in Wisconsin who cannot see regular print or handle print materials.  The Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library is funded throughout the National Library Service, the Department of Public Instruction and the Milwaukee Public Library.

Libraries are more than books

- Public Libraries Make a Difference! -

Public libraries provide essential resources to millions of people every day. They provide more than access to information and technology—libraries change lives!

According to a new video produced by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, libraries also change the way we connect. Click the link below to see the video!http://youtu.be/4pzJEbL2tak

Programs

Library Activities

STORY TIME

STORY TIME takes place Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:00. Our Summer Reading Program begins the second week in June and continues to the first week of August.

CRAFT GROUP

The KNIT WITS craft group meets Thursdays from 10:00 until noon. 

BOOK CLUB

Ask us about our BOOK CLUBS.

LIBRARY CLOSED DATES

The library will be closed on:

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day

Workforce Development

CAREER DATABASES
LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is a Learning Center for people of all ages and education levels interested in learning extra skills for school or work. People in the NWLS service area can create an account from a library or from home using a library card. Here is the link to Learning Express Library: http://www.learnatest.com/LEL/index.cfm A Quick Start Guide is available to help you get started: http://nwls.wislib.org/forpatrons/learningguide.htm

Job & Career Accelerator

Use Job & Career Accelerator you to explore careers, find jobs, and get help with resumes, cover letters, interviews and keep track of your job search progress. To access Job & Career Accelerator, set up an account by going to"New User Registration" at or by going to "New Users" on the LearningExpress Library home page. A Quick-Start-Guide is available to help you get started.

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

Visit Employment Resources for developing job skills, seeking employment options, and exploring support tools and services.

Friends of the Library News

 

 

The Friends of the Library wish to thank all who attended our chili feed fundraiser with Duluth author Lucie B. Amundsen on October 21. Lucie was a thoroughly entertaining and informative speaker. She describes herself as a writer, speaker and reluctant farmer. Her book, Locally Laid: How We Built A Plucky Industry-Changing Egg Farm – From Scratch, was the winner of the 2016 Midwest Choice Award for Nonfiction. The library has two copies of her book so you can reserve a copy for yourself today.

The chili feed was also a time to showcase the Friends. Their mission statement is “to promote literacy for all ages, provide support for the library and to encourage the entire community to know and use its valuable resources.” They use proceeds from their events to fulfill that mission and each year ask the librarian, Patti Meyer, for a “wish list” of what the library needs to enhance its offerings. In previous years, funds have been used for book purchases, public laptops, audio equipment, and books for the early childhood literacy program, “Grow A Reader.” During the chili feed, the Friends presented a check in the amount of $1500 to Patti for the purchase of books and audio materials for the library.

In addition, The Friends host local authors during the spring and summer months. Their used book sale, held at the library on the second Saturday of every month, helps to encourage readers by getting more books into the community at very moderate prices.

The Friends wish to thank the following individuals and businesses who donated funds, silent auction items, or their time to support the chili feed and library. They are: Ace Hardware, Amelia’s Homestead Café, Burnett Dairy, Cabin Corner, Café Moonglow, Carole Fure, Daefflers, Fishbowl Insurance, Fresh Start Coffee Roasters, Four Winds, Fox Run, Gandy Dancer Books, George Meyer, Gladys Beers, Karen Hanson, Lucy Basler, Mariann Erickson, North Sand Photography, Northwest Passage, St Croix Casino Danbury, The Forts Folle Avoine, The Granary, Village of Webster and Debra Doriott-Reineccius, Webster Cog and Sprocket, Webster Fire Dept and Chief Allen Steiner, Webster Lions, and Yellow River Pharmacy.

And, finally, our sincere thanks to our speaker, Lucie B. Amundsen for sharing her chicken stories, insights, and humor. She was very impressed by the library and the efforts devoted to support its service to the community.

 

  

Chili feed fundraiser author, Lucie B. Amundsen

 


 

Friends of the Library members with chili feed fundraiser author, Lucie B. Amundsen

Front Row: Lisa Swenson, Ginni Patnaude, Lois Hanson, Lucie B. Amundsen, Liz Simonsen, Kristy DuBois, Judi Reese

Back Row: Vicki Prock, Mary Lou Peterfeso, Verla Johansson, Mary Keller, Denis Simonsen

 


Vicki Prock, Friends of the Library member,  presents Library Director Patti Meyer with a $1500 donation at the chili feed fundraiser



 




The Friends of the Larsen Family Public Library, at their May meeting, donated $1500 to the library to augment the books and materials in the children’s area. The Friends were able to raise these funds through proceeds from our monthly used book sales (held the second Saturday of each month), and from last year’s chili feed. We wish to thank all who helped make these donations possible.

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Technical Services

Photocopy

A photocopy machine is available to patrons who wish to copy materials. Copy machine users are advised that there are restrictions on copyrighted materials. Any violation of copyright is the responsibility of the copy machine user.

The charge a single copy is $.25 per page for black and white, and $.50 for color. The charge for printing documents from the Internet is $.25 per page.

Scanner

There is no charge for scanning services.

FAX

The charge for faxing is $1.00 for the first page and $.25 for any following pages.

Internet

The library provides workstations and WIFI for free public access to the Internet as an informational, educational and recreational resource. By choosing to use this free wireless service, you agree to abide by the library’s computer policy (see Internet Access Policy).

A library card is required for the use of the computers. Library cards are not transferable between patrons; the patron using the computer must use his/her own card and not anyone else’s. Guest cards are available to patrons who do not have a registered library card.

The charge for printing documents from the Internet is $.25 per page. Copyright. U.S. Copyright law (Title 17 US Code) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted material, except as permitted by the principles of fair use. Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials, including electronic mail, text, images, programs, or data without explicit permission of the copyright holder. Any responsibility for the consequences of copyright infringement lies with the user. The library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility resulting from such use or arising from access or use of information obtained through electronic information systems or any consequences thereof.