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Donate or Volunteer

The library staff are all volunteer positions and we are always looking for new volunteers.  If you are interested and have as little as 3-6 hours per month please send and complete the email form to the right or stop in any day the library is open to complete a volunteer sign-up form. Indicate in the Message are you are interested in volunteering at the library.


Our History

Planning and inception through 2009


  • Opened on June 20, 2009 under name of Minong Community Library

  • Adjacent to Comforts Food Pantry in unheated storeroom

  • Operated by 4 volunteers

  • Less than 1000 books – primarily donated used  paperbacks housed on 4 handcrafted bookshelves

  • Services free to all patrons

  • Needed heated facility

  • Open 2 days/wk for 7 hours total

  • Library registers as a non-stock corporation in State of Wisconsin

  • Board formed to direct and oversee operations


November, 2009 – January, 2011


  • Moved to one room space in Greenhaven Building - November, 2009

  • Hours of operation increase to 11 hours/week

  • Volunteer staff grows to 7

  • Additional shelves are added housing growing children’s collection.

  • Story hours held for 3 year olds – 5 year olds

  • Summer reading program begun with $1000 grant from AODA

  • Collection grows as local citizens continue to donate books and support fundraising efforts.

  • Large print and audiobooks are added to collection to meet the needs of a growing patron base.

  • Village of Minong agrees to provide $3000/ year for library operation; Town of Minong agrees to provide $5000/ year; Town of Frog Creek donates $800.

  • Patron base grows to over 200 adults and children.



January, 2011 – Present


  • Library moves to present location in 2-room suite in Greenhaven Building

  • Hours of operation increase to 4 days/wk for a total of 21 hours

  • Volunteer staff increases to 12

  • 2 computers for public use added – free WiFi available

  • Collection grows to over 8000 items – DVD’s added to collection

  • Patron base increases to over 500 persons from 11 area municipalities

  • English as a second language classes begun for interested area Latinos

  • Guidance for those interested in completing GED degrees offered

  • Village of Minong continues to provide $3000/yr – Town of Minong continues to provide $5000/yr

  • Summer reading program continues each summer funded by AODA grant.

  •  2013-2014 four volunteers completed educational course from the Bremer Rural Libraries and Literacy Leadership Institute positioning the library for Bremer Foundation grant opportunities.

  • Developed full range of policies and procedures needed to complete 501(c)(3).

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