Library's Fund Drive

Did you know that the library is a non-profit 501c3 organization? The library is staffed by volunteers and is operated with funds from the Village and Town of Minong as well as donations from Frog Creek and Chicog.

 

Our patrons are another source of donations, books DVDs and money that keeps the lights on and the shelves stocked with current books and DVDs.

The library had a Book Fund drive this summer with a goal of reaching $1000. Thanks to book and DVD sales and GENEROUS donations from some of our patrons we have exceeded our goal.

 

If you would like to donate the next time you are at the library talk to the volunteer at the desk. Tax donation receipts are available if you want one. Thank You!

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).