About the Library

Welcome to the Neillsville Public Library’s website.  Information about our library can be found below.  Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Library Staff

Cara Hart, Director
Kathy Wegner, Children’s Librarian
Leanne Mayer
Karen Venne

Library Board

Jerry Quicker, President
Nancy Kopp, Vice President
Jill Neville, Secretary
John Gaier
Tracey Steffen
Linda Garrett-Holets
Graeme Williams

Library Mission Statement
Mission: The mission of the Neillsville Public Library is1) to provide all residents of Neillsville and the surrounding area with a comprehensive collection of materials in a variety of media that record people’s knowledge, ideas and culture,2) to organize these materials for ready access,3) to offer guidance and encouragement in their use and4) to serve the community with reliable and easily available sources of information and reference.

The general goals of the Neillsville Public Library are as follows:

To serve all citizens of the community and the surrounding region by best use of the facility and best use of its funding.

To acquire and make available to all residents of the above-area such books, periodicals, pamphlets and other services as will address their needs to:

  • Become well informed

  • Provide a source for reference

  • Cultivate the imagination and creative expression

  • Develop skills for career and vocational advancement

  • Enjoy leisure by means of reading and other media services

To maintain a program of service which locates information, guides reading, organizes and interprets material for people of various backgrounds and stimulates thinking and intellectual development in individuals of any age.

To strive consistently to discover new methods and improvements for better service for the library’s patrons.

To regularly review the goals of the Neillsville Public Library and, if necessary, revise them in light of new developments.

To support the Library Bill of Rights (see Appendix A), the Freedom to Read Statement (see Appendix B), and the Freedom to View statement (see Appendix C).

To encourage cooperation between the city library and the school libraries.