To engage all patrons in lifelong learning and literacy
- Serve all citizens of the community by best use of the facility and funding.
- Maintain services that provide information, guide reading, stimulate thinking and intellectual development all types of individuals.
- Discover new methods and improvements for better service for patrons.
- Maintain a varied, accesible, and comprehensive collection in a variety of media formats.
Janay Ziebell, Director
Kathy Wegner, Children’s Librarian
- January 1st
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
The Neillsville Library Association was founded in 1879 by a group of 13 men. Memberships to the library was $10 a year for the founders, $1 for residents, and $.25 a year for school memberships. The library started out in the courthouse office of C.S. Stockwell with just one bookcase.
Stockwell was considered Neillsville’s first unofficial librarian, and in 1897 the city council agreed to maintain the growing library in the Neillsville City Hall, hiring Mrs. Robert Thompson as official librarian with wages at $1.00 a week.
Built in 1914, the Withee Construction Co. was awarded the contract with the final price of $8400.
Neillsville Public Library (1914) is recognized as a Historic Landmark by the Neillsville Historic Preservation Commission.