Spooner Memorial Library 715.635.2792 | Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-4pm

Library Board & Policies

Policies

Our Mission

We are a haven, a place that invites and offers opportunity, ​celebrates community, and promotes literacy.

We Are Fine Free

As of June 1, 2019, we are 100% fine free. In an effort to be more equitable and welcoming and to eliminate barriers to service, we have eliminated fines on all Spooner Memorial Library items. As long as items are returned, all fines will be waived. We are happy to work with patrons who have lost items or damaged items as well. EVERYBODY is welcome here and we are happy to serve you.

Library Closures

The Library will be closed on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day
  • After 4 PM New Year’s Eve

The library will be open on Saturday of a holiday weekend unless the Board approves closure or the holiday itself falls on Saturday.

The Library will always be closed on the Saturdays of Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Rodeo Weekend.

Should one of the holidays listed above fall on a Sunday, the Library will be closed the following Monday.

The library may close due to inclement weather or disaster. Please see the library website or facebook page for closings

Board Meetings

The Spooner Memorial Library Board of Trustees meets the 4th Tuesday of the month, 5:00 p.m. No board meeting in December.

Board meeting agendas are posted on the entryway bulletin board and on our website.

The Spooner Memorial Library is a department of the City of Spooner governed by a library board of trustees, seven of which are appointed by the mayor and approved by the common council. One must be the school district superintendent (or their chosen representative) and, of the seven, at least five must live within the City of Spooner and a maximum of two may live outside the City, per Wis. Stat. sec. 43.54. Based on annual appropriations, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors may appoint up to three additional trustees to the Spooner Memorial Library Board, per s. 43.60. Terms commence July 1st each year and are 3 year terms, except City and County trustees which commence in April and are 2 year terms.

Board Members

Citizens (7 Members):
Charles Gagnon 04/20/2023 – 04/17/2026, City Council Rep.
Chris Berghammer 04/25/2023 – 6/30/2026, School Representative
Audrey Kevan 07/01/2023 – 06/30/2026
Carol Waltz 07/01/2023 – 06/30/2026, Vice President
Christine Bruce 07/01/2022 – 06/30/2025, Secretary
Sam Clair 04/25/2023 – 06/30/2026
Michelle Stone 07/01/2021 – 06/30/2024

Appointed by County (0-2 Members):
Sandy Johnson 04/21/2022 – 04/21/2024
Jocelyn Ford 04/21/2022 – 04/21/2024

 

Spooner Memorial Library
421 High Street
Spooner, WI 54801
Phone:  715.635.2792
Fax:  715.635.2147