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Library Stories

Stories from library users in the Wisconsin Valley Library Service area.

I really enjoy going to the library to go on the internet! The library has wonderful staff members and they are very respectful and kind!!!
T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill Library Lover

I feel safe there. I could order books and pick them up during the Covid shut down. Now everyone wears a mask. They provide both sizes if you forgot.

Rhinelander Library Lover

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Tell your short or long story about your favorite thing to do at the library, how the library has helped you out this year, or what keeps you coming to the library.

Our library knows my kids by name. The children’s librarian makes it a point to say hello to each of the kids, and often helps them find the books that they love! While we were homeschooling last school year, we were able to check out several educational games, and other resources. We had a running list of quality books on the hold shelf, and the staff put together several book bundles related to varying subjects. They have been an invaluable resource and friend to our family!

Young Family from Tomahawk

My Library help me… Find books that enrich the lives of my children, and been an encouragement in their education.
I have also taken several Gale [Courses] classes that have enriched my life!
Young Family from Tomahawk

I’m 52 years old. My story starts almost 11 years age. I had brain surgery, took me many years to feel comfortable enough to try my library out. I have memory loss. I started out with getting my card, I was so excited. I started checking out audio books, cause I could not read chapter to chapter. I love reading. So I listen and understand them.

My next step in my recovery, I needed to go look for a book called “sail” by James Paterson. They told me what side it was on and how far back, BINGO I found it. YAY! I want to thank all the wonderful helpers and Library Staff at my Library.

Thank you for never looking down at any one with a disability. That’s why I love my library.

Lifelong Library User from Tomahawk

My Library helped me… Get my college degree.

Medford Library User

Colby Community Library has helped me stay in touch with the world. From my rural location I have access to a wealth of materials through WISCAT and ILL services. I especially appreciate being able to search V-CAT from my home computer and link to a variety of resources and databases.

Colby Library Lover

It is very educational and inspiring! It is a great atmosphere to go to when the weather is cold and snowy outside!!! I also love walking or biking to the library in the summer!!!

T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill Library User

Sometimes things get you down, but a stack of suggested books can bring you right back up.
Loyal Library Lover

Wisconsin Valley Library Service
300 N 1st Street
Wausau, WI 54403
715-261-7250