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Director’s Report

Ralph Illick

January 9, 2017

I should take this opportunity to shoulder the blame for December’s polar vortex and extreme cold. Foolishly, I was complaining only two weeks earlier about being shortchanged by the temperate weather we had thus far enjoyed. Please know that I have learned my lesson, and will hereafter avoid any such future musings. 

With the onset of our much more recognizable seasonal weather, I hope you and yours enjoy a happy and healthy New Year. 

Here at MCPL, we are well underway with renovations in the basement garage and on the second floor. The new book sale room for the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library will be completed later in January, providing a new and dynamic space for the Friends to use for their fundraising book sales. Also later in January, look for a much-needed, fully-updated large meeting room to replace the Wausau Room on the third floor. This new space will have the capacity to hold meetings with approximately one hundred attendees. It will also be adaptable to open up for larger groups, such as those summer programs that often attract two hundred or more children and families.

Please visit us later in 2017 to check out these new library features that have been designed to improve library services in your community!

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