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Director’s Report

Ralph Illick with US flag

August 23, 2019

We are making good progress at MCPL with several important matters of interest. 

The library’s new interior public furnishings are being designed by Engberg Anderson Architects, and we will add more information online for you once they complete those designs. The library’s foundation has agreed to grant substantial funding for the addition of new technology that will be used to enhance our STEM programming as part of this redesign, and we will be customizing our programs to best serve our communities. 

We are hopeful that the ongoing roof repairs at MCPL Wausau will be completed during the coming months, but we may need to proceed with caution in order to limit any complications that might arise from the repair processes. We want to thank the Marathon County Facilities team for their work on identifying the scope of the library’s roofing challenges, and we look forward to the completion of those repairs. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to invite any members of the community who have an interest to please consider joining our Friends of the Library group, or the Marathon County Public Library Foundation. Both groups do an incredible amount of work to help support the library and its programming. Each group’s board meets every other month to continue with their missions to make the library better, and each organization offers unique ways to give a small part of your time to serve a larger cause. Without the Friends and the Foundation, our ability to serve our communities would be far more difficult, and much more limited. Won’t you please consider reaching out to one of these fine volunteer groups today? 

Thank you, and enjoy your remaining summer time!

Director's Report Facility Improvement Friends Of The Library Newsletter

image credit: Image by Marathon County staff.