June 4, 2013
The main clientele served by the Marathon County Public Library are residents of Marathon County. Now and then, the Wausau Headquarters' Reference Desk receives letters or emails from people outside the county or even outside the state asking for help. Often the people writing are looking for obituaries of family members who died in Marathon County Normally staff answers those requests as time allows.
Recently, the Reference Desk received a request that undoubtedly qualifies as THE longest, long-distance question ever put to Marathon County Public Library staff. The letter was addressed...Liverpool, ENGLAND!
The person wrote asking for lists of Marathon County newspapers and radio stations. The lists were sent along with suggested Internet websites that furnished such information.
In any case, it can now be truthfully said that the Marathon County Public Library serves customers around the world!