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Marathon County Public Library - Mosinee Branch


Marathon County Public Library - Mosinee Branch

123 Main Street, Mosinee, Wisconsin 54455

Curbside Pickup during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) closure:

  • Step 1: Place holds using the Library Catalog (V-Cat) or by calling 715-693-2144: Mon. | Tue. | Thu. | Fri., 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.; Wed., 1–6 p.m.
    • You will be notified by phone or email when your requests are available for pickup. You must reply to this notification in order to schedule a pickup time frame.
    • Items owned by some libraries outside of Marathon County may not be available for pickup; click here for details.
  • Step 2: Arrive during your assigned pickup time frame: Mon. | Tue. | Thu. | Fri., 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; Wed. 2–6 p.m.
    • If you have a mobile phone, call 715-693-2144 once you've arrived.
    • Once your arrival is confirmed, library staff will move your items to the pickup area.
  • Step 3: Retrieve your items from the pickup area: in front of the 2nd Street entrance (park on the street).

  • For more info about curbside pickup and how we're keeping our patrons and staff safe, visit

Hours: (closed due to COVID-19 (coronavirus))

History of the Marathon County Public Library - Mosinee Branch (Joseph Dessert Memorial Library)

Joseph Dessert came from Canada to Little Bull Falls (Mosinee) in 1844. He decided that a library was needed and built and equipped a free library for the community. Dedicated on February 11, 1899, the building was used as a library and at times also as a post office, village hall, school room, and was the scene of many events including dances and balls. The library was the only place in town with theater facilities, so amateur plays were presented here and school commencements were held in the Hall. The library existed as a city library until 1974 when it was recommended by the library and municipal boards that the Joseph Dessert Library join the Marathon County Public Library. Celebrations have marked two significant anniversaries for the library, the first in 1949 at the 50th anniversary and the second in 1999 at the time of the 100th year. Renovations have been completed with the most recent occurring in 1995 as part of the county-wide building program for libraries. Today, the library maintains its status in the City of Mosinee as both an important community service and as a building significant to the history of the community.