418 Corbett Ave. W.
Ladysmith, WI 54848
E-mail: ladysmithpl@ladysmithpl.org

M10 am - 6 pm
T10 am - 8 pm
W 10 am - 6 pm
Th10 am - 6 pm
F 10 am - 6 pm
Sat10 am - 2 pm
Sun   closed

We're getting a new look for the website!  We should have our new style up in early July. All the same information will be here, but it will be in a new format. 

Frequently Asked Summer Library Program Questions:

Q: I can’t make it to all of the events. Can I still sign up?

A: Yes, you can! While we’d love for you to attend every event, it’s completely fine if you can only make it to a couple, or even just one. We’d love to see you!


Q: Do I have to register? If I don’t register, can I still come?

A: We like people to register because it helps us plan for how many materials to purchase and prepare, how many chairs to set up, etc. All we need to know is your child’s name and age, and if you plan on coming to Wednesdays, Fridays, or both. You can still come even if you don’t register, but registration is easy! Just stop by the library or give us a call and we’ll get you signed up.


Q: Does my child have to have a library card to participate? What if I have library fines?

A: While we would certainly be happy to help you sign up for a library card, you do not need one to participate in the Summer Library Program. You can even participate if you or your parent has a large fine.  


Q: What’s with the independent reading part? The Summer Reading Program?

A: We want to keep everyone busy and reading this summer, so we have split the events and activities from the reading part of the Summer Library Program. The reading portion begins the week of July 17th and continues until August 26th. There will be weekly activity sheets and reading logs available at the library starting July 11th. Keep track of the time spent reading books, magazines, newspaper, etc. and/or listening to audiobooks. The goal is at least 20 minutes per day, 5 days per week. If you meet the goal at least four of the weeks, you’ll get a certificate and a free book at our party on August 26th. There will also be special prizes for those who read the most minutes in each category. Those will be awarded the first week of September.


Q: My question wasn’t answered here. What can I do?


A: Stop by the library and ask us in person, call the library at (715) 532-2604, or email Valerie at spooner@ladysmithpl.org 


You can fill out the Holds Authorization Form online. Complete this form and bring a print copy to the Library at 418 Corbett Ave. in Ladysmith. You can have others pick up materials for you, and you can pick up materials for them. We have to have a signed copy for it to be valid due to privacy laws. 

Please visit us on Facebook. If you can not access the Facebook page, please let us know.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rusk-County-Community-Library-WI/255082146079

We are on Pinterest, too. Visit our Staff Favorites links for graphic reviews (that is Librarian Speak for “We posted the cover of a book or a movie.”). http://pinterest.com/ladysmithpl/
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2016 Holiday Closures

New Year's Day 

January 1 

Memorial Day 

May 30

Fourth of July 

July 4 

Labor Day 

September 5


November 23—close at 1:00 & 24


December 24 & 26

New Year's Eve 

December 31--Close at 12:00 

  • Adult and children’s books, videos, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, downloadable books, magazines and newspapers
  • Shared online catalog which makes it possible to review and request materials from more than 50 area libraries
  • BadgerLink-Wisconsin’s Connection to the World of Information
  • Internet access
  • Adult, youth and family programming
  • Interlibrary loans of items from other libraries
  • Wireless service within the library
  • Handicapped accessible & low-vision computer workstation
  • Polebenders - Available to children ages 6-14. This program is made possible by the Ladysmith High School Class of '58, who provides and maintains the fishing Poles. Children sign up for a loaner card and they receive a free tackle box that is theirs to keep. They may check out a fishing pole for one week at a time. They must bring in their loaner cards to get a pole, and they are allowed only one tackle box.
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