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 - 3 pm
Sun   closed

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Friends of the Library Big Book Sale on July 10th and 11th!  Noon to 5 on Friday; 9-2 on Saturday. Come buy some books! Buy some DVDs!  Buy some magazines!  Support the library through the Friends Book Sale. 

Position available in August

Library clerk for circulation desk/shelving/general patron assistance needed in mid-August 2015 at Rusk County Community Library in Ladysmith.  Pay range between $10.00-12.50, depending on qualifications. Hours expected to be 14-17 per week.  Must be available Tuesday afternoons/evenings and Saturdays.  Other hours may vary.  Reliable transportation is expected.  High school diploma or GED required.

Skills Required:  Computer literacy and solid customer service skills are required, including the ability to work with all ages.  Accurate alphabetizing mandatory. Ability to correctly count money necessary.  Experience working in a public library is desired, but comparable work/volunteer experience is acceptable.  Multi-tasking expected.

General daily duties:  Check materials in and out on computer system, collect money due for fines/materials, assist patrons with computer use, provide information to patrons, shelve materials in all areas of the library, shelf read as needed. Quick, accurate searching of catalog, databases, and internet is necessary to assist patrons. Answer phones, count money for change, and provide general supervision of public areas to ensure patron and staff safety.  Other duties as required.

Testing may be given to determine skill levels.  Training will occur after hire.

Firm deadline for receiving applications is July 17,2015 at 5:00 p.m.   Hire date will be early-mid August.   Send letter/resume detailing skills via e-mail helmeci@ladysmithpl.org, or on paper, to:  Hollis Helmeci, Director   Rusk County Community Library, 418 Corbett Ave W.,  Ladysmith, WI 54848.     

2015 SLP Flyer

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. 

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2015 Holiday Closures

New Year's Day 

January 1 

Memorial Day 

May 25

Fourth of July 

July 4 

Labor Day 

September 7 


November 25—close at 1:00  & 26


December 24 & 25 

New Year's Eve 

December 31--Close at 1:00 

  • 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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