Join us to learn about the August 2017 total solar eclipse with astronomy lecturer John Heasley on Saturday, August 5th!

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Featured Library of the Month

The Lone Rock Community Library is featured in August’s Badger Bulletin from the Department of Public Instruction.

“Libraries in rural settings are energetically expanding services to stay ahead of community expectations and challenges, but with limited budgets and small spaces, creating a thriving library community can seem daunting. Lone Rock Community Library has found success by providing computers with internet access, offering games and learning programming, and promoting the use of BadgerLink resources.

With many services, from job applications to filing taxes, only available online, access to the internet is key to supporting rural communities. Lone Rock Community Library provides public computers with ¬†WiFi, and through the TEACH/DOA Library Fiber Project, the library will upgrade bandwidth to a minimum of 10 Mbps and replace several computers. The library replaces computers on a five-year cycle to make sure the hardware and software available is suitable for the latest applications. With these changes, the library will continue to be the online information hub in the community.”

To read the entire article, visit their website: http://www.badgerlink.net/bulletin#191

Happy New Year!

Throughout each year, we try to provide you with the services and resources that you want and need.

You can help us make this a great place to be!

  • Let us know what you think.
  • Get the word out – the library is here to serve Lone Rock and the surrounding area!
  • Use our display area to share your talents.
  • Request an item – that request helps us to understand what people want to view and read!
  • Offer a class – you might just find a group of like-minded people to share your interests.

On behalf of the Library Board, and your library staff, we’d like to wish you a happy and prosperous 2014.

High Expectations For Local Libraries

A January 2013 Pew Research Center report surveyed over 2,200 people to find out, What do Americans expect from their local libraries?

Librarians to help find stuff.
Books to borrow.
Computers and Internet access.
Quiet spaces.
Programs and classes.
Research resources.
Job & career support.
Free events & activities.
Public meeting spaces.

A complete and lengthy report, Library Services in the Digital Age, is available from the Pew Research Center, a “fact tank that informs the public about issues, attitudes and trends shaping America”.
http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/01/22/library-services/