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PIERCE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

The Pierce County Library service is located in the Glen-Dor Professional building at 110 South Main Street, Elmwood, Wisconsin.
 

Library Board of Trustees

 President Sharon McCormack represents Ellsworth; Patricia Nohelty, Elmwood; Mona Monson, Plum City; Dorothy Ahlgren, Prescott; Tom Gunderson, Spring Valley; Betty Folsom, township residents; and Kirsten Schilling, County Board Member.

Mission Statement 

The mission of the PCLS is to provide library services to county residents and to improve the quality of service of each public library, providing access for all residents.  The County Library functions under Wisconsin Statutory guidelines, Indianhead Federated Library System, and
Department of Public Instruction policies.

Locations
Pierce County has six well-equipped public libraries with friendly, helpful staff, plus a “Books-by-Mail” service for those who cannot get to a local library. 

The locations are:


Ellsworth Public Library
312 West Main Street
PO Box 17
Ellsworth  WI  54011
715-273-3209
E-mail:  ellsworthpl@ifls.lib.wi.us
www.ellsworthlibrary.org 

Elmwood Public Library
111 N Main
Elmwood  WI  54740
715-639-2615
E-mail: elmwoodpl@ifls.lib.wi.us
www.Elmwoodlibrary.org
 

Plum City Public Library
622 Main St
Plum City  WI  54761
715-647-2373
E-mail: plumcitylib@ifls.lib.wi.us
www.plumcitylibrary.org

 


Prescott Public Library
 
800 N Borner               
Prescott  WI  54021               
Phone (717) 262-5555
E-mail: prescottlib@ifls.lib.wi.us
www.prescottpubliclibrary.org 

Spring Valley Public Library               
121 South 2nd Box 217               
Spring Valley  WI  54767                               
715-778-4590               
E-Mail:  svpl@ifls.lib.wi.use               
www.springvalleylibrary.org 

Pierce County Library Service               
110 South Main Street               
PO Box 115               
Elmwood  WI  54740               
JoAnn Baier, Librarian               
715-639-5955               
County Library Librarian,               
Administration Office and “Books-by-Mail”


About the Library

 The Pierce County Library Service (PCLS) is the administrative headquarters for the Books-By-Mail (BBM) program.  BBM provides home delivery service of audios and books to rural residents, nursing homes, home bound individuals, children and residents in our county that do not have direct access to a public library. 

The PCLS also provides administrative services to the public libraries in Pierce County.  Some of these services are adult best selling books, pre-school story hours, summer library programs for all ages, a rotating collection of videos, audios and children’s books. 

 Borrower’s information 

· Any resident of Wisconsin is eligible to get a library card at any of the public libraries in Wisconsin

· There is no charge for obtaining a library card.

· You may get a card at any of the six Pierce County Public Libraries

· You will need printed identification with your current address on it.

· Cards are not necessary to use the Books-By-Mail service. 

Ordering items through the BBM for home delivery
 (Books-by-Mail Clerk – Dawn Wood)
 

Library BBM is a collection of popular paperback books and audios loaned, free of charge, by mail.  This special service is available to all residents of Pierce County who find it difficult to get to a public library. 

Twice a year, catalogs are mailed to rural box holders.  Each catalog lists 500 new books available for loan, while an audio list is available upon request.  Once you choose the items you want to borrow please fill out the pre-paid postal order card and drop it in the mail. We try to send at least one of the items ordered.  Sometimes we need to substitute titles until we can send your original choice.  If we don’t have what you want, we’ll refer you to the public library nearest you.  They will get it from their shelf or from another library using the interlibrary loan service. 

Placing a reserve 

If you do not receive the book you ordered it may be checked out.  That’s where reserves come in.  We will automatically place a reserve for you.  When it’s your turn, you get the next copy that becomes available. 


 
Renewing library materials 

Most items may be renewed for one additional load period.  Items with reserves may not be renewed.  Call the library at 715-639-5955 to renew items over the phone.

 On our shelves: books

 The library has books for every age and interest, from children’s picture books to mysteries, romances, bestsellers and non-fiction collection.  We own 15,000 paperback books available for four-week checkout. 

Large Print

 For those who find larger type easier to read, we have a collection of large print books.  The classics, thrillers, westerns, romances, history and biography are all represented in their full length. 

Books on Cassette (audio) 

Whether you’re on the road, work at home, have limited vision or just can’t find the time to sit down and read all of the books you would  like to, books on cassette are a convenient choice.  The library has just started to build a collection of audios.  These are the abridged versions, read by the author, a well-known actor, or a professional reader.  Books on cassette are also available at our six public libraries. 

Videos 

Our collection of videos contains the best feature films from the past and present, and children’s videos.  This collection is available only at the Elmwood, Plum City and Spring Valley Public Libraries.  Look for the videos in the pink boxes. 

Donations 

The library accepts donations and reserves the right to place books or other materials in the library’s collection.  If we cannot use it we reserve the right to offer it to our public libraries for their shelves or for possible sale in their book sale. 

Indianhead Federated Library System (IFLS) 

Membership in the system allows our libraries to participate in programs that strengthen the
services they offer. 

From the IFLS home page, you’ll be able to get information about member libraries, about the system, plus links to other libraries in the area and the state.  Reference links, including those selected and used by the reference staff at Eau Claire’s L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, can also be found
on the IFLS web site
http://www.ifls.lib.wi.us/

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Contact Us

 If you have questions or comments, please call (715) 639-5955) or e-mail us at piercebbm@ifls.lib.wi.us