Everything we do directly relates back to this mission and the mission of the City.
The mission of the Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library is to provide quality materials and services in a comfortable, open environment. We strive to enhance lifelong learning and personal growth while fostering a community connection. Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Est. 1908
Grants, Revenues and Memorial Donations Over past three years, our department has had an 80% increase in grant money. Approximately, $60,000 received in money or goods Memorial Donations and revenues increased by 40% Trustees have donated a total of $76,494.00 Since 2003
Budgetary Trends Over past three years, our budget increased 15% 12% of this increase is a result of the Salary study This leaves a 3% average increase for operations in three years. Unpredictable fuel costs make projection for line item nearly impossible
Inefficient use of energy – heating/cooling/lighting
Space - Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Public Library Space Needs Planning Outline indicates a need for 19,969 square feet to house our collection and provide programming at the current level
Inadequate Parking and too few handicap spaces
No alarm system for library and outdated security cameras
Aging systems (plumbing) and windows require frequent maintenance
Unanticipated repairs to building and equipment
The Library is 12,500 square ft. Most shelves are filled to capacity.