T. B. Scott Free Library 106 W. First St.; Merrill, WI 54452  715-536-7191
Your library since 1891 


Reader's Page
Senior Services
Genealogy Room

 | Library Calendar | Library Hours Library Catalog About the catalog| Adult Services & Collections |Community ArtShare|Computer Coaching | Display Case | Friends of the Library |Meeting Room Reservations  |Reader Advisory Page |Words Worth Hearing Programs.  We are wireless. Ask at a desk for access. 


Computer Coaching & eBook Readers for adults 

Computer Coaching -  Beginners especially welcome! Get low-stress help with Internet, email, hardware and software at your pace. Walk in or call 536-7191 to reserve a seat. There is no cost to participate. See Calendar for dates and times
Seating is limited, registration is recommended but not necessary; call 715-536-7191 or stop at the Adult Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.


eBook Readers - Kindles, Nooks, etc.  How to use. No registration required.

Sessions are scheduled in the board room:

Thursday September 6th 1-2:30pm & 6-7:30pm

Thursday September 13th  1-2:30pm & 6-7:30pm

Thursday October 4th 1-2:30pm & 6-7:30pm

Thursday October 11th 1-2:30pm & 6-7:30pm

Thursday November 1st 1-2:30pm & 6-7:30pm

Thursday November 8th   1-2:30pm & 6-7:30pm

Thursday December 6th  1-2:30pm & 6-7:30pm

Thursday December 13th 1-2:30pm & 6-7:30pm

 As before, people who can’t make the scheduled sessions can call Stacy Stevens 715-536-7191 to set up an individual session.


Ongoing Programs - | Community Artshare | Words Worth Hearing |

Community Artshare - Current & Upcoming, and past shows

T.B. Scott Library’s Community ArtShare program originated with a $10,000 grant from the Mead Witter Foundation, Inc.

The program enables the library to showcase local talents and interests.  The grant has made it possible for the library to provide a place for local artists and collectors to display their creations and hobbies. The grant has also made it possible for the library to purchase secure cases, easels, and other items needed for the display area.  

Displays featuring one or more artists or collectors are featured each month on an ongoing basis. 

Artists, artisans and collectors who are interested in sharing their works with the community should contact Stacy Stevens, Library Director, at 536-7191 or stevens@wvls.lib.wi.us .  Interested exhibitors should either provide photos of a representative sampling of their items or bring samples of their works to the library so that photos may be taken. Exhibitors will sign a waiver before their items are displayed.  A planning committee is responsible for final selection of items that will be displayed, and for compiling a calendar of upcoming events. Artists and collectors from Lincoln County are given priority.

We encourage a wide variety of original artistry, such as painting, drawing, ceramics, metals, fiber art, photography, needlework, woodworking and carving. Collections may include almost anything that would be of interest to the general public: antiques, seasonal items, instruments, sports memorabilia, costumes, quilts, toys, etc. Our intent is to appeal to a broad audience. 

Special events will be planned to correlate with the exhibits as appropriate, such as demonstrations, informal conversations with artists/collectors, inter-generational programs, and musical performances. 


Words Worth Hearing -- Local Author Program at the library. Current, upcoming, and past programs.



Lower Level - Community Room, restrooms, soft drink machine.
Ground Level  - Circulation/Main Desk 715-536-7191
Registration: Register for a library card at this desk. Current I.D. required. Online registration form for Adults.   
Holds shelf: Pick up your reserved items and Interlibrary Loans at this desk.
Memorial Shelf: Choose memorial books & make donations at this desk.
AV equipment: Sign-up and check out screens, slide & 8mm movie projectors, portable lectern here.
Wireless area - Tables, chairs, laptop counter.
2nd Level
Movies on DVD.
Music CDs.
Entertainment on CD-ROM
New fiction and non-fiction books.
Current and past issues of popular magazines. Periodical List
Large Print books.
Audio books on CD.
OUTREACH SERVICES OFFICE (for the homebound) Call or e-mail Sandy Lussenhop at 536-7191 or
sluss@wvls.lib.wi.us .
Reading area,  Caregiver shelf, Artshare displays.
(Youth Services and restrooms are also on this level.)
3rd Level -                                                                                 Top
Reference Desk
     Request your Interlibrary Loans at this desk.
     Sign up for meeting rooms at this desk, or call 536-7191.  
Older Fiction and Non-fiction books. (New fiction and non-fiction books are on the second level.)
Newspaper reading area. Periodical List
Nine public use computers,  one of which is set-up for the visually handicapped, another is word processing only. All are linked to a laser printer. (
1 per laser printed page.)  The computer in the Local History Room is primarily for genealogists.  It has a black & white printer and an hp ScanJet scanner.
For the visually handicapped there are a computer with Zoom Text, a voice reader scanner, and a monitor with settings for various visual handicaps including color-blindness.
Photocopy machine for public use. (10˘
per copy for the following paper sizes: Letter-- 8-1/2"x11", Legal-- 8-1/2"x14", Poster --11"x17".)
Three quiet study rooms:  one is a 4-person room; the others are 2-person rooms one of which has a typewriter. These are first-come, first-served rooms.
Quiet reading and study areas along the East and North walls.
Display Case  The display case on this level is open for you (or your group) to display a collection of artifacts or other topical items.  Please contact Don Litzer at 536-7191 or e-mail him at  dlitzer@wvls.lib.wi.us 
Local History & Genealogy Room (
David B. & Katharine Stone Smith Foundation) includes:
Internet computer for online research, DVD/ CD-ROM read-write drive, two USB ports, color laser printer (
15˘ per page), and scanner.
Two microfilm reader-printers (15˘
per reader-printer page.)  Local newspapers on microfilm dating from 1875 to most recently filmed. Obituary Index to the local newspapers.  Census microfilms from the time Wisconsin was a territory through 1930 Federal Census for Lincoln County.  
Print collections in this room include the library's Local History , Wisconsin History,  genealogy circulating and reference collections, and North Pines Genealogy Group's reference collection.  Local History includes, local family histories, older City Directories, history of Merrill and Lincoln County, & some older Lincoln County plat books..  A complete collection of high school year books from 1895 to present are shelved nearby at the Reference Desk.  Information on  Contacts  for genealogy research.

Unisex restroom.

The Community Room, on the lower level will hold up to 60 people. Registration form must be filled out.
The Board Room, on the 3rd level, will hold up to 12 people. Registration form must be filled out.
Three Private Study Rooms on the 3rd level -- Two of the rooms are for one to two people, one room is for up to six people. There is no fee for the use of the private study rooms. They are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Meeting Room Reservations   : 
1.) Call (715)-536-7191 to see if a room is available for your date.
2.) Read the library meeting room policy here. 
Print out the registration form, then fax* it to (715)- 536-1705.    

* Or, mail your form to :
Attn: Bookkeeper
T. B. Scott Library
106 W. First St.
Merrill, WI 54452

The library must receive the registration form before the room is confirmed.



Friends of the Library 

Summer 2012 -  Newsletter  - Issued Quarterly


The Friends of the T. B. Scott Merrill Public Library is a volunteer organization established to support the Merrill library in developing its facilities and services for the community, to encourage gifts and bequests to the library, and to stimulate support and use of the library. We promote knowledge of the function, services, resources and needs of the library - all the while enjoying the fellowship of the Library Friends.

To promote the use of the T. B. Scott Library and appreciation of its value as a cultural and educational asset of the community.

Slate of officers for 2011-2012.

President: Donna Simek
Vice President: Laurie Cottrell
Secretary: Carolyn Cohrs
Treasurer: Judy Weaver

Meetings : Third Friday of the month at 9:45am in the Board Room. Open to the public. 
Also, see Calendar
Sales :
The Friends organization runs an ongoing,  paperback-only, sale in the atrium of the library. Usually there is a special book sale twice a year. Dates are advertised beforehand by the Friends . Also, see Calendar . Fall book sale 2012 dates in the October Calendar.

Application forms are available at the library.


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