Recent BCPL news:
Out-of-county library fees cost taxpayers. (Green Bay Press Gazette, 7/15/2016)
Kewaunee County has recently been billed $50,090 by Brown County for use of its libraries in 2015. The bill is due by March 1, 2017. This follows the 2014 bill that was sent to Kewaunee County in the sum of $54,970 and paid by March 1, 2016.
This is not an uncommon practice, said Schneider.. It has been state law since 2006 under Act 420 that a consolidated public library system, like Brown County, can bill adjacent counties like Kewaunee County, who are not consolidated for library services. A consolidated public library system is one that is maintained and financed through the county, she said.
Brown County to again consider library changes. (Green Bay Press Gazette, 4/19/2016)
Several of the options would involve significant changes to the system’s flagship library in downtown Green Bay, but changes also are possible at one or two of the eight branches as the system’s management looks at how the libraries can best serve county residents a decade or more into the future.
Madison Public Library. (8/11/2016)
Milwaukee Public Library. (8/11/2016)
Original 7/26/2016 post starts here.
Statistics found at Wisconsin Public Library Service Data: 1996 - Preliminary 2014. (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)
Other circ/program attendance posts:
Madison Public Library. (7/23/2015)
Milwaukee Public Library. (7/25/2015)