Thursday, November 2, 2017

UPDATE. Mead Public Library, Sheboygan: Annual Circulation and Program Attendance, 2009-2016

Mead Public Library in the news:
Sheboygan children, teen book festival returns.  (Sheboygan Press, 10/3/2017)

Other circ/program attendance posts:
Madison Public Library.  (10/29/2017)
Milwaukee Public Library.  (10/29/2019)
Brown County Public Library.  (10/30/2017)
Appleton Public Library.  (10/30/2017)
Waukesha Public Library.  (10/30/2017)
Kenosha Public Library.  (10/31/2017)
Marathon County Public Library.  (10/31/2017)
Hedberg Public Library, Janesville.  (10/31/2017)
La Crosse Public Library.  (10/31/2017)
Neenah Public Library.  (10/31/2017
L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire.  (10/31/2017)
Wauwatosa Public Library.  (10/31/2017)
Racine Public Library.  (11/1/2017)
Oshkosh Public Library.  (11/1/2017)
Fond du Lac Public Library.  (11/1/2017)
Middleton Public Library.  (11/2/2017)

8/17/2016 update starts here.

Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent Mead PL news:
Common Heritage: Sheboygan's Lakefront and Riverfront, A City Defined by Water (Mead Public Library, Sheboygan, WI).  (National Endowment for the Humanities, 4/19/2016)

Original 8/27/2015 post starts here.

Statistics found at Wisconsin Public Library Service Data: 1996 - Preliminary 2014. (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)

Mead Public Library website

Mead Library addition for Sheboygan City Hall suggested.  (Sheboygan Press, 8/5/2015)
Occupying the library has long been a sore spot for locals who have concerns the city would displace key parts of operations there, something the report also notes. However, it also notes there is an outdoor plaza east of the building that could be used for an addition to house city hall and said it could be a larger part of revitalization of the downtown area.

“Placing an addition onto the Mead Public Library would enhance a currently underutilized public space (non-taxable, i.e. plaza next to library) and convert it into a welcoming presence available for use in all seasons and weather conditions,” the report said. “This space would accommodate a larger service counter for citizens to receive permits, or other City Hall transactions.”

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