Library events calendar
L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in the news:
Local music sought for library's streaming platform. (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 8/14/2019)
To ensure that Sawdust City Sounds hosts a wide variety of music representing the current Eau Claire music scene, the following requirements for work will be considered:New projects gain attention, but upkeep is bigger. (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 7/14/2019)
The biggest project planned in next year’s plan falls under the “both” category, as Winzenz noted that $17 million in upgrades to L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library will replace its existing systems and will also add a third floor to the building. That project alone makes up the remaining 28% in next year’s planned projects budget.EC library event to show efforts to help clear barriers. (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 7/9/2019)
During the event visitors can see firsthand how the library is expanding its collections and services to help people overcome barriers and connect with resources. Light refreshments will be provided.
Community resources specialist Libby Richter and early literacy outreach librarian Jerissa Koenig will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about their new positions. Celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary a day early with the launch of the library’s new braille printing service and demonstrations of the Romeo 60 single-sided braille printer, made possible with funding from Access Eau Claire, the Eau Claire Noon Lions Club, and the L.E. Phillips Family Foundation.Social worker starts new job in Eau Claire library. (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 5/14/2019)
In a secluded corner with comfy chairs, houseplants, decorative lamps and a nice view of the Eau Claire River, Libby Richter awaits the next person who will seek her help at the city’s public library.
On the job for 1½ months, she’s already used her social work experience to help people apply for government programs, fill out housing applications and even assist a person get into rehab for substance abuse.
Word-of-mouth has gotten out that L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St., now has a person available 40 hours a week who is focused on addressing poverty, mental health and substance abuse issues.Library users reinstated, long overdue items return after fines end. (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 3/7/2019)
After axing fines in January 2018 — except for some new releases and equipment rentals — L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St., reinstated 5,232 cards of members who weren’t allowed to check out items because they had more than $10 in fines.
“The decision was not a difficult one when we saw that over 5,000 library cardholders — including over 1,000 youth — had been blocked from using the library, some of them for years,” library director Pamela Westby said. “No fines means more opportunities for members of the community, and that’s always a good thing.”Library project adjusting to smaller fundraising forecast. (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 2/1/2019)
The Eau Claire public library’s initial goal to raise $11.5 million in private donations for a renovation and expansion project is too high because local philanthropists feel a sense of donor fatigue, according to a report from fundraising experts.
Hired by L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library to study the feasibility of getting money for a major project, Crescendo Fundraising Professionals of Houston., Minn., submitted a report recently on its research, including local donor interviews and online survey results.
The consultants found great community support for the library and interest in overhauling the 43-year-old building to add square footage for more programs and amenities.
Madison Public Library. (8/26/2019)
Milwaukee Public Library. (8/27/2019)
Brown County Public Library. (8/27/2019)
Appleton Public Library. (8/27/2019)
Waukesha Public Library. (8/28/2019)
Hedberg Public Library, Janesville. (8/28/2019)
Kenosha Public Library. (8/29/2019)
La Crosse Public Library. (8/29/2019)
Marathon County Public Library. (8/30/2019)
Neenah Public Library. (8/30/2019)
Oshkosh Public Library. (8/31/2019)
Racine Public Library. (8/31/2019)
10/7/2018 update starts here.
L. E. Phillips Public Library in the news:
Eau Claire public library book fines to be waived. (Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 12/22/2017)
1 book found miles from home, another long overdue back at Eau Claire library. (Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 7/13/2018)
Check this out: Eau Claire library to expand. (Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 7/21/2018)
Eau Claire library upgrade could cost up to $20M. (Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 8/20/2018)
Library launches study of fundraising. (Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 10/2/2018)
Madison Public Library. (10/5/2018)
Milwaukee Public Library. (10/5/2018)
Brown County Public Library. (10/5/2018)
Waukesha Public Library. (10/5/2018)
Appleton Public Library. (10/5/2018)
Kenosha Public Library. (10/6/2018)
Neenah Public Library. (10/6/2018)
Marathon County Public Library. (10/6/2018)
La Crosse Public Library. (10/6/2018)
10/31/2017 update starts here.
Eau Claire, Are You Ready to Dabble? Check out 'Dabble Day' on August 15! (Chippewa Valley Family, 7/27/2017)
Library partners with Eau Claire Transit to offer “Books on Buses” outreach program. (7/22/2017)
Book bike project. (YouTube, 12/12/2016)
8/15/2017 update starts here.
Source: Wisconsin Public Library Service data (2015 preliminary)
Recent L. E. Phillips news:
BookBike gaining tranction. (Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 7/10/2016)
The BookBike is brightly colored — its gold and teal wrap design hails from a local design house — and holds about 100 books of varying genres for any age group. The librarians who pedal the shelf of books come from L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and hope its presence at local events will change the way people think about the library.E. C.'s new director putting words into action. (Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 4/6/2016)
The 54-year-old former Middleton Public Library director heard about progressive plans by the Eau Claire library board to change the way it connects with patrons. That intrigued Westby to apply for the position she was named to in February.
L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire