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APRIL 22, 2008
Library Drive-Thru Now Open!

The drive-thru at the MCPL-Wausau Headquarters is finally open and ready for business! Express services include picking up items on hold, fine & fee payments, call-ahead item holds, and a 24/7 book-drop! 

The drive-thru is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 6:30pm, and Friday, 7:30am to 5:00pm. That's a full hour and a half before the rest of the building opens -- perfect for dropping off or picking up items in the morning before work or school!
The drive-thru is accessible via the lower-level parking lot on the west side of the building, just off Washington street. Call the Circulation Desk at (715) 261-7200 for more information or to request items to be made available for pick-up.

Enjoy great customer service without even having to get out of your vehicle!

Add a comment  (1 comment) posted by Ben Krombholz / MCPL Customer Services


APRIL 17, 2008
Announcing the Winners of the Short Story Contest

Thanks to all who participated in the Teen Literature Day Short Story Contest! The event was a huge success, with over 80 entries from all over the county and surrounding areas.

We are happy to announce that the overall winner is "The Fourth Blast". The winners in the age categories are; "Author, Author", "Silvana Tale", and "The Guiding White". Congratulations to our winners, library staff will be contacting you shortly regarding prizes!

Add a comment  (2 comments) posted by Rachel and Becky in Customer Services


APRIL 16, 2008
Celebrate National Poetry Month

It's April and Spring is finally here and with it National Poetry Month sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.  Poems speak to us in different ways, affecting our heart and soul. I know that I easily become engulfed in a poem, lingering, enjoying the sound and play of the words, drinking in its meaning.

Poems often find a way into our busy lives when mere words are not enough, when we find it difficult to express the depth of our feelings and need something to soothe us, inspire us, give us hope—weddings, funerals, when we fall in love. 

Some of my favorite collections of poetry that you may also enjoy are:

  • Good Poems—selected and introduced by Garrison Keillor—a nice collection of poems selected by Garrison Keillor from Writer’s Almanac on public radio.
  • The Top 500 Poems—edited by William Harmon—this collection includes popular poems from 1250 to the current day.
  • Poems that Touch the Heart—compiled by A.L. Alexander--this popular inspirational collection of poetry has been reprinted and enlarged many times.  
  • Americans’ Favorite Poems—edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz—this collection is the result of Robert Pinsky’s, (U.S. Poet Laureate) Poem Project, in which 200 Americians selected their favorite poems and commented on why these poems ar

Add a comment  (2 comments) posted by Sharyn Heili, Librarian

Categories: PoetryNational Poetry Month


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