|Mon||9 am - 8 pm|
|Tue||9 am - 8 pm|
|Wed||9 am - 8 pm|
|Thu||9 am - 8 pm|
|Fri||9 am - 6 pm|
|Sat||9 am - 3 pm|
Our address is: 155 East First Street, New Richmond, WI 54017
The Library is governed by a seven member board of trustees in accordance with the powers and duties outlined in Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 43. Board members are appointed by mayor of New Richmond. By law, one of our members is a representative of the New Richmond School District, and another is a representative of the New Richmond City Council. Per Wisconsin statute, we are also allowed to have two representatives who live outside the city limits. Currently, Library Board President Gordon Granroth resides outside the city. The duties of the board include evaluating the performance of the Library Director and establishing library policies.
Library Board Trustees
Library Board Contact
Library Director Monica LaVold
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Meetings are typically held the first Monday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers of the Civic Center and are open to the public.
The Friday Memorial Library is a member of the MORE Library Consortium. Your library card allows access to the 50 MORE libraries, and online access to their collections, which can be sent to your local library.
Your Library Card offers a gateway to many opportunities:
MORE Library Catalog combines the collections of 50 public libraries in western Wisconsin.
WISCAT gives you access to the public, academic and special library collections throughout the state.
BadgerLink is a shared collection of reference tools, including do-it-yourself information, health and consumer information, as well as online magazines and newspapers.
Obtaining a library card is simple. Just stop in and fill out a registration form or print one and fill it out. You must show a picture ID with your current address or other proof of residence with your current address, such as a bill or statement, piece of mail, printed check or anything official that shows your name and current street address. Replacement cards are available for a $1 charge.
If you are under 18, you will need a parent or guardian to show the proper ID and sign a statement of responsibility for you. Account notifications will be sent to the parent/guardian’s phone or email.
Library cards should be updated every year. To update your card, stop in or call Friday Memorial Library at 715.243.0431 and talk to a librarian. You can also email your updates to email@example.com. There is no charge for updating. Please notify Friday Memorial Library of any address or phone number or email changes. You can find the date of your last update on your MORE account under your name.
*Please note these forms must be accompanied by a picture ID with current address or other proof of residence to obtain a library card.
If you don't have a library card from a MORE-member library and you're a Wisconsin resident, you can get an e-card to use MORE's shared electronic resources, including
When you've completed the form, you'll receive a numeric e-card code to log on to these resources. Please keep the code!
Individuals only need one library record. If you already have a card issued at a MORE-member library, you don't need an e-card.
Contact the Library at 715-243-0431 for help using your library
card, or with any other questions.
There are two ways for a household or family member to pick up your “hold” items at the Circulation Desk:
- They may bring your library card with them to the library, or
- They may receive your hold items from the staff and have these items checked out on your record without your library card if they are on record as authorized to pick up your holds.
Printable Hold Authorization forms:
Please bring completed forms to the front desk at Friday Memorial Library for processing.
It is the customer’s responsibility to pay the overdue, damage and replacement charges. Library privileges are suspended if fines are above $10. You can pay fines at Friday Memorial Library with cash or checks. You may pay with a credit card by accessing your library account at the MORE Online Catalog.
See Loan Periods and Fines below for specific fines on library materials.
We can replace it! Report any lost or stolen cards to the Circulation Desk immediately. We will place a block on the card until it is found or replaced. You must provide identification to receive a new card. Replacement cards are $1.00, each time.
Most items do not accrue any late fines as long as they are returned to us in good condition. A few of our high-demand items do still have late fines attached. Please refer to the list below.
|Hotspots||14 days||$1.00 per day|
|Lucky Day Books||7 days||50¢ per day|
|Lucky Day DVDs||3 days||$1.00 per day|
|Projectors||2 days||$1.00 per day|
|Xbox 360 Console||7 days||$1.00 per day|
|Books (Juvenile or Adult)||21 days|
|Books on CD||21 days|
|DVDs (multi-disc set noted)||14 days|
|Early Literacy Backpack||21 days|
|Memory Maker Kits||14 days|
|Music CDs||21 days|
|New Adult Fiction & Nonfiction Books||14 days|
|Park Pack||14 days|
|Traveling Tales||21 days|
|Wii & Xbox games||7 days|
You may renew materials if there is not a waiting list by stopping at the library, calling toll-free 1-866-MYRENEW FREE (697-3639) or renewing online through your MORE account.
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We have re-organized and re-vitalized! Join us and become active in supporting your library and its programs.
The need for a strong library is greater than ever. Attendance and use has jumped as demand for the services and resources offered by the library increases. The Friends make it possible to increase capacity to serve, but we can’t do it without your continued support.
Visit the our website at: http://friendsofthelibrary.wixsite.com/friendsofthelibrary
President: Linda Thompson
Vice-President: Annette Noak
Secretary: Jennifer Struss
Treasurer: Susan Keskinen
Board Member: Judy Bakke
Board Member: Gordon Granroth
The Friends of the Library Board meets monthly.
If you are interested in getting involved, please call the Library at 715.243.0431, or email the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a volunteer organization seeking to help the library serve the New Richmond area.
The mission of the Friday Memorial Library Social Justice Collective is to engage community members through education and conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. By using the power of stories, the group aims to broaden perspectives, defuse fears, and build trust so that our community provides a strong, vibrant, and welcoming space for current and future generations. Friday Memorial Library acknowledges its duty in promoting citizenship and literacy and believes that creating a welcoming environment is essential in sustaining a healthy and thriving community. If you are interested in joining the Social Justice Collective, please contact Staff Advisor Julie Irwin at email@example.com.
For materials - books, dvds and music cds
For furnishings & equipment - furniture, toys
For technology - computers, scanners and other tech
Library Building Fund
The library has created the New Richmond Library Building Fund so that our customers can help build the library’s future. All donations to the fund are tax-deductible. If you would like to support the library in this manner, please use the donate link below or ask us at the library.
The library is accepting donations, but due to the limited space, they are requesting them to be in like-new condition. Please make sure they are clearly labeled as a donation. You may bring them inside during open hours. The library does offer donation receipts for tax purposes.
We accept donations of books, DVDs and CDs. These donations support the library in one of two ways. They are either added to the library's collection or sold at one of our book sales.
The following policies govern the use of the library and aspects of library services: