Open Hours

Mon     9 am - 8 pm      Hours Open

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


2021 Closed Dates

All Sundays

Annual Visits

January 1, 2021 New Year's Day
April 2, 2021 Good Friday
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day
July 3-5, 2021 Independence Day
September 6, 2021 Labor Day
November 25-26, 2021 Thanksgiving
December 23-25, 2021 Christmas
December 31, 2021 New Year's Eve



LocationThe library is located in Glover Park in the heart of New Richmond, on
First Street between Knowles Avenue and Arch Avenue.

Our address is: 155 East First Street, New Richmond, WI 54017













Library Board

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, both Library Board President Gordon Granroth and board trustee Jeff Peplau reside outside the city. The duties of the board include evaluating the performance of the Library Director and establishing library policies. 


Library Board Trustees

Gordon Granroth, President

Kari Kraft, City Council Representative

Vicki Gjovik

Marla Hall

Nicholas Hall

Jarell Kuney

Patty Van Nevel


Library Board Contact

Library Director Monica LaVold



               Library Board Bylaws

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Meetings are typically held the first Monday of the month at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Civic Center and are open to the public. 

Meeting Information

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Library Cards

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.



How do I get a Library Card?                           

How am I contacted?


What are my responsibilities when I check out library materials?


Can someone else pick up my holds?         


Where do I return materials?


What if I lose or damage materials?


How much is the late fee?


What if I lose or damage my library card?

Friday Memorial Library Loan Periods and Fines

How do I get a Library Card?

Library CardsObtaining 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 info@newrichmondlibrary.org. 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.


Adult Registration Form                            Youth Registration Form

*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.


How Am I Contacted?

When requested materials are ready for pick-up, you can be notified by your choice of best method. This is either by phone, by email or by text message.

You will also receive notifications from us if materials are overdue or monthly statements of your account. We do not sell your information or send out excessive notices.



What are my responsibilities when I check out library materials?

When you get a library card, you sign an agreement to return library materials on time. You also agree to take care of library materials so that they are in good shape for the next user.


Can someone else pick up my holds?

There are two ways for a household or family member to pick up your “hold” items at the Circulation Desk:

  1. They may bring your library card with them to the library, or
  2. 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.

Here’s how it works…


Printable Hold Authorization forms:

Individual                    Family

Please bring completed forms to the front desk at Friday Memorial Library for processing.



Library ElfTo help manage your account, Friday Memorial Library offers Library Elf. This free service helps avoid overdues with email alerts. You can check multiple library accounts and track all library materials. Sign up Here.

Here's how to sign up

1. Visit www.libraryelf.com.

2. Click Sign Up.

3. Complete the sign up form and click Create Elf Account.

4. Click MORE consortium as your library from the Wisconsin listing.

5. Leave Library Card Pin blank. The MORE consortium does not use PIN numbers.

6. Click Save.

7. Add family member library cards to track, if you wish.

8. Click Edit in the Options field to choose how and when you would like to receive alerts.


Where do I return materials?

You can return materials to any MORE library.

For returns at Friday Memorial Library during open hours, you can return materials to the RETURN slot located in the left side of the front desk.

After hours, you can return materials in the large outside drop box at the corner of Arch Avenue and First Street.


Special materials:

At this time, all special materials may be returned to the outdoor drop box.

Lucky Day books and DVDs: Lucky Day materials must be returned to the owning library either in the outside drop or in the building.

Launchpads: Launchpads must be returned to Friday Memorial Library. To reduce the chance of damage, please return inside the building.

Hotspots: Hotspots must be returned to Friday Memorial Library inside the building.


What if I lose or damage materials?

Fines on overdue materials are set by the owning library, and may be collected at any of the MORE libraries. If the material is not returned within the designated loan period, two overdue notices will be sent at 7 and 14 days, followed by a bill at 35 days for the cost of replacement of material and a service charge for processing and cataloging.

Funds received for replacement charges for lost Friday Memorial Library materials will be reimbursed to the patron if the materials are returned in good condition within 60 days of paying the charges. If materials are damaged to the extent determined by the library director that they are unsuitable for the collection, the responsible party must pay the replacement cost.

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How much is the late fee?

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.



What if I lose or damage my library card?

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.


Friday Memorial Library Loan Periods and Fines

In effort to remove barriers and increase access during this challenging time, Friday Memorial Library is temporarily eliminating overdue library fees. To this point, collected library fines go to our building fund, however at this time, we know the importance of our services and want to ensure everyone has fair and equitable access.

                              Books (Juvenile or Adult) 21 days   10¢ per day
Books on CD 21 days 10¢ per day
DVDs 7 days 50¢ per day
DVDs (multi-disc set noted) 14 days 50¢ per day
e-Materials Varies No fines
Early Literacy Backpack 21 days 10¢ per day
Hotspots 14 days $1.00 per day
Launchpads 7 days $1.00 per day
Lucky Day Books 7 days 50¢ per day
Lucky Day DVDs 3 days $1.00 per day
Magazines 21 days 10¢ per day
Memory Maker Kits 14 days $1.00 per day
Music CDs 21 days 10¢ per day
  New Adult Fiction & Nonfiction Books   14 days   10¢ per day
Park Pack 14 days $1.00 per day
Traveling Tales 21 days 10¢ per day
  Wii & Xbox games   7 days   50¢ per day


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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Library Employment

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There are no current openings at this time.



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Friends of Friday Memorial Library

Friends of Friday Memorial Library


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.

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Current Officers

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.


Book Sale

Membership Mailing

Special Events:

Fun Fest Parade

Annual Meeting

Silent Auction


If you are interested in getting involved, please call the Library at 715.243.0431, or email the Friends at friends@newrichmondlibrary.org.

We are a volunteer organization seeking to help the library serve the New Richmond area.

Printable membership form


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Social Justice Advisory Group

Social Justice Advisory GroupThe mission of the Friday Memorial Library Social Justice Advisory Group 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 Advisory Group, please contact Staff Advisor Julie Irwin at juliei@newrichmondlibrary.org.

Social Justice Advisory Group Bylaws

Community Mural Project






Specified donations

                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.




box of books

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.

Donation Guidelines








We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in donating your time, please fill out the application below and return to Friday Memorial Library. Candidates will be accepted based on library needs and the candidate's qualifications to meet those needs. Volunteer's may be subject to a background check. The library will not accept court-ordered community service volunteers.


Volunteer Application

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The following policies govern the use of the library and aspects of library services:

Animals in the Library

Circulation Policy

Collection Development Policy

Display Policy

Electronic Device Lending Policy

Emergencies, Disasters and Inclement Weather Policy

Epidemic and Library Health Emergency Policy

Home Delivery Policy

Unattended Children and vulnerable adults

Volunteer Policy


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