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Marathon County Public Library

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Board of Trustees

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The Marathon County Public Library Board of Trustees, commonly known as the Library Board, operates under Chapter 43 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Per its bylaws, the Library Board is composed of seven members: two members of Marathon County Board of Supervisors, one administrator of a Marathon County school district, and four representatives of the general public. Library Board members are appointed by the County Administrator with the approval of the Marathon County Board of Supervisors.

2021 Library Board Members:

  • Ms. Sharon Hunter (President)
  • Ms. Kari Sweeney (Vice President)
  • Mr. Gary Beastrom
  • Mr. Jeff Campo
  • Mr. Dino Corvino
  • Ms. Michelle Van Krey
  • Mr. Scott Winch

To contact the Library Board, use the information in the Board Members informational document, or send a letter to "MCPL Board of Trustees, 300 North First Street, Wausau, WI 54403."

    Library Board Meetings

    Library Board Meetings normally occur on the third Monday of every month at noon at the library's Wausau Headquarters, although irregular and/or off-site meetings may be scheduled occasionally. In 2021, the board is scheduled to meet on 1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15 and 12/20. Additional meetings may be scheduled for special topics. Meetings are open to the public except as specified under Wisconsin law.

    Recent / upcoming meetings:

    Potential System Change: Feedback & Documents

    On January 25, 2021, the Library Board voted to approve a motion for the Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) to join the South Central Library System (SCLS). The 4-3 vote was preceded by a year-long analysis by the Library System Task Force, which was formed in January 2020 to thoroughly examine the cost and benefits of joining SCLS. In December 2020, the Task Force’s final recommendation was that MCPL join SCLS ... (read more)