Portage Public Library - Wisconsin
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N 43° 32.307 W 089° 27.738
16T E 301060 N 4823557
Quick Description: Portage Public Library is located at 253 W. Edgewater St.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2007 11:22:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM2FZE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
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Long Description:
Library Services

Adult Programs
Book discussions, performing artists, workshops and other special programs to meet information and cultural needs. Programs are announced by newspaper, radio and library handouts. Special accommodations are provided for all programs with one week advance notice.

Children's Programs
Storytime, family extravaganza programs, and summer reading activities for preschool and school-aged children. Please call the library, or see Children's Services, for current information. A computer is now available in the the Children's Area equipped with games for children, ages preschool- 12 years old. Please register at the desk. A library card is required, and parental supervision for children, preschool.

Information Service
Special collections of materials are available. Call or come in for information on any subject. If you can't find what you need, please ask!

Interlibrary Loan Service
Materials or information not available in the library may be reserved or requested from another library. Use of the automated system and a special delivery service makes it possible to receive requested items in a timely fashion. Online databases make it possible for us to receive materials outside of our library system.

Internet Access
The library now offers separate computer workstations with access to the Internet. Reservations may be made for up to one hour per day. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Please see the Internet Use Policy for more information.

Memorials Program
"Libraries are not made, they grow." In 1900, the first seed was planted in Portage, and our library has grown ever since. A large part of this growth has been due to memorials, gifts, bequests, and endowments provided by concerned civic-minded citizens. There are many ways to help the library continue to grow:

Purchase a Memorial book for the collection.
Endow a special service.
Establish a trust fund for books or other materials.
Make an outright bequest or gift to the library for use as the Library Board sees fit.
Establish a charitable remainder trust for the benefit of the library.
All donations are tax deductible.

The Library Board has designed a new brochure detailing the Portage Public Library Memorials Program, available at the circulation desk.

Outreach Programs
Low Vision
The library serves as a contact for those requiring Braille and talking books (provided free by the Library of Congress) as well as providing large print books and books on tape.

Nursing Home
Volunteers regularly visit the nursing home to read and provide materials to residents.

Homebound
Volunteers provide delivery of materials for those physically unable to visit the library. Call for information.

Word Processors
The Library now has 3 Word Processing Computers for public use. Please register at the desk. Please see the Word Processing Computer
Classification of Library: Public Library (Open to all)

Internet access available: Yes - Library Terminal: Register with Library Clerk to use

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 9AM-8:30PM Friday 9AM-6PM Saturday 10AM-4PM


Library Website: [Web Link]

Additional Internet Connection Options: Not listed

Approximate date of opening.: Not listed

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