A donation to the Rhinelander District Library will help seniors and children in the area.
Library Director Ed Hughes outlines the $1,000 gift from the Rhinelander Women's Club...
"....to be distributed between our senior outreach program and our Children's Department. The senior outreach person says she would like to take her portion of the money and spend it on buying CD players for audio books. She does a lot of outreach to nursing homes...."
Old-fashioned books are holding their own in a world of e-readers, according to a new online survey.
The Pew Research Center reports that in 2013, a bigger percentage of American adults read e-books. But there also appears to be more people reading more print books. That could indicate people aren’t necessarily giving up one for the other.
Rhinelander Library Director Ed Hughes says the findings are surprising.
A draft proposal for an addition to the Rhinelander District Library is nearing a decision by its Board.
The board has been working with an architect to provide additional space, especially meeting rooms says Library Director Ed Hughes...
"....I saw what was supposed to be the penultimate drawing for the plan, this is long before the final one, but I'm looking at it and I think there's some things in there that need to be fixed in my opinion. It's looking really good. If it was ready tomorrow I'd say, 'go ahead'.....
The Rhinelander District Library Board has agreed to cut hours to make up a budget shortfall.
This fall, Director Ed Hughes told the Rhinelander city council his budget was overdrawn because of an error made concerning employee health insurance last year. With the city and supporting towns experiencing tight fiscal times, they rejected an increase to cover the loss.
Hughes says the library board agreed to not fill a vacant position and cut hours...
No increase in budget could result in fewer employees and reduced hours at the Rhinelander District Library.
The government partners voted no to a $40,000 increase during an arbitration hearing this week. If the towns of Newbold, Pine Lake, Crescent, and Pelican, along with the city of Rhinelander object to a proposed budget, they can ask for a hearing. . The government partners voted against the increase. Oneida County also helps with funding. Hughes says the library's budget is close to $900,000.
Architects will be drawing up a plan over the coming months for expanding the Rhinelander District Library.
The Board of Trustees has selected HBM Architects for the redesign. Board President Janet Baer says the board chose the Cleveland-based firm in part because of its experience redoing Carnegie libraries.