Upcoming Events

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The Bellringer is a 2 & 5 mile race held on the 4th of July by Friends of the Library was a success!  Thank you to our Race Director, Volunteers, Sponsors, and Participants!  Race results may be found here: https://www.athlinks.com/.../results/Event/1015802/Results



Digital Library

Meet Libby, Wisconsin Digital Library's new app for enjoying ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. A fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library.



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The Catalog

The Catalog is shared by member libraries of the Northern Waters Library Network of NWLS. With a library card, patrons can directly request, renew, and check the status of items either checked out or on hold.


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Understand the world. Navigate life.
Access The New York Times here.  The original, quality journalism of The New York Times helps youmake sense of this moment — and make everyday life better.

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NYT Cooking

New York Times Cooking is an inspiring cooking guide, innovative and
interactive kitchen tool, and diverse recipe collection that helps home
cooks of every level discover, save and organize the world’s best
recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent



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Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language Online, available anytime, anywhere in 110+ languages.


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Using your NWLN Library card, you can access Kanopy. With an extensive collection of narrative and documentary films, as well as TV series and kids content, we’re pleased to bring this streaming service to our community. 

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Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Access is free with your NWLN library card.


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Painting Sessions

Gather at the library once a month and enjoy painting with other hobbyists. One session is offered at 6:30 pm for five teen and/or adult painters at each session. We follow along with recorded online instruction. 

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Friends of the Library Bellringer

2022 Race Results found here:  https://www.athlinks.com/event/368140 The Friends biggest fundraising event of the year is the Bellringer.  Your choice of a 2 or 5 mile race held annually on the 4th of July.  Follow on Facebook & Instagram, Mellen Bellringer.  


Book Clubs

What Kind of Book Club Is This?!?! meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6 pm and the Morning Book Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9 am. Books are borrowed through our Northern Waters Library Network. Contact the library staff to join.

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Please note: The library will be closed if the Mellen School closes, due to inclement weather.

Library Closings

Please Note:
The library will be closed if the Mellen School closes, due to inclement weather.