The Bellringer is a 2 mile race held on the 4th of July by the Friends of the Mellen Library.  To register online * CLICK HERE 

Paper copies are available from the library or may be emailed to you.  Contact [email protected]

Changes for 2024: one Two Mile Race  Register before May 31: $16/$20          Register after June 1: $21/$25


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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NWLN Passport Program - 2024

Passport Program

Visit 10 or more libraries in the Northern Waters Library Network (NWLN) and you could win fabulous prizes! Passports will be available to pick up at any Northern Waters library or print one out from


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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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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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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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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Crafts 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

Teens & adults gather at the library once a month and enjoy painting with other hobbyists. We follow along with recorded online instruction. 


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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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Book Clubs

The Summer Reading Book Club will be held at 6pm on Mondays, June 10, July 15 & August 12th.  Click the link below for titles.  Books are borrowed through our Northern Waters Library Network. Contact the library staff to join.  Our regular book clubs will begin again in September.  We'll be celebrating 20 years of book club discussions.

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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.





Upcoming Events

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