Library Fun Passport Program

It’s National Library Week and in celebration of all the great libraries in Northern Wisconsin our Northern Waters Library Network is sponsoring a Passport program.  The Program runs from April 24-August 31, 2023.  Those wishing to participate may pick up a passport from any NWLN library.  Mellen has them available or you may print one here:  Then visit NWLN libraries and ask the library staff to stamp and date your passport.  Once you’ve visited ten libraries, ask an NWLN library for a prize entry slip.  You will need to fill out the prize entry form and return it to the library staff to enter the prize drawing.  Grand prize is $100 Kwik Trip card, string bag, mug, car bingo game, heated 12V car blanket, travel pillow, portable 12V air compressor, LifeStraw & compass, and a DeLorme Wisconsin Atlas – approximately a $250 value!  An additional four prize packages are part of this Summer’s Passport prizes.

The Friends of the Mellen Library are excited to announce a Summer Raffle!  Prize were donated by our awesome local businesses:  1st Prize:  10ft Kayak donated by Columbia Forest Products; 2nd Prize: 2-Two Day General Admission Tickets to Concert in the Corn donated by North Country Lumber; 3rd Prize: Corn Hole Game donated by Sunshine’s Agriculture Farm Experience; 4th Prize: Treat Yourself with $100 donated by Northern State Bank; and 5th Prize:  $100 Gas Card donated by Northern Finnish Mutual Insurance.  Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.  They are available from Friends of the Library members or at the Library. The drawing will be held on July 4th at The Friends Place (library patio) during our Bellringer Race Awards Ceremony.

There’s just a week left to get your 2023 Bellringer Race T-shirt Designs to the Library and enter our contest.  Rules for the contest may be picked up at the library or found on our Facebook page, Legion Memorial Library, or our website,

The 2023 Bellringer Race registration is now open.  You may register online here:  Or you may pick up an already printed registration form from the library to fill out.  To receive a t-shirt, you must submit a registration form or t-shirt only form by Friday, June 9th at noon.  No more t-shirt orders will be taken after this date & time.

Our interpretation of The Art Sherpa’s “Magic Forest Book Stairs” was a success.  You may find our work on the library’s Facebook page or on our website under the News section.

Summer Reading plans are underway!  This year’s theme is:  “All Together Now”.  We are planning activities we can enjoy together once again, but are also keeping activities that you can do that best fit your own individual schedules.

Hope to see you soon at the library.