Christmas and New Year Closing:  Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec.26, Jan.31st, Jan. 1

Library Programs

Manitowish Waters Historical Society Presents the viewing of…

“Christmas For The Town – 1988”

-A Jim Robinson Movie-

When:  Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Time:  Noon – 1

Where:   Showing at the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library

Enjoy town history of 30 years ago!  This is a FREE program.  Refreshments will be served.

Marvel In Manitowish Waters Activities

Read Christmas Stories to Therapy Dog, Brandy!

When:  Saturday, Dec. 22nd

Where:  Frank B. Koller Memorial Library, Manitowish Waters

Time:  10am-Noon

Brandy is a female chocolate lab, and a recent graduate of Therapy Dogs International.    She would love any child or even adult, to read Christmas stories to her!   No sign up necessary, just come on in between 10am –Noon at the above date.  

Craft Days

When:  Thursday Dec. 27th – Saturday Dec. 29th, 2018

Where:  Frank B. Koller Memorial Library, Manitowish Waters

Time:  During library hours: Thurs., 3-7pm, Fri., 9-3   Sat. 9-12

Crafts for the young and old!

    Sticker Art, Color Your Own Greeting Card,

    Scratch Art,  And More!     

Looking for something to do over Christmas?     Stop by the library for some

family time and fun activities.   FREE & No sign up necessary.  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library.

Book Group

The Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday January 3rd, 2019 at 3pm to discuss Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh.

Stop by the library to pick up your copy or place a hold.   New members to the book club are always welcome!

New Fiction

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

Milkman by Anna Burns

Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts

Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates

New Non-Fiction

Silk Roads:  An Illustrated New History of the World by Pete Frankopan

Ship of Fools by Tucker Carlson

Insane Mode:  How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End The Oil Age by Hamish McKenzie

Books on CD

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

Pandemic by Robin Cook

Murder She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher

New Movies


Anchor and Hope

Mile 22


Mah Jongg – The Dragon Ladies

Meets every Wednesday at 9am.   Anyone welcome!

NOTICE:   As with all programs, more parking is available next door at the Community Center.


Do you order a lot from Amazon?  If so, you can help raise money for the library each time you place an order.  It’s easy!   To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization-Frank B. Koller Memorial Library– to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

Thank you for putting the library on YOUR shopping list!

New Audio Books – on our Amazon Fire 7!

YES!   We have an Amazon Fire 7 available for check-out.   Why would you want to check it out?   For the audio books!    If your new car did not come with a CD player, and you miss listening to your stories while driving, this is the gadget for you!     The following books are on the Amazon Fire 7:

Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger

Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Miss Julie Raises the Roof by Ann B. Ross

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner

And Many More!

Digitizing Studio

Koller Memorial Library

Do you own old slides, negatives, VHS, cassettes or vinyl records?   If so, do you want to digitize them into a DVD or CD?   FREE?   Here is your chance!

Thanks to a LSTA grant, the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library owns the following equipment:

VHS to DVD Converter

Film to Digital Converter

Record/Cassette to CD Converter

Slides and Negatives to Digital Converter

This is a FREE service, although if using our DVDs or CDs we ask a small donation.    Please call the library at 715-543-2700 to reserve a time for your digitizing project.

“The Memory Project Studio is made possible through a grant funded from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).”

Stamp Sales

For your convenience, the library sells postage stamps.   There is also a mail receptacle near the library entrance.

Winter Hours

Monday 9-3

Tuesday 3-7

Wednesday 9-3

Thursday 3-7

Friday 9-3

Saturday 9-Noon

Christmas and New Year Closing:  Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec.26, Jan.31st, Jan. 1