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The Black River Falls Public Library Celebrates 150 years


Black River Falls Public Library is the first library to be established in Wisconsin in November 1872, and this year marks the library’s 150th anniversary!

Libraries are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools, and campuses, providing public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect. The Black River Falls Public Library strives to meet its community’s core needs by offering programming for children and adults, employment-related services, adult literacy programming, book clubs, homebound delivery, and computer access including online resources. In addition, the Library collaborates with other civic and service organizations to actively engage with the people we serve.

As part of the 150th  anniversary, we are calling for your “library story”! We would love to hear how a library or librarian impacted your life or your best memory of a library or librarian. Library stories need only be a paragraph or less in length and should be submitted to Library Director Cara Hart at by Friday, August 12, 2022.

On Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 1 p.m., the Library is planning a special program to celebrate its 150th anniversary. More details will be coming soon. Please visit the Library’s website,, and Facebook page to stay informed about additional programming being planned to celebrate this momentous occasion. You are also welcome to visit the Black River Falls Public Library at 222 Fillmore Street, or call 715-284-4112 and speak with one of our staff.

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Black River Falls Public Library

222 Fillmore St

Black River Falls, WI 54615



Mon-Weds: 9am-6pm

Thurs-Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat: 9am-1pm

Sun: Closed