The Iron River Public Library will be closed
Tuesday, July 4th
for Independence Day.
We will re-open on Wednesday, July 5th at 10am.
accepting any donations of books, DVDs, and other
materials for the book sale until the completion
of the expansion.
The 2017 Summer Reading Program is HERE!
Kids 4 - 13 years old
can sign up and earn prizes for reading!
The program runs Saturday, June 3rd
through Saturday, August 19th.
Check out the event calendar available online and at the library
to find out all of the fun things we have planned for the summer.
There's something for the whole family!
Get ready to challenge your mind and body!!!
We've reached our goal!
Our fundraising for Phase 1 of the expansion is complete,
but we still need your donations for Phase 2, which will
include additional parking, an outdoor classroom, and more!
Looking for fun ways to help out
the library with its expansion?
Watch this page for current and upcoming fundraising events.
To help us raise money, you can:
when you check out books and movies.
Growing to Serve You!
Our library is expanding, and we need your help.
Do We Need to Grow?
Based on a 2013 comparison of peer libraries, the Iron River Public Library
is serving significantly more people with less space and staff than most libraries
of comparable size. Circulation levels are high and typical
of larger libraries in larger communities.
The library's expenses are low compared to libraries of comparable size.
We get a lot of "bang for our buck," but we need to keep pace with
the needs of the 21st century: more space for computers, books, and gathering areas.
Simply put, we need more room!
Turn the Page With Us!
The Library's Board of Trustees seeks donors to help fund the
much-needed expansion of the library. With your help, we will double its size
by adding 2,100 square feet to the existing building,
offering a contemporary, dynamic service to all the communities we serve.
We hope to break ground as early as spring of 2017.
View the floor plan
View the elevation
Dr. Seuss - $1-99
J.K. Rowling - $100-249
Stephen King - $250-499
Louise Erdrich - $500-999
Mark Twain - $1000-2499
Agatha Christie - $2500-4999
F. Scott Fitzgerald - $5000-9999
William Shakespeare - $10,000 and above
Donors will be formally recognized on a permanent plaque.
Your gift is tax-deductible as provided by law.
By Mail: If you have received a brochure in the mail, you can return the
enclosed envelope with your donation by mail or by dropping it off
at the Iron River Public Library.
At the Library: Bring cash, a check, or use your credit card to make
Over the Phone: We can process credit card donations over the phone,
and a receipt will be mailed to you.
The Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Memorial Library (EGBML) has provided quality materials and services that fulfill the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the Iron River area since 2001. The EGBML is situated in the small town of Iron River, Wisconsin, where the year-round resident population is 761. In addition to serving people in the immediate vicinity of the Town of Iron River, the EGBML also serves several smaller communities in the surrounding 950-square-mile area. The Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Memorial Library serves children in three school districts, including Maple, South Shore, and Drummond.