Library Hours

  • Monday – Thursday     9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday                              9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday                         9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday                            Closed

Library Board

Library board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:30 pm. Board packets are posted  below.

Library Board Responsibilities

Responsibilities and Duties of the Library Board

The Waupaca Area Public Library Board has a great deal of responsibility and many important duties to perform. The basic building block for every Library Board is a set of bylaws. Bylaws should be updated at least every five (5) years. Included in the bylaws should not only be the composition of the board, officer’s responsibilities, and information regarding meetings, committees, etc., but also terms of office, number of re-appointments allowed, action taken for frequent absence, and procedure for securing, appointing, and orientating new board members. I have outlined some of the major responsibilities and duties of the Library board below:

a) Create a set of bylaws.
b) Hold effective meetings.
c) Hire the library director.
d) Evaluate the library director.
e) Develop the Library budget.
f) Set library staff salaries and wages
g) Developing essential library policies.
h) Planning for the library’s future.
i) Cooperation with the Outagamie Waupaca Library System
h) Library Board Orientation Checklist
The current Wisconsin Public Library Trustee Manual provides details on the responsibilities and duties of the Library Board.

Revised 3/2007

Board Links

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction- Library Trustee Handbook

Library Board Bylaws

Library Board Members

Collin Dykstra
138 Shadow Lake Dr
Waupaca, WI 54981
City Council – Alternate715-258-3002
County Board Rep
Julie Eiden
E1098 S Radley Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981
Vice President
Finance and Personnel Committees
Alisa Forseth
E2325 King Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981
Youth on Board – Alternate 715-258-4140
Des-Waupaca School
Sarah Hanneman
E2325 King Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981
Personnel, Policy and Planning Committees715-258-4141
County Board Rep
John Miller
N2410 Long Cove Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981
County Board Supervisor
Finance and Planning Committees
Cory Nagel
901 Big Pine Ct
Waupaca, WI 54981
City Council Representative
Finance, Personnel, Planning and Policy Committees
Holly Olsen
1318 Stone Ridge Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981
Planning and Policy Committees630-532-0524
Melanie Peterson
915 Nevermind Ct
Waupaca, WI 54981
All Committees
Alton Ross
E2325 King Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981
Youth on Board
Planning and Policy Committees
John Turner
N2028 Barlow St
Waupaca, WI 54981
Exhibit, Finance, Policy and Planning Committees
Mary Zimmerman
312 W Union St
Waupaca, WI 54981
 Personnel and Policy Committees 715-412-1263

Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS) Board Members

Diane Forsythe
N2279 Country Ln
Waupaca, WI 54981
OWLS Board Member715-258-8462

Exhibit Room Coordinator

Liz KneerExhibit Room Coordinator715-258-4414

Board Packets

Board Committes

  • Exhibit: Peterson and Turner
  • Finance: Eiden, Miller, Nagel, Peterson, and Turner
  • Personnel: Eiden, Hanneman, Nagel, Peterson and Zimmermann
  • Planning: Hanneman, Miller, Nagel, Olsen, Peterson, Ross and Turner
  • Policy: Hannemann, Nagel, Olsen, Peterson, Ross, Turner and Zimmerman