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Community to celebrate 75-year milestone for Plum Lake Library Sunday, Aug. 24
Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author, will be guest speaker
The Plum Lake Library was established 75 years ago, a milestone that will be celebrated Sunday, Aug. 24, in Sayner.
The Plum Lake Library was established 75 years ago, a milestone that will be celebrated Sunday, Aug. 24, in Sayner.

The Plum Lake Public Library in Sayner will be celebrating 75 years of service to the Sayner-Star Lake and surrounding areas with a special celebration Sunday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m.  

Special guest speaker for the event will be Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author of “Deep End of the Ocean” and many other novels written for those of all ages. 

The event will be held on the library lawn with cake and refreshments to be served.  Book World of Minocqua will be on hand with books for sale and autographs.

The Plum Lake Library began in a small room in the basement of the Sayner Grade School. Members of the Plum Lake Woman’s Club opened the doors of the Plum Lake Woman’s Club Library in December 1939.  

Mrs. Edward Mykleby organized and served as the first librarian. Books came from many sources: donations, organizations, gifts and memorials. 

In 1976, when the Sayner Grade School was razed, the Plum Lake Library was forced to move into the basement of the Plum Lake town hall.  

The library soon outgrew that space, and with the help of many organizations and library supporters, a new state of the art library building was built on the Main Street of Sayner.  

The new facility was opened in August 1992. As library use continued to grow, it was evident that more space was needed, so once again the community rallied together to fund a 1,200 square-foot addition for youth services.  

This outgoing of support continues today and is what makes the Plum Lake Library a source of pride for the community.  

For more information about library events and resources, call 715-542-2020 or check out the library’s website at sayner.wislib.org.

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