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Matheson Memorial Library (MML) is located in downtown Elkhorn, at the intersection of Wisconsin Street & Court Street. MML has 6,608 resident borrowers and 6,113 non-resident borrowers for a total of 12,721 card holders. The library serves residents in the following areas: City of Elkhorn, La Grange, Geneva, Sugar Creek, Lafayette, Delavan Township.

How is the library funded?

2019 revenues were as follows:
$411,215 from City of Elkhorn
$443,564 from Walworth & other County taxes
$71,416 other revenue (fines, donations, interest, etc.)

2019 Report

254,016 Total circulation

35,388 SHARE items loaned out

33,610 SHARE items borrowed

17,655 eBook & audio book checkouts (a 15% increase from last year)

147,276 In-Person visits

10,713  Uses of library computers

11,035 Children & Teens attended 440 Programs

2,440 Adults attended 166 Programs

7,381 new items added to the collection

Accomplishments in 2019

  • New service desk on the main level
  • New display furniture
  • Updates for the library Story Room: new paint and installed new cabinets
  • Phase 2 of online oral history interviews with local residents
  • New foundation landscaping on the south side of the library

Services at the Library

  • Children’s programs weekly
  • Summer Reading Program for all ages
  • Group visits and tours by appointment
  • Microsoft Office Suite on all public computers
  • Afternoon & Evening Book Clubs and offsite Short Story Discussion Group
  • Free internet access through Wi-Fi and high speed broadband
  • Book-a-Librarian session for technology, computers, and devices
  • Educational, informational and cultural programs

Online Services from your Library

  • Ebooks, audiobooks, video and music via Wisconsin’s Digital Library at dbooks.wplc.info
  • ReferenceUSA, source of business and residential information for reference and research
  • Access to HeritageQuest genealogy database
  • Flipster digital magazine download service
  • GaleCourses and Lynda.com free continuing education classes
  • Kanopy video streaming service