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Matheson Memorial Library (MML) is located in downtown Elkhorn, at the intersection of Wisconsin Street & Court Street. MML has 5,828 resident borrowers and 5,620 non-resident borrowers for a total of 11,448 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?

2020 revenues were as follows:
$417,013 from City of Elkhorn
$492,156 from Walworth & other County taxes
$46,247 other revenue (fines, donations, interest, etc.)

2020 Report

153,366 Total circulation

29,156 SHARE items loaned out

29,368 SHARE items borrowed

18,694 eBook & audio book checkouts (a 15% increase from last year)

44,287 In-Person visits

4,647  Uses of library computers

3,305 Children & Teens attended 170 Programs

1,244 Adults attended 134 Programs

6,691 new items added to the collection

Accomplishments in 2020

  • New screen and AV equipment in the Community Center
  • New cabinets in our staff break room
  • Completed landscaping project on the south side of the library

Services at the Library were greatly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.  We were closed for over two months and had limited hours when we reopened. Most of our regular programs and services were cancelled or went virtual. 

  • Summer Reading Program for all ages
  • Afternoon & Evening Book Clubs and offsite Short Story Discussion Group
  • Free internet access through Wi-Fi and high speed broadband
  • Educational, informational and cultural programs

Online Services from your Library

  • Ebooks, audiobooks, video and music via Wisconsin’s Digital Library at dbooks.wplc.info
  • Reference Solutions, source of business and residential information for reference and research
  • Access to HeritageQuest genealogy database
  • GaleCourses and LinkedIn Learning free continuing education classes
  • Kanopy video streaming service
  • Brainfuse homework and educational database (New in 2020)
  • Creativebug crafting and artistic projects database (New in 2020)
  • Hoopla free eBook, audiobook, and video streaming service (New in 2020)