Matheson Memorial Library (MML) is located in downtown Elkhorn, at the intersection of Wisconsin Street & Court Street. MML has 7,013 resident borrowers and 6,620 non-resident borrowers for a total of 13,633 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?

2018 revenues were as follows:
$403,152 from City of Elkhorn
$415,039 from Walworth & other County taxes
$64,377 other revenue (fines, donations, interest, etc.)

2018 Report

246,738 Total circulation

33,685 SHARE items loaned out

34,605 SHARE items borrowed

15,921 eBook & audio book checkouts (a 15% increase from last year)

125,380 In-Person visits

11,680  Uses of library computers

12,455 Children & Teens attended 462 Programs

2,750 Adults attended 280 Programs

Accomplishments in 2018

  • New Friends Meeting Room in upper level
  • Additional landscaping & walkway on the south side of the library
  • Redesigned and repaved the library parking lot
  • New paint and carpeting in the Community Center
  • New carpeting in our staff break room
  • Unveiled a new online collection of oral history interviews with longtime city residents

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