About Us

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Larsen Family Public Library is to provide quality materials and services which fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike.”

Vision Statement

“Better Libraries Build Better Communities”

Library Staff

Library Director: Patti Meyer – pmeyer@webster.wislib.org
Librarian: Desiree Steinberg – dlsteinberg510@gmail.com

Library Board Trustees

Laura Rachford, President
Tim Maloney, Webster Village Board Representative
Diane Lund, County Representative and Siren Representative
Liz Simonsen, Treasurer and County Representative
Sherill Summer, Webster Representative
Buzz Byrne, Vice-President & County Board Representative
Kari Roppe, Secretary and Webster School Representative

Board Meetings

Held the second Monday of the month. Open to the public.

Bylaws and Policies

Available from the Library Director

Larsen Family Public Library History

  • July 1989: Community committee formed Friends of Burnett Community Library
  • February 1990: Burnett County Board announced funding available for county library planning
  • June 1990: County Board appointed committee to determine the feasibility of a library
  • November 1990: Former discount food store donated north of Siren at Highway 35/70 intersection
  • April 19, 1991: Grand Opening of the volunteer library with 3,000 books; dependent on donations
  • May 1991: First Bank of Wisconsin donated their old brick building to Webster Village for use as a library; became a municipal library
  • January 1992: Library opened in bank building after extensive shoring up of floor; card holders 200
  • October 1992: Grand Opening event; card holders grew rapidly 800+; by 2011, 3500
  • August 2004: Discussion of a new library begun by Friends of the Library
  • Summer 2005: Start of fund-raising campaign to expand Burnett Community Library
  • Summer 2006: Friends mailed brochure to all area residents & businesses requesting support and donations
  • Spring 2009: Larsen Chevrolet building available; donated by Terry Larsen; fundraising expanded
  • February 2011: “Wall-breaking” ceremony to mark beginning of Larsen building renovation
  • August 18, 2011: Library closed for “Big Move”
  • August 22, 2011: Library reopened in new building; name changed to Larsen Family Public Library
  • September 9, 2011: Grand Opening celebration; looking forward to many years of service to our Burnett County residents!