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The Library is now open

T.B. Scott Free Library is open to the public for a variety of limited services provided to protect the health of all members of our community.

This is an unprecedented time and we are grateful for your continued support and patience. Please continue to monitor our website and social media pages for further information and digital programming and activities.

Our new hours of operation during this time are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 am – 1 pm

The library continues to offer curbside service to any who request it.

Please observe the following restrictions when you come to the library:

  • Masks are required by all patrons and staff except those age 2 and under.
  • Parents, children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by you or another responsible adult during their time at the library and may not be left unattended in the library at any time.
  • A limit will be placed on the number of people in the building, based on the current phased capacity limit.
  • Continue to follow CDC recommendations to keep yourself and others safe, including social distancing and staying home if you are sick.
  • Follow the directional signage posted in the library.
  • Seating will be limited to 1 person/table.

As a result of the new public health protocols, some services have changed:

  • Extensive and regular cleaning of public and staff spaces in the library is a priority.
  • Blocks, Legos and other shared equipment will not be available for use.
  • In person Story times, classes, and other gatherings will remain suspended until further notice.
  • Meeting room reservations are canceled until further notice.
  • Computer access will be limited depending on usage. Priority will be given to job seekers and those filing for unemployment.

Please return materials to the outdoor book drops. Once materials are returned, they will be quarantined for at least 96 hours.  Items checked out prior to the Library closing were due June 1.

Visit our Summer Library Programs web page to see what we have to offer this Summer, such as our reading program for all ages and the Summer Meal Program for kids.

The library's digital and virtual resources, which have seen an increase in use during the closing, continue to be an option for those more comfortable staying home. Thousands of choices are offered through the Libby app which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

The Library is now open

T.B. Scott Free Library is open to the public for a variety of limited services provided to protect the health of all members of our community.

This is an unprecedented time and we are grateful for your continued support and patience. Please continue to monitor our website and social media pages for further information and digital programming and activities.

Our new hours of operation during this time are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 am – 1 pm

The library continues to offer curbside service to any who request it.

Please observe the following restrictions when you come to the library:

  • Masks are required by all patrons and staff except those age 2 and under.
  • Parents, children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by you or another responsible adult during their time at the library and may not be left unattended in the library at any time.
  • A limit will be placed on the number of people in the building, based on the current phased capacity limit.
  • Continue to follow CDC recommendations to keep yourself and others safe, including social distancing and staying home if you are sick.
  • Follow the directional signage posted in the library.
  • Seating will be limited to 1 person/table.

As a result of the new public health protocols, some services have changed:

  • Extensive and regular cleaning of public and staff spaces in the library is a priority.
  • Blocks, Legos and other shared equipment will not be available for use.
  • In person Story times, classes, and other gatherings will remain suspended until further notice.
  • Meeting room reservations are canceled until further notice.
  • Computer access will be limited depending on usage. Priority will be given to job seekers and those filing for unemployment.

Please return materials to the outdoor book drops. Once materials are returned, they will be quarantined for at least 96 hours.  Items checked out prior to the Library closing were due June 1.

Visit our Summer Library Programs web page to see what we have to offer this Summer, such as our reading program for all ages and the Summer Meal Program for kids.

The library's digital and virtual resources, which have seen an increase in use during the closing, continue to be an option for those more comfortable staying home. Thousands of choices are offered through the Libby app which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Curbside Pickup Services

T.B. Scott Free Library is providing contactless, curbside pickup of materials by appointment. Staff members are taking precautions by wearing gloves and masks at all times while handling your requested materials. To maintain social distancing, staff cannot accept in-person returns. Please return materials to the outdoor book drops.  All library materials checked-out prior to closure are due back no later than June 1, 2020.

Curbside Pickup

  • Place your holds: Call 715-536-7191 to request materials or place holds through our online catalog for items available in Merrill only. Phones will be staffed Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 1pm. After hours messages will be returned the next working day.
  • Schedule a time for pickup: We’ll give you a call when your items are ready to arrange an appointment for pickup.
  • Follow the signs: Drive into a designated pickup stall at the library at your appointment time. Alternate arrangements will be made if you don’t have a vehicle.
  • Collect your items: When you arrive at your appointment time, a staff member will bring out your checked-out materials. With your window closed, we ask that you or whomever is picking up your materials present the library card in the window of the vehicle to verify that we are giving the requested materials to the correct person. We will then place the bag of materials in front of your stall. Or if you’d prefer, you may open your trunk and we can place your items there. In this way, we are ensuring social distancing.
  • Due date(s): Each curbside check-out of library materials includes a check-out slip with due dates for each item. Lost the slip? Patrons may also check when their materials are due by signing-in to their V-Cat library accounts.

Once materials are returned, they will be quarantined for at least 96 hours.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we begin to provide services in a new way that is safe for everyone. Wait times may be longer than usual, and you may occasionally need to leave a message while we are helping other patrons. We will return your call as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at a safe distance soon!

Note: If you are sick, please stay home. Do not come to the library to pick up your materials.

Curbside Pickup Services

T.B. Scott Free Library is providing contactless, curbside pickup of materials by appointment. Staff members are taking precautions by wearing gloves and masks at all times while handling your requested materials. To maintain social distancing, staff cannot accept in-person returns. Please return materials to the outdoor book drops.  All library materials checked-out prior to closure are due back no later than June 1, 2020.

Curbside Pickup

  • Place your holds: Call 715-536-7191 to request materials or place holds through our online catalog for items available in Merrill only. Phones will be staffed Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 1pm. After hours messages will be returned the next working day.
  • Schedule a time for pickup: We’ll give you a call when your items are ready to arrange an appointment for pickup.
  • Follow the signs: Drive into a designated pickup stall at the library at your appointment time. Alternate arrangements will be made if you don’t have a vehicle.
  • Collect your items: When you arrive at your appointment time, a staff member will bring out your checked-out materials. With your window closed, we ask that you or whomever is picking up your materials present the library card in the window of the vehicle to verify that we are giving the requested materials to the correct person. We will then place the bag of materials in front of your stall. Or if you’d prefer, you may open your trunk and we can place your items there. In this way, we are ensuring social distancing.
  • Due date(s): Each curbside check-out of library materials includes a check-out slip with due dates for each item. Lost the slip? Patrons may also check when their materials are due by signing-in to their V-Cat library accounts.

Once materials are returned, they will be quarantined for at least 96 hours.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we begin to provide services in a new way that is safe for everyone. Wait times may be longer than usual, and you may occasionally need to leave a message while we are helping other patrons. We will return your call as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at a safe distance soon!

Note: If you are sick, please stay home. Do not come to the library to pick up your materials.

Family Story Time Online

The Great Scotty Bake-Off

Register today to participate in the upcoming ghoulish bake-off!

Monday, Oct. 26
6pm - 7:30pm

Family Story Time Online

Family Story Time Online

Go to our Facebook Page to read, sing, clap, laugh and dance with Miss Andrea when Family Story Time premieres online:

Wednesday, Oct. 28
@ 10am

Escape to the River Bend Trail virtual escape room

Virtual Escape Room

Escape to the River Bend Trail... virtually!

Masked Reads

Masked Reads

It's like a blind date
...with social distancing!
Pick a genre and we'll pick the book for you.

Explore from Home

Go to the zoo! A concert! Into space!

Virtually!  Take a look at some of our fascinating resources to visit places around the world from the comfort of your home.

Openings available in after school study program.

Pre-registration required.

Please call for details:
715-536-7191

MyVote Wisconsin

2020 General Election

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Deadline to Request
Absentee Ballot

October 29, 2020

Vote Absentee

Where Do I Vote?

What's On My Ballot?

Register To Vote

Free Resources to Access with your Library Card

Free Resources to Access with your Library Card

T.B. Scott Free Library
106 West First Street
Merrill, WI 54452

Telephone (715) 536 - 7191

Fax (715) 536 - 1705

Starting June 1st
Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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