We Have Moved!
Our temporary site is
the Masons' Lodge - 7575 W. Mill St.,
which is across Main Street from the
current library building.
Our hours for our temporary location are:
10am - 6pm Monday through Friday
10am - 2pm Saturday
Closed Saturday, Nov 11 for Veterans' Day
Closed Thursday and Friday November 23, 24 for Thanksgiving
Parking will be available along Mill and Main Streets.
At the temporary location, all books
except children's picture books will be unavailable.
However, you can order any items you would like,
and they will come to the library via delivery.
DVDs, music CDs, new books,
newspapers, and magazines will
still be available at the library.
We apologize for any inconvenience the construction may cause
our patrons, and we ask for everyone's patience while our new
addition is being built.
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accepting any donations of books, DVDs, and other
materials for the book sale until the completion
of the expansion.
Growing to Serve You!
Our library is expanding, and we need your help.
Do We Need to Grow?
Based on a 2013 comparison of peer libraries, the Iron River Public Library
is serving significantly more people with less space and staff than most libraries
of comparable size. Circulation levels are high and typical
of larger libraries in larger communities.
The library's expenses are low compared to libraries of comparable size.
We get a lot of "bang for our buck," but we need to keep pace with
the needs of the 21st century: more space for computers, books, and gathering areas.
Simply put, we need more room!
Turn the Page With Us!
The Library's Board of Trustees seeks donors to help fund the
much-needed expansion of the library. With your help, we will double its size
by adding 2,100 square feet to the existing building,
offering a contemporary, dynamic service to all the communities we serve.
View the floor plan
View the elevation
Dr. Seuss - $1-99
J.K. Rowling - $100-249
Stephen King - $250-499
Louise Erdrich - $500-999
Mark Twain - $1000-2499
Agatha Christie - $2500-4999
F. Scott Fitzgerald - $5000-9999
William Shakespeare - $10,000 and above
Donors will be formally recognized on a permanent plaque.
Your gift is tax-deductible as provided by law.
By Mail: If you have received a brochure in the mail, you can return the
enclosed envelope with your donation by mail or by dropping it off
at the Iron River Public Library.
At the Library: Bring cash, a check, or use your credit card to make
Over the Phone: We can process credit card donations over the phone,
and a receipt will be mailed to you.
The Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Memorial Library (EGBML) has provided quality materials and services that fulfill the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the Iron River area since 2001. The EGBML is situated in the small town of Iron River, Wisconsin, where the year-round resident population is 761. In addition to serving people in the immediate vicinity of the Town of Iron River, the EGBML also serves several smaller communities in the surrounding 950-square-mile area. The Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Memorial Library serves children in three school districts, including Maple, South Shore, and Drummond.