The Mead Public Library is a department of the City of Sheboygan and was established in 1897 thanks to a bequest from James Mead. The library provides service to approximately 65,000 Sheboygan Area residents and is designated as the Resource Library for the Monarch Library System (consisting of all public libraries in Sheboygan and Ozaukee Counties). The library is governed by a 10-person board of trustees with nine members appointed by the Mayor of Sheboygan and one appointed by the Sheboygan County Board of Supervisors.
Here are some interesting statistics pertaining to the Mead Public Library:
- Over 50% of Sheboygan residents hold an active library card
- The library hosts nearly 300,000 visits annually (over 100 citizen visits every hour)
- More than 600,000 physical items were checked out last year
- More than 30,000 digital items were checked out last year
- The library offered over 1200 programs last year with attendance totals of nearly 38,000 residents
- Other services such as wireless Internet service and meeting room use have continued to increase
The Mission of the Mead Public Library is:
We connect people with ideas, resources and technology to educate, entertain and empower.
For more information on the Mead Public Library, check the website at: www.meadpl.org