Matheson Memorial Library video available
ELKHORN—A new video showcasing Matheson Memorial Library's resources and services to the community is available for viewing.
The video may be seen at http://www.celebratelibraries.com/matheson-memorial-library--elkorn-wi.html.
The video, designed by Celebrate Libraries of Pewaukee, highlights images of the Krissy Schmidt Children's Area, public use computers, building architecture, and a painting collection featuring local scenery.
The video's soundtrack is an excerpt from a Vivaldi mandolin concerto performed by Peter Forgach.
The library, located at 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, is named after industrialist and library donor William J. Matheson. It is one of 15 member libraries in the Lakeshores Library System, serving Racine and Walworth counties.
The original 9,000 square foot building was dedicated in 1931 and a 4,500 square foot addition was added in 1990. In 2004, the library opened a new 14,000 square foot addition designed by Plunkett Raysich Architects LLP of Milwaukee, WI. This new addition includes the Elkhorn Community Center.
The library has approximately 70,000 items including books, magazines, DVDs and CDs, according to its website. In addition, patrons have access to over one million additional titles through the SHARE consortium-- a service in which your library requests to borrow materials from other institutions, either in Wisconsin or from other states, for loan to patrons.
The library has a directed all-ages approach to programming and is home to book and knitting clubs, kids reading programs, the Walworth County Genealogical Society, and special events throughout the year.
For more information, call the library at 262-723-2678.