About the Library

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

The Portage Public Library serves and supports the community through open access to resources, partnerships, and technology.
 

OUR VISION STATEMENT:

The Portage Public Library aspires to be community's social and learning hub, improving the quality of life for everyone.

(Click here to view our 2022-2066 strategic plan!)

STAFF:

(You can call the library at 608-742-4959. To reach specific department heads, please use the extensions listed below.)

Library Leadership:

Library Director - Debbie 
Ext. 209, dbird [at] portagelibrary.us
Library administration; current operating hours and procedures, library policy, library management. All other inquiries unless otherwise noted.

Circulation Services Supervisor - Autumn
Ext. 204, autumn [at] portagelibrary.us
• All circulation services: overdue fees, checkout periods, holds, lost/damaged items, Outer Library Loans.
 

Departmental Staff:

Children's Services Librarian - Ann
Ext. 210, avickman [at] portagelibrary.us
Children & teen collection materials, children/teen program administration,  school outreach.

Library Assistant: Children's Services - Angie
Ext. 211 (Children's desk), angie [at] portagelibrary.us
Children's services information & support.

Events & Programming Coordinator - Patti
Ext. 205, pfichter [at] portagelibrary.us
Teen and adult programs, presentation/program inquiries, community room bookings.

Library Assistant: Technical Services - Jennifer
jennifer [at] portagelibrary.us
Processing and cataloging of adult collection materials. For inquiries regarding selection of materials, contact Adult Services Librarian.

Library Assistant: Public Services - Gloria
Ext. 206, gloria [at] portagelibrary.us
Book clubs, adult services outreach/collaborations, memorial book purchasing, library displays.
 

Portage Public Library is located at 253 West Edgewater Street in Portage, Wisconsin.

When the library is closed, please leave your name, phone number, and a brief message. Library staff will return your call as soon as possible.
 

Member of the South Central Library System

Portage Public Library is a member of the South Central Library System (SCLS), a consortium of public libraries in a seven county area. SCLS offers a shared online catalog (LINKcat), delivery of books and media, and reciprocal borrowing privileges among libraries.