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Library Closings Are a Local Decision

Friday, March 13, 2020

The decision to close a Wisconsin public library is a local decision to be made by the library board or municipality, according to state statute. At this time, the Division for Libraries and Technology (DLT) encourages library administration to consult with local municipal and education officials to determine whether keeping the library open is the best decision at this time, in light of statewide public school closures. DLT cannot make specific recommendations for libraries, only provide this guidance. Wisconsin public libraries that decide to close are asked to update DLT via

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Posted by:
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
Division for Libraries & Technology