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 Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am-5pm
Tues, Thurs: 10am-7pm
Sat: 9am-2pm
Sun: closed

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Fall 2016 Library News

IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                        Lester Public Library of Rome                                     CONTACT: LORE FOR PONSHOCK                                     
PHONE: 715-325-8990
EMAIL: LPONSHOCK@ROMEPUBLICLIBRARY.ORG                                                                                      09/19/2016



Paranormal Wisconsin: Tales of Ghosts, UFO's & Mysterious Creatures

The Rome Library is pleased to have Chad Lewis, paranormal researcher return to the area, on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The free program will be held at the Rome Municipal Building beginning at 7:00 pm.  There will be all of Mr. Lewis’ titles on hand for author signing and purchase.

Chad Lewis is a paranormal researcher and author for Unexplained Research.  Chad holds a Master's of Science degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Chad had trekked across the world in search of the paranormal.  From tracking vampires in Transylvania and chasing the Chupacabras in Puerto Rico, to searching for the elusive monster in Loch Ness, and pursuing ghosts in Ireland's castles, Chad brings over 18 years of research experience to his presentations. 

Please join us for this entertaining and fascinating program sponsored by the Lester Public Library of Rome.


Rome Library Building Project Update



Six weeks into the building project and the new library addition has a roof overhead.  The Building Committee membership for this project includes members of the community, library staff and library trustees.  Jill Reese and Pam Hyland are Co-Chairpersons, Lore Ponshock, Jerry Wiessinger, Dave Wietrzak, Vern Long, Ron Fregien, Keri Parmeter, and Jay Grode will be active members until the completion of the project.  Arc Central is the architect with Earth Design as construction management.  Various contractors in the local area will be completing all the phases of the building. Bohn Trucking & Excavation did the site preparation. Eagle Construction has provided the concrete and carpentry aspects of the project. Contracts signed so far are as follows: Ingram Electric LLC, Rapids Sheet Metal, Advantage Plumbing, Concrete Technologies, Tenhagen Acoustics, Freedom Flooring, Legacy Drywall and Robert’s Painting. 

Everyone is asking, “So, when will it be done?”  At this point the best estimates for a completion date are near the end of January 2017. 

When the new addition is complete, the contents of the existing building will be moved over to the addition.  At that time, there will be some renovations to the existing space at which time the library will be closed.  Depending on particular variables such as weather, these dates may change.  During the closed period the library staff and trustees will need volunteers to move shelving, books, boxes, and furniture.  As November approaches we should know a clearer timeline and will offer updates on the Library Facebook page and at www.romepubliclibrary.org  Please visit and check out the construction, it’s quite exciting to see the work of so many volunteers coming to fruition.




2nd & 4th Tuesday’s Preschool Story Hour – 9:15 am

Thursday, October 13 - 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Paranormal Wisconsin – Rome Town Hall

Saturday, October 15 - 11:00am - 1:00pm - Bring the Whole Family to Library Drop-in Activities “Art Therapy” adult coloring & Make & Take Halloween Crafts & Treats - Ages 2-12.  Registration is recommended.

Saturday, November 12 11:00am - 1:00pmBring the Whole Family to Library Drop-in Activities “Art Therapy” adult coloring & Thanksgiving Craft - Ages 2-12. Come to the library and make an edible turkey treat to take home. Registration is recommended.

Saturday, December 10 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Bring the Whole Family to Library Drop=in Activities “Art Therapy” adult coloring & Back by popular demand, “The Edible Christmas Tree - Ages 2-12.  Registration is recommended.


Library Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.;

Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Phone: 715-325-8990             FAX: 715-325-8993      Website: www.romepubliclibrary.org



Library Staff

Library Director


Phone: (715) 325-8990
Email: lponshock@romepubliclibrary.org

Library Assistant


Phone: (715) 325-8990

Email: rdaley@romepubliclibrary.org

Library Board


Barb Long


Pam Hyland


Jill Reese

Municipal Representative

Jerry Wiessinger


Jeanne Osgood

School District Representative

Kristin Daliege

Vice President

William Lindroth