News & Notices


The Splash Pad will open June 29th.  The water is on at the park from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily through Labor Day.


Lester Public Library of Rome Re-Opening Plan – Level 4

Starting July 6, 2020, the Library will be open Monday thru Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm.  

Library Service Level 4 to begin on July 6, 2020. 

  • Library open with limited hours, fully staffed.
  • Library programs will be approved by the Library Director on a case-by-case basis if they can be done following protocols and staff is comfortable doing so.
  • Number of people in the building at one time to be limited to 50.
  • Furnishings/toys/games/crafts are not available to the public. They are in storage to encourage proper social distancing.
  • Patron computer time will be limited. One 45 minutes session, per person per day. Patrons can call the library to reserve a computer time
  • Staff and patrons encouraged to use PPE and recommended hygiene practices.
  • If needed, Library Director may limit amount of time people may be in the building.
  • Curbside service will continue to be available. Call the library to schedule a pickup time
  • Drinking fountains will not be available to the public.
  • Community and Study rooms will not be available to the public.
  • Outside bookdrop will be open for all returned materials. Inside bookdrop will be closed and returns will not be allowed at the front desk.
  • All materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in.
  • The library will not be accepting donations during this time.


Library Service Level 5.

Will begin on dates deemed appropriate by Library Director, based on Town, County, State, or Federal Agency reports/recommendations. 

The library may be closed on short notice by the Library Director, if there is a resurgence of the virus in our community or other issues related to safety/health if they arise, based on Town, County, State, or Federal Agency reports or recommendations.

Do I need a Burning Permit? Information from the WiDNR

In order to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Wisconsin, we are taking proactive measures by suspending all DNR burning permits until further notice. Therefore, all burning debris in barrels, piles on the ground and grass or wooded areas with annual burning permits in DNR protection areas is prohibited at this time.

Small campfires for warming or cooking only are allowed, but discouraged.  Eliminating ignition sources on the landscape reduces wildfire risk, smoke for vulnerable populations and person-to-person contact. Emergency responders and firefighters have an increased need to take pandemic precautions so they remain available to continue to protect the public from wildfires and reduce the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Curbside Pickup Service at the Lester Public Library of Rome

The library will continue to offer curbside pickup for patrons. The staff will fill your holds placed as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

At the moment, van delivery amongst the libraries is running on a very limited basis. You can search the catalog for Rome items at Please make sure you pick Lester Library of Rome as your “home” library. 

  • Pickups MUST be scheduled.
  • No library staff/patron face to face interaction.
  • Requests can be made by accessing LinkCat, phone or email at
  • A maximum number of 3 items may be checked out on each library card. This may change in the future.


Please call the library at 715-325-8990 to schedule a pickup. We will be taking calls Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm.

Pickup Times

Pickup times will be scheduled every 15 minutes. If you miss your scheduled pickup time, your items will be removed from your account and returned to the shelf. Materials will be checked out to the patron account prior to pickup. At your scheduled time, patrons will pick up their items on a table located by the bookdrop entrance. Weather will play a factor in offering curbside pickup. If it is raining or inclement weather, we will suspend the service.

Outside Bookdrop is Open

The outside library bookdrop is open for patrons to return materials. When returning, please do not rubber band or bag items, this may cause them to get stuck. The inside bookdrop is CLOSED and we will not accept any returns inside of the library.

Please note we are NOT accepting donations at this time. 







Advisory to Seasonal and Second Homeowners released by Adams County

Fire Department able to assist those Sheltering in Place

The Town of Rome Fire Department remains committed to the safety and health of our residents during this crisis. As the current best practice is to shelter in place, we would like to help those that are at a higher risk to better be able to do so.

If you are at risk due to age or prior conditions and you would like someone to aid you by delivering necessities please reach out directly, preferably via text, to Chief Taub at 608-616-2946.

If you would be interested in volunteering to help Fire Department staff in achieving this goal please reach out via email:, and we will contact you if and when you are needed. 

It is important that we come together during this crisis and remember to take care of ourselves and our families and our neighbors. This is a marathon and not a sprint. 

Be safe, keep your hands clean, utilize physical distancing, and help us flatten the curve.

Chief George Taub



ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19 all activities in the Rome Town Hall are cancelled until further notice.  

2020 Election Information

The New Police & EMS Building is Now Open!

Join Supervisor Jerry Wiessinger on a tour of the Town’s new Police & EMS Building!




Town of Rome Strategic Plan Overview 2014-2024