About Us

The first library in Poy Sippi was located on the second floor of the old Poy Sippi school. When the old school was replaced, the library moved to its present location in the former first and second grade classrooms.

The Poy Sippi Library is a vital and free community resource, providing everyone in the community opportunities to explore, discover, learn, grow, and dream. Its mission is to promote literacy, advance lifelong learning, and contribute to the development of an active and informed community of citizens. The Poy Sippi Library strives to maintain an awareness of new developments in this age of information. When feasible, the Library makes an effort to implement new technology and services in ways that make them equally available and accessible to all citizens in our area.

Library Staff
Dawn Betler, Director  director@poysippilibrary.org

Library Board

  • Tracie Young, President
  • Charlene LaSure, Vice President & Berlin Schools Representative
  • Jennifer Moen, Secretary
  • Sue Albright, Treasurer
  • Mark Piechowski, Waushara County Board Representative
  • Mark Gengler

Reference & Information Services
Need information? Just ask! Services include:

  • Telephone reference for quick answers to most questions (920-987-5737)
  • Plat books for Waushara County
  • State laws and Wisconsin administrative code

Reserves - "Put it On Hold, Please!"
Items placed on hold come in much faster with the strength of 30 Winnifox libraries behind them.  If the item you want is not on the shelf, you may place it on hold. It's easy, you can request items by visiting our website, www.poysippilibary.org, use the catalog computer in our library, or ask one of the staff to place the hold for you. You will be notified by telephone when your library materials are available.

Interlibrary Loan
If the Poy Sippi Public Library does not own the material you need, ask and we will borrow it from another library in the Winnefox Library System. If an item is not available within the system, we can borrow the material from other libraries throughout Wisconsin and beyond. Materials placed through an interlibrary loan are sent directly to us for your use. We may not  interloan materials. Anyone with a valid library card may request materials through Interlibrary Loan.

Computer Access
Free Internet access is available. Please ask at the library desk for details. Use of the Internet is on a first come-first served basis. Sign up for 30 minute segments. Users must read and sign the Internet policy before using the computer. Children less than 13 years of age must have an adult beside them when using the Internet.

Word processing programs are available. Students who need to print materials related to a homework assignment are not charged for the first 5 pages of print. After 5 pages, the cost is 10¢ a page.

Library Collection
The library collection includes hardcover and paper back fiction and nonfiction. We have DVDs, videos, and compact discs.. The reference collection has encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and other helpful tools.

Special collections include Large Print books and Audio Books. Beyond the Library's own holdings in these two areas, we rotate books from Winnefox Library System regularly. The Library also has titles about local and state history.


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