Absentee Voting at Rome Town Hall

NOTICE! Due to Governor Evers Safer-at-Home Order Town Hall will be closed to the public starting tomorrow morning until further notice. We have scheduled in-person absentee voting hours at the POLICE & EMS BUILDING from 9 AM to 12 PM on Thursday, March 26, Monday, March 30, and Thursday, April 2. Please share these hours with any friends or neighbors who would like to in-person absentee vote. Many Town Hall staff are working from home, checking emails and phone messages, we will do our best to keep Town Hall business moving forward. Stay safe and be well!

Library Closed

Effective at 9:00 AM, Wednesday, March 18th, the Lester Public Library of Rome closed to the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This closure will remain in effect until further notice. We will be reevaluating the situation daily and will provide further updates if these plans should change.

Our library has always been about community and this decision was made out of the utmost concern for the health, safety, and well-being of library patrons, staff, and the community at large.

During the closure, patrons are encouraged to keep their items at home until after we reopen. Holds currently waiting will not expire and will be available for pick up when we re-open. We will be extending due dates on all materials for the convenience of everyone. We are a fine free library, so no need to worry about overdue fees.

Until then, you can find updates on our website and Facebook page. You can access eBooks and eAudiobooks through OverDrive and Libby.

We appreciate your understanding during this uncertain time, and we look forward to serving you in the future.

You can contact me through email or phone with any questions or concerns -  rdaley@romepubliclibrary.org or 715-325-8990.

Renee Daley
Director, Lester Public Library of Rome

All Programs and Activities Suspended

The Lester Public Library of Rome is suspending all programs and meeting room use until further notice. At this point and time we are planning to remain open, but this may change as the situation develops. If you have questions please call the library at 715-325-8990.

Thank you

Renee Daley

Coronavirus 2019

Dear Patrons,

The safety of our patrons and employees is a priority to The Lester Public Library of Rome. We are working to stay on top of this evolving COVID-19 situation by following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the WI Department of Health Services.

Our current plan is to: 1) prioritize the safety and health of our staff and patrons; 2) continue serving your library needs for the time being; 3) plan ahead for changing circumstances

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm


What can you do?

Wash your hands. Cough into your elbow. Stay home if sick. 

According to the most recent information from the CDC, for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. We encourage any concerned patrons, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay home if they are feeling ill or are simply concerned about potential exposure. 

 Please keep in mind, as a public space, the Library cannot guarantee a germ-free environment or germ-free physical materials. You need to consider if using library materials, or visiting the Library or other public spaces, is best for you and your family.

Thank you for working with us to keep Lester Public Library of Rome a healthy environment.

Renee Daley
Library Director



Donations needed for Summer 2020 Programs

The library is looking for donations for our upcoming Summer Reading Program. All items must be clean and dry. Most of these items can be found at the dollar store. Please deliver items during hours of operation. If you have questions please ask one of the library staff. Thank you for supporting our library.

Donations needed:

Small plastic cups
Rocks for rock painting-all sizes
Miniature animals/creatures for fairy houses
Aluminum foil
Black and Grey construction paper
Craft Moss
Cardboard boxes-any size
Pool noodles-any color

Library Garden Seminars

The Lester Public Library of Rome is excited to again partner with the Wood County Master Gardeners to offer garden seminars for 2020. Each month the gardeners will be discussing different topics and will offer hands on learning for gardeners of all ages. All seminars will be held in the community room at the library from 6:00 - 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted. Please note many of the seminars require registration, so sign up early. This program is open for all ages and families are encouraged to participate. If you have questions please call the library at 715-325-8990.

Garden Seminars Schedule


Welcome new employee Mary Beth Schmidt

Please come to the library and introduce yourself to our newest employee, Mary Beth Schmidt.

Hello- my name is Mary Beth Schmidt. I moved to the Town of Rome 3 1/2 years ago. My husband's name is Rick and he works for the City of Nekoosa. I have 3 grown children, 1 dog and 3 cats. I enjoy living in Rome and like to hike, cross country ski, go boating and crafts.