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Letter to Students and their Families

T.B. Scott Free Library Families:

We understand parents need to make plans for the start of the upcoming school year. T.B. Scott Free Library wants you to know that you and your children are welcome here and we wish to make you aware of changes to our services and access to the library as we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • The library is open to the public with revised hours: M, TU, TH 10a – 6p and W, F, SA 10a – 1p.
  • The Library is offering an after-school study program for up to 20 youth each school day from 3:30-4:30pm.  Preregistration is required for this program and these 20 openings are first come/first served. Parents interested in signing their child up for this program should contact the library at 715-536-7191.  (This practice follows closely with CDC guidelines and the library’s capacity limits related to COVID-19 in order to provide equitable accessibility to all library patrons.)
  • For youth not enrolled in the library after-school study program, the library will be following the policy set forth by the Library Board that all youth under 16 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or another responsible adult during their time at the library and may not be left unattended in the building at any time.  It is our library’s belief that parents are the best protectors of their children during this difficult period.
  • We are requesting that you find alternative pickup locations for your child after school rather than the library parking lot.  The library will be enforcing no loitering on library property.  (This practice follows closely with CDC guidelines in that social distancing will likely not be practiced on library property and it is not feasible to provide outdoor supervision for that purpose.) Please follow school instructions for after school pickup, we are working together with the schools to offer the best sites possible for student pickup.

The library continues to offer a wide variety of physical and digital resources.  We also continue to offer our curbside service.  We look forward to serving you this school year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Library Director Stacy Stevens at 715-536-7191 or

T.B. Scott Free Library
106 West First Street
Merrill, WI 54452

Telephone (715) 536 - 7191

Fax (715) 536 - 1705

Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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