715-532-2604 | Mon-Friday 10am-6pm, Sat 10-1pm ladysmithpl@ladysmithpl.org

Hallow-Read Around the World

October 1-31st

Read all month long and complete activities to earn badges.

Learn about the origins and practices of various Halloween-like traditions around the world.

We're Hiring: Library Director

We are looking for a well-organized and energetic leader. Rusk County is a member of the IFLS Library System and MORE system. 

The library serves a county of over 12,000 residents in rural western Wisconsin. Nestled in the scenic beauty along the Flambeau River, this family friendly area offers a variety of arts events and outdoor activities for all ages. 

Lobby Pickup Only

The Library is open for lobby pick-up and computer use by appointment. No other in-person services.
Call 715-532-2604 or email ladysmithpl@ladysmithpl.org to order books or make an appointment to use a computer.
Lobby open 10am-5:45pm M-F and
10am-12:45pm Saturday.

Rusk County is in the Red: Masks Required

Due to the number of COVID-19 cases, the county is now in the highest status for COVID-19 transmission.

As a result, the library now requires masks be worn in the building. We also expect everyone to use social distancing in the library.

Thank you for cooperating with us, Rusk County Health Department, and nurses and doctors of Wisconsin.

Explore the Digital Library

Resources included with your library card…


Click on the item to request the format of your choice.

Step Up for Your Library

Tell your state or local elected officials why you’re thankful for how your library helped you in 2020.

It’s easier than you think. Grab a postcard from the library and send a note. More details…

Libraries Step Up

Get Internet for Less

Emergency Broadband Benefit begins May 12

This is a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who qualify, EBB provides:

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband service;
  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Wisconsin Digital Library App

Download eBooks and eAudiobooks free with your library card using the Libby app for Android and iOS.

Transparent Language Online

Learn more than 100 languages at home or on the go with your library card.

NoveList Plus

Find book, author, and series recommendations, author biographies, articles and lists for fiction and nonfiction books.


BadgerLink provides Wisconsin residents with licensed trustworthy content not available from free search engines.

Rusk County Community Library
418 Corbett Ave W.
Ladysmith, WI 54848

Monday 10-6
Tuesday 10-6
Wednesday 10-6
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-1
Sunday Closed