About the Library

Schreiner Memorial Library is located two blocks off the square in Lancaster, Wisconsin and set within Ryland Park on the corner of Madison Street (US 61) and Elm Street(County A). There is also a branch of the Schreiner Memorial Library located on Main Street in Potosi, Wisconsin. Both locations offer public access computers and wireless internet as well as a selection of newspapers, periodicals, books, movies, music, and more.

The library hosts several story times for children throughout the year. Toddler Tales is a special time for parents and their children between the ages of 6 months and 36 months. The program addresses literacy skills for children through rhyming, songs, stories, and other language play.  Story times for children ages 3 through 6 are also held throughout the year. Stories and songs engage these children and teach them to enjoy reading. See the Story Time tab at the top for current story time information.

Schreiner Memorial Library serves more than 4,000 Lancaster residents and has a total service population of over 9,000. We are currently raising money to expand our current library to make room for program space, more computer space, and additional materials. See the Expansion Project tab at the top for more information.

HISTORY OF THE LIBRARY

The Lancaster Public Library was founded in 1901, and it was the first library in Grant County.  The home of George Ryland was for many years the location of the library. He donated the land which is now Ryland Park to the city, and the library was rebuilt with funds from Emma Schreiner to create the Schreiner Memorial Library in 1957. A much needed addition was built in 1982 to expand the library, and money is currently being raised again to expand and update the existing building.

The Potosi Branch was opened in 2007 as a joint effort between the Schreiner Memorial Library and the Village of Potosi.