Digital Library

Thank you to our Advantage donors!

These donations purchase additional titles which directly benefit WVLS digital library users.

  • Antigo Public Library Foundation, April 2023
  • Granton School District, March 2023
  • Turn-the-Page Book Club of Minocqua in memory of Sandi Rexroade, July 2022
  • Granton School District, May 2022
  • Antigo Public Library Foundation, September 2021
  • Abbotsford Public Library, June 2021
  • Granton School District, March 2021
  • T.B.Scott Free Library, March 2021
  • Rhinelander Woman’s Club, Rhinelander District Library, December 2020
  • Loyal Public Library, December 2020
  • Stacy Kunz, MCPL User, June 2020
  • Withee Public Library, May 2020
  • Owen Public Library, May 2020
  • T.B.Scott Free Library, April 2020
  • Minocqua Public Library, April 2020
  • Abbotsford Public Library, April 2020
  • Granton Community Library, April 2020
  • Granton School District, April 2020
  • Three Lakes Library Foundation, 2019
  • Library User, T.B.Scott Free Library, 2019
  • Antigo Public Library, 2018
  • Phyllis Christensen, former MCPL Director, 2018

Meet the Libby App

The Wisconsin Digital Library app from OverDrive.

WVLS OverDrive Advantage Account

Please find resources for the WVLS OverDrive Advantage Selection Committee below.

Committee Members

Rachel Metzler, Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Chair

Kate Sullivan, Marathon County Public Library

Cindy Hultman, Minocqua Public Library

Jenny Jochimsen, Abbotsford Public Library

Loralee Petersen, Owen Public Library

Maria Pregler, T. B. Scott Free Library, Merrill

Selection Process
  • The committee uses one cart and orders monthly.
  • Selectors will choose books to purchase each month. Consideration will be given to hold ratio, cost of title, demand within WVLS, and to covering both ebook and audiobook formats. An effort will be made to purchase young adult/juvenile title when the demand is present.
  • 1st Thursday of the month after the 12th, Jenny Jochimsen will check the WPLC holds list and streamline it for the committee to reflect titles that have the greatest number of WVLS patron holds. She will then email the spreadsheet to committee members.
  • Members are to make their choices by the following Wednesday (18-25th) of the month.
  • The cart will be purchased the following Friday.
  • Prepare monthly spreadsheet: Jenny Jochimsen
  • Select titles: February – December 2024, $128 selector.
    • Maria Pregler (Merrill)
    • Jenny Jochimsen (Abbotsford)
    • Kate Sullivan (MCPL)
    • Cindy Wendt (Minocqua)
    • Loralee Petersen (Owen) – donations and substitute as needed.
  • It is acceptable to buy an additional copy of a title if an item has higher than usual holds.
  • Place orders: Cindy, Rachel Metzler (WVLS) as backup
  • If a selector has not added their titles at the time of purchase, the purchaser will add appropriate titles and complete the purchase while considering the total cart cost.
  • After this is completed, Cindy (or Rachel M.) will place the order for the final choice of titles.

Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC)

The Wisconsin Digital Library and other statewide projects are made possible by the WPLC. Get connected with email updates.

Help and Informational Resources

WPLC Information and Resources

Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) is the project manager for the Wisconsin Digital Library (OverDrive & Libby).