2021 is a special year for our library. We will be celebrating our Quasquicentennial, or 125 years as a public library!

We plan to celebrate throughout the year with special events and programs which will highlight our history through the present day and share plans for the future of Menasha Public Library. We would not exist without the love and support of our community. Your participation will be sought out at various times throughout 2021.


  • Thursday, January 14: Music Notes for 125 years of service  --  ​​​Our first celebratory program - featuring performances by talented musicians who have performed at the library. Thanks to the artists that shared their talent with us: Randy Peterson, Erin Krebs Music | Erin Krebs, Druids Table, Dave Olsen, Christopher Evenson, Steve Heiner, Renée Millard, Elvis John, John E Lambert Jr., & Pudge  (brothers Anthony & Andrew McNamara).
  • Thursday, February 18, at 7:00pm: Love Your Library Concert with Erin Krebs  --  We continue to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Elisha D. Smith Public Library with a performance by Erin Krebs, a very talented jazz vocalist and songwriter. Erin’s concert will include original music and classic Jazz standards. Find this performance on Facebook @MenashaLibrary at 7:00pm on February 18.


History of the Library