Columbia County Library System Board


The mission of the Columbia County Library Board is to advocate for public libraries and to ensure quality library service for all residents of Columbia County. Columbia County maintains a library service under the authority of Wisconsin Statutes 43.57(3). The Columbia County Library Board (CCLSB) meets bimonthly at each county public library on a rotating basis. For past CCLSB meeting minutes, please visit the county website by clicking this link.

Columbia County Library System Board Members 2021

Nancy Long, Co. Board, SCLS Board, CCLSB Chair
Term Expires 1/2023

Linda Ross, CCLSB Vice Chair
Term Expires 1/2022

Betty Reiter, CCLSB Secretary
Term Expires 1/2023

Gus Knitt/School Rep.
Term Expires 1/2023
608-429-2153 x213

Dianne Effinger
Term Expires 1/2021

Beth Ann Scott
Tern Expires 1/2021

Eric J. Shimpach
Term Expires 1/2022
(608) 742-0345


Debbie Bird, Library Director
608-742-4959 ext. 209

Mark Ibach, SCLS Rep.

The county public library directors also meet bimonthly, and the Board and directors hold a joint meeting at least once annually to discuss library needs and services within the County. Library service to county residents, both rural and municipal, is provided by the libraries in Columbia County with assistance from county funds. These public libraries are in the communities of Cambria, Columbus, Lodi, Pardeeville, Portage, Poynette, Randolph, Rio, Wisconsin Dells (a joint library with the village of Lake Delton, in Sauk County), and Wyocena. 
More information about the Columbia County Library Board, and 2020 plans, can be found below:

Columbia County Plan for Library Services 2021-2025
- Columbia County Library System Board & Directors' Meetings
- Columbia County 2019 Annual Report
- Columbia County Library System Goals 2020
Columbia County Plan for Library Services 2015-2020

Columbia County Library Directors