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Outside Dominic Frandrup’s office at the Antigo Public Library is the usual nameplate with an unusual touch—a prominent admonition, please disturb!

That’s just one example of the easy-going nature of the new director of the facility, who quickly adopted the open-door policy after assuming duties here on Aug. 7.

We are there to help people however we can help them, Frandrup said. We’re hoping to reach out to the community however we can.

A native of Prescott, Frandrup comes to the library after 16 years in Waupaca Public Library where he served as reference librarian and technology director and later assistant director. This is his first position as director.

The staff has been super-great here, he said.

Technology is evolving, Frandrup said, and it is important that libraries change along with the needs of their patrons.

We evolve to serve whatever the needs are, he said. We want our patrons to know they can use the library for their homework, technology and research needs.

Towards that end, he hopes to invest in more electronic content, along with expanding Internet access for tablets and smartphones.

We want to make sure when people come to the library they know how to access things, he said. If they don’t know where to go for help, they can come here and we will figure it out.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Frandrup received his master’s degree in library science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a son who is a freshman at Gateway Technical College in Racine.

The new director said he wants to get the library increasingly involved in the local community, through the library foundation and other partners. One idea, he said, would be stocking the community’s various Little Free Libraries with items that have been retired from shelves.

We’re trying to reach out however we can he said.

Outside of work the new director stays active and enjoyed bicycling and running, including competing in half-marathons.
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Antigo Public Library Director Dominic Frandrup and Maria Pregler outside his office with its do disturb sign.

New, easy-going director heads busy Antigo library
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Outside Dominic Frandrup’s office at the Antigo Public Library is the usual nameplate with an unusual touch—a prominent admonition, please disturb!

That’s just one example of the easy-going nature of the new director of the facility, who quickly adopted the open-door policy after assuming duties here on Aug. 7.

We are there to help people however we can help them, Frandrup said. We’re hoping to reach out to the community however we can.

A native of Prescott, Frandrup comes to the library after 16 years in Waupaca Public Library where he served as reference librarian and technology director and later assistant director. This is his first position as director.

The staff has been super-great here, he said.

Technology is evolving, Frandrup said, and it is important that libraries change along with the needs of their patrons.

We evolve to serve whatever the needs are, he said. We want our patrons to know they can use the library for their homework, technology and research needs.

Towards that end, he hopes to invest in more electronic content, along with expanding Internet access for tablets and smartphones.

We want to make sure when people come to the library they know how to access things, he said. If they don’t know where to go for help, they can come here and we will figure it out.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Frandrup received his master’s degree in library science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a son who is a freshman at Gateway Technical College in Racine.

The new director said he wants to get the library increasingly involved in the local community, through the library foundation and other partners. One idea, he said, would be stocking the community’s various Little Free Libraries with items that have been retired from shelves.

We’re trying to reach out however we can he said.

Outside of work the new director stays active and enjoyed bicycling and running, including competing in half-marathons.
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Antigo Public Library Director Dominic Frandrup and Maria Pregler outside his office with its do disturb sign.
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