The mission of RedLou Library is to provide special literary opportunities for individuals living in the greater Viroqua area. We accomplish this by providing a mobile library service for people of all ages. The idea to develop these services is the result of Mary Mulvaney-Kemp’s experience as a reading specialist and librarian.



To serve children by providing services at daycare and other educational facilities.


To serve children and youth who do not have adequate access to reading materials during the summer by providing services at a variety of locations.


To serve residents at assisted-living, skilled nursing and memory care facilities.


To serve individuals who have varying abilities and/or other challenges.


To provide opportunities to check out and return materials in each of the examples.

Meet the Board

Mary Mulvaney-Kemp

President and founder

Mary has harbored the idea  for a mobile library for nearly 20 years. The idea began while serving as a reading specialist and further developed while working at McIntosh Memorial Library. The mission statement of RedLou Library reflects the result of those experiences. 

Chuck Mulvaney-Kemp

Vice President/Secretary 

Following careers in teaching and nursing, Chuck is the Teen Court Coordinator for Vernon County.

Mike Brendel


Mike is the Business Manager for  Viroqua Area Schools.

Contact Information

Mary Mulvaney-Kemp

mary@redlou.org                            608 632 6048