“Spirit of the Rivers,” a monumental bronze sculpture created by artist R.T. “Skip” Wallen. The sculptural study was photographed in Two Rivers, Wisconsin in the office of Lester Public Library Director Jeff Dawson.

The completed “Spirit of the Rivers” sculptural group will be installed in 2018 on the Lake Michigan shoreline between Manitowoc and Two Rivers.


Lester Public Library is located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin and is a member of MCLS, the Manitowoc – Calumet Library System. Two Rivers has a population of about 11,000 people and was founded along Lake Michigan near the confluence of the East Twin and West Twin Rivers.


The summer issue features links to audio interviews, videos, project supporters, editors’ notes, and more.>

This video highlights images of the public library in Holmen, WI. One of five branches of La Crosse County Library, Holmen Area Library opened in September 2017 and was built on the former site of a canning factory .

Click the microphone icon and listen to a recorded interview with Library Manager Deen Layland.

Lester Public Library

Celebrate Libraries® will be traveling to the western shore of Lake Michigan in a few weeks to interview Lester Public Library Director Jeff Dawson and tour the building. This will be the first library we have featured in the Manitowoc – Calumet Library System.

Photographs will be collected during the tour which will be used later this summer to produce a video about the library and its outreach to the Two Rivers community.







This video features imagery from the Mississippi River and the Family Reading Garden at Onalaska Public Library near La Crosse, Wisconsin.



Celebrate Libraries® will be producing new library videos and podcasts in coming months.