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.



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.


Digital facsimiles of two medieval European illuminated manuscripts from a private Wisconsin collection were recently compiled and edited by Celebrate Libraries® to aid in scholarly research. The volumes will be exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2019.


Trending Topics and Projects

  • Digitized copies of two medieval European manuscripts have been compiled and edited  for Nashotah House, a seminary located near Delafield, WI. The original books will be exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2019.
  • Progress continues on our La Crosse County Library and Middleton Public Library video projects and podcasts.
  • In June 2018, Celebrate Libraries® will begin working on a video project about Lester Public Library in Two Rivers, WI.

Visiting La Crosse County Library Branches

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Celebrate Libraries® visited La Crosse County Library branches in Bangor, West Salem and Holmen, WI this week.  Audio interviews were recorded with librarians Shari Axelsen (Bangor), Deen Layland (Holmen) and Chris McArdle Rojo (Holmen).

Each of the interviewees had wonderful stories to share and we look forward to publishing the interviews in coming weeks. One example: Shari Axelsen manages the John Bosshard Memorial Library in Bangor. Shari’s grandmother was also the librarian in Bangor and Shari remembers the library as almost a second home while she was growing up.