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.


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.


National Library Week is April 8-14, 2018

National Library Week will be observed April 8-14, 2018 with dancer Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theatre serving as honorary chair. This year’s theme is “Libraries Lead”

The national observance marks the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and has been sponsored annually by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1958.

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