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 summer Celebrate Libraries® is developing a character known as The Middleton Fiddler. Please enjoy this visual introduction and visit celebratelibraries.com regularly for more information about Middlleton, Wisconsin and the city’s wonderful public library.
This video was produced following a visit to Hazel Brown Leicht Library in West Salem. The West Salem library is one of five branches of La Crosse County Library, a public library system in western Wisconsin.
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.
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.