The Three Lakes town board has unanimously approved a proposal to expand the local library. The board of trustees has been planning the renovation for more than three years.
The plan for renovating and expanding the Edward U. Demmer Memorial Library includes a 4000 square foot addition. Board President Vicki Ruehling says the extra space is badly needed, and points to a 20 percent increase in the number of library visits last year.
The Rhinelander District Library Foundation is undergoing a leadership change.
Former foundation president Linda Davidson has stepped down after 17 years. She says she’s seen the library through some big changes.
“When I came on board, we were in the middle of doing the fundraising for the computerization of the library. Everybody recognized that we really did need these computers in the library. And from there we added the new parking lot, the HVAC system, we did the lighting in the library.”
The public will soon have a chance to see the Olson Library Expansion project in Eagle River.
Trustee Phil Jensen says they've known for a longtime that that they've outgrown the facility. Six years ago they had plans for an upgrade, but the recession halted those plans. Now they've hired Northwoods designer and builder Jeff Visner and they have new plans:
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It's the golden anniversary year for School of the Arts at Rhinelander and special events are planned. The school runs this year from Saturday, July 20 through Wednesday, July 24 at James Williams Middle School in Rhinelander.
Director Lynn Tarnoff says the 50th anniversary has a number of events..
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