library en Northwoods Libraries to See Better Internet <p>Several Northwoods libraries are set to see improved broadband service by November.&nbsp;</p><p>The Department of Administration and the Department of Public Instruction have announced a 4.2 million dollar expansion of BadgerNet through a partnership with several private companies.&nbsp; The expansion will increase internet speeds for almost two thirds of the state’s libraries, including in Three Lakes, Eagle River, Crandon, and Mercer.&nbsp; Libraries in Land o Lakes and Hurley will also benefit.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:26:55 +0000 Natalie Jablonski & WSAU News 14230 at Northwoods Libraries to See Better Internet Architect Chosen for Rhinelander Library Remodel <p>Architects will be drawing up a plan over the coming months for expanding the Rhinelander District Library. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Board of Trustees has selected </span>HBM<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Architects for the redesign. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Board President Janet </span>Baer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the board chose the Cleveland-based firm in part because of its experience redoing Carnegie libraries.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 3360 at Architect Chosen for Rhinelander Library Remodel Three Lakes Gives Green Light to Library Expansion <p>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.&nbsp;</p><p>The plan for renovating and expanding the Edward U. Demmer Memorial Library includes a 4000 square foot addition. &nbsp;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.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:17:50 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 3293 at Rhinelander District Library Foundation Honors Outgoing President <p>The Rhinelander District Library Foundation is undergoing a leadership change.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former foundation president Linda Davidson has stepped down after 17 years.&nbsp; She says she’s seen the library through some big changes.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:18:36 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 3177 at Rhinelander District Library Foundation Honors Outgoing President Eagle River Trustees Hope to Double Library Size <p>The public will soon have a chance to see the Olson Library Expansion project in Eagle River.&nbsp;</p><p>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:</p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 3007 at