Olson Memorial Library

Eagle River changes Aug. 15
9:38 am
Thu July 17, 2014

ER Library Negotiations Continue, Andrews Named Library Director

Olson Memorial Library
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       At a meeting Wednesday,  the trustees of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River discussed the effort to transfer ownership of the library property to the town of Lincoln.  The City of Eagle River has owned the property since the library was built in 1980.  However, City officials want to transfer ownership of the property and end its service as fiscal agent by August 15th.

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City leaves, towns to step up?
8:48 am
Wed July 9, 2014

More Meetings Possible On Eagle River-Library Split

Olson Library Eagle River
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Last week, the City of Eagle River closed the door on the Olson Memorial Library, imposing an August 15th deadline for finding a new fiscal agent and a new owner.

City officials and members of the council seem convinced the library’s board of trustees and its fund-raising foundation are bungling the expansion and renovation project by not following state law.

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Groundbreaking possibly in spring
3:56 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Chicago Foundation Puts Olson Library Drive Over Goal

Walter E. Olson Memorial Library
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A $1.6 million dollar grant from a Chicago Foundation has propelled the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library renovation project past it's financial goal.

The Tawani Foundation money is said to be paid over five years.

Capital committee co-chair Phil Jensen says they have been hoping to hear from the foundation...


",.,.it's something we've been working on for the better part of a year. Our first contact with them was last winter just about January. We've been in conversation with them ever since..."

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Too many hoops to jump through
5:35 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Eagle River, Library Pass on Community Development Block Grant

Mayor Jeff Hyslop
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Too many hoops to jump through has prevented the city of Eagle River and the Olson Memorial Library representatives from applying for a Community Development Block Grant.

Eagle River Mayor Jeff Hyslop says everyone agreed Tuesday night during a special meeting the grant process was too burdensome...


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