800 Main St., La Crosse Wisconsin 54601
La Crosse Public Library, serving an area of 52,000 residents, has a collection of 230,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 16,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 6,900 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 63 employees, of whom 9 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 2 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $540,000. Patrons make 840,000 visits annually, and check out materials 960,000 times. Thirty-one percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Sparta) Sparta Free Library
05/24 Coming to The La Crosse area
Minnesota Alpaca Festival Owatonna MN April13-14 The halter show has over 500 alpacas in the most astonishing array of colors. Award winning fleece will be on display throughout the weekend! This is also a shopping extravaganza.
Montello's Fish-n-Fun Montello WI May3-5 Fly over the city in a helicopter, paddle down the Fox River like Marquette and Joliet in a guided canoe, munch on cotton candy between thrilling carnival rides, send the kids fishing with the pros on Montello Lake.
Shepherd's Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival Lake Elmo MN May10-12 Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is an opportunity for rural and urban people to meet and share information about sheep and sheep products and other fiber-producing animals.
DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Dubuque IA May17-19 DubuqueFest's juried fine art fair features the work of over 70 artists and artisans from throughout the region offering the very best in fine art and fine craft. Meet the artists, learn about their process, and invest in hand-crafted pieces.
North Iowa Band Festival Mason City IA May23-27 The event is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. The mission of the North Iowa Band Festival is to provide a weekend of wholesome family entertainment at little or no cost to the family; to promote and celebrate the rich musical heritage of North Iowa; and to provide an atmosphere which showcases young musicians who are becoming a part of that heritage. It features Carnival, Concessions, Marketplace, Car Show, Arts and Craft exhibits.
Rhubarb Festival Lanesboro MN June1 Taste such delicious rhubarb delights as pies, crisps, cakes, soups, chutneys, chili, jams, ketchup, leathers, drinks and more. Be the judge of the best of everything rhubarb. After tasting your favorites, vote. Winners of Peoples Choice Awards win great prizes!