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Thank you to everyone from throughout the community that participated in the community feedback survey. The full results of the survey are now available in a public report. The recorded comments have been reported verbatim from submitted surveys, with only minor redactions to hide personal information.
Looking to the Future of the La Crosse Public Library
The La Crosse Public Library and our community partners are looking to the future and planning for proposed community spaces at the South Community Library and the Main Street Library. We’re working with MSR Design, a Minneapolis-based architectural firm, to help develop two separate plans based on community feedback.
One proposal is looking at the possibility of creating a new mixed-use community facility incorporating the existing South Community Library. Our goal is to arrive at a design that expands on the public library to better serve the community and the neighborhood by including other public facilities like a senior center and related community partner services.
A seperate proposal is being developed to revamp the multipurpose room (former museum space) at the Main Street Library. We are working to analyze this space and look at potential uses for this room. Our goal is to plan for the future of public libraries and adapt to the evolving needs of the City of La Crosse.
Thank you to everyone from throughout the city that provided their feedback at one of our recent public meetings or with the community feedback survey. All of your ideas and comments have been submitted directly to MSR to help them with this longterm planning process. We'll be sharing the results of the community feedback survey as soon as the public report is provided to us. We hope you'll join us at a series of upcoming public meetings to offer your feedback and ideas in order to help move this planning process forward. MSR Design will be back in La Crosse on May 13-14 for a second round of community discussions.
Public Meeting Reports
Thank you to everyone from throughout the city that joined us from March 18-20 for a series of public meetings with the architects from MSR Design. They received a tremendous amount of input and generated a lot of incredible ideas as the community came together to plan for the future of our public libraries and public spaces. MSR has compiled all of the feedback they received at these public meetings into comprehensive reports, which are now available below.
The South Library Senior Center Steering Committee held their first official meeting on Thursday, April 11. The full meeting agenda and minutes are available below through the City of La Crosse Legislative Information Center.
Community Feedback Survey
(Recorded comments reported verbatim from submitted surveys)
Main Street Library- Public Meeting Reports
South Community Library- Public Meeting Reports
South Library Senior Center Steering Committee
- April 11 Steering Committee Meeting-Agenda (PDF)
- April 11 Steering Committee Meeting-Minutes (PDF)
- May 14 Steering Committee Meeting-Agenda (PDF)
- May 20 Steering Committee Meeting-Agenda (PDF)
This is only the start of the planning process as we work together to develop proposals and respond to community priorities. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming planning meetings with MSR Design.
The South Library Senior Center Steering Committee will be meeting next on Monday, May 14 at 4:30 PM at the South Community Library.
May 14 Steering Committee Meeting-Agenda (PDF)
Public presentations from the meetings held on May 13 and 14 will be posted to this website soon.