The La Crossse Public Library will initiate the first phase of its reopening plan beginning on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Since our primary focus is the safety of our users and staff, we are limiting the number of people in our public spaces at any one time and scheduling in-person services. Our course of action is continually evolving as conditions change, in order to expand access to library services.
Beginning on Tuesday, May 26, the Main library will open to the public for scheduled access to computer and printing services, Monday-Friday from 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm.
This access is by appointment only. Patrons can make those appointments beginning Tuesday, May 26 at 10am by calling 608.789.7122 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrons are asked to wear a mask and are encouraged to stay home if they are ill or experiencing symptoms.
Access to our collection will be by staff only though continued curbside services. All staff working with the public or materials will be wearing personal protective equipment.
Scheduled curbside pickup, returns and phone service hours at Main are Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and weekends 1pm-5pm.
Scheduled curbside pickups and returns at the North Community Library are Mondays 10am-12pm and Thursdays 1pm-3pm.
Scheduled curbside pickups and returns at the South Community Library are Monday 1pm-3pm and Thursdays 10am-12pm.
On tour with his latest novel, Little Faith, Nickolas Butler beautifully shares a Wisconsin family grappling with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the limitations of a radical church. In this open author chat, Butler will share from his new book, as well as talk about the writing life - how to get published, agents and editors, and how to hone your craft!
Nickolas Butler was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. He is the author of the internationally-best selling novel Shotgun Lovesongs, a collection of short stories entitled, Beneath the Bonfire, and The Hearts of Men which has already been longlisted for two of France's top literary awards. He is the winner of France's prestigious PAGE Prix America, the 2014 Great Lakes Great Reads Award, the 2014 Midwest Independent Booksellers Award, the 2015 Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award, the 2015 UW-Whitewater Chancellor's Regional Literary Award, and has been long-listed for the 2014 Flaherty Dunnan Award for First Novel and short-listed for France's FNAC Prix.
This event is part of National Library Week, which celebrates the variety of ways that libraries contribute to the social, cultural, and economic health of their communities.