Excerpt: Ask for "All Quiet on the Western Front" but don't ask for all quiet in the library. That's because the Waupun Public Library is in the midst of a $1.4 million addition and remodeling project and jackhammers are breaking bricks, concrete and the silence.
"Lots of the noise happens when the new part gets connected to the old part," said head librarian Bret Jaeger. "And there is a lot of vibration."
Donna Maxwell, Interlibrary Loan Librarian has learned to put up with the noise and vibration.
"We just try to work without noticing it. People ask, 'How can you stand it all day?' but sometimes the noise doesn't go on all day. When it does, we just ignore it."