Link to November 4 Rhinelander Daily News article, "Minocqua voters favor expansion of public library".
Excerpt: Information the library made available to voters prior to Tuesday’s referendum noted an increase in usage since the facility first opened at its present location more than 25 years ago, such as patrons checking out 148,673 items last year, compared to 60,528 in 1983.
The Minocqua Public Library has also reported an increase in the number of people who come to the facility for the additional services that have become available, such as computer and Internet use.
Minocqua Librarian Mary Taylor said expanding the facility to 16,500 square feet was proposed to meet the library’s space needs for at least the next 20 years. Given the current economic conditions, she called the option placed before town voters “the most financially responsible.”