Thursday, August 29, 2019

UPDATE. La Crosse Public Library: Circulation and program attendance, 2009-2018

La Crosse Public Library in the news:
La Crosse Public Library director to retire this summer.  (La Crosse Tribune, 12/22/2018)
In a message to library staff, Krieg-Sigman said, “This was — and continues to be — a very difficult decision, but one that I know is right for both the library and my family. I will do everything I can to make for the smoothest transition possible.” Krieg-Sigman is announcing her retirement now to ensure that the library board and staff have adequate time to find a well-qualified replacement and to ensure a smooth succession to new library leadership.
La Crosse residents looking for flexibility out of combined senior center, library project.  (La Crosse Tribune, 5/15/2019)
The meeting was facilitated by Dagmara Larsen and Kate Michaud of MSR Design, the consultant hired by the city to develop a scope of work for the library board. 
The consultants went over the results of a survey conducted earlier this year, taken by 446 people. According to the survey, right now, people are primarily driving to the library with the intention of checking out a book.
 La Crosse Library Board names new director.  (La Crosse Tribune, 6/27/2019)
The La Crosse Library Board Tuesday chose Shanneon Grant, a 25-year veteran of the library who has spent the past two years as the director at the Sparta Free Library, to take the helm after the retirement of Kelly Krieg-Sigman after 34 years leading libraries.
 Dark La Crosse Stories: Series chronicles our city's nefarious history.  (La Crosse Tribune, 8/28/2019)
In 2013, the La Crosse Public Library Archives developed and began offering a downtown walking tour tied to “darker” or seedier themed happenings in downtown La Crosse from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, presented in an entertaining way. 
The overwhelming success of the walking tour led to a partnership with Explore La Crosse to offer a trolley tour of largely the same content with one additional story. These continue to be offered in the summer and tickets can be reserved through Explore La Crosse.
Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 14: Murder on the Mississippi River.  (La Crosse Tribune, 9/3/2019)

Related posts:
Madison Public Library. (8/26/2019)
Milwaukee Public Library.  (8/27/2019)
Brown County Public Library.  (8/27/2019)
Appleton Public Library.  (8/27/2019)
Waukesha Public Library.  (8/28/2019)
Hedberg Public Library, Janesville.  (8/28/2019)
Kenosha Public Library.  (8/29/2019)

10/6/2018 update starts here.

La Crosse Public Library in the news:
La Crosse library board to test fine-free policy.  (La Crosse Tribune, 3/14/2018)
The Way it Was: La Crosse Public Library 1888 and 1965. (La Crosse Tribune, 4/9/2018)
The Way it Was: North Community Library.  (La Crosse Tribune, 8/26/2018)

10/31/2017 update starts here.

La Crosse Public Library in the news:
'Dark La Crosse' show returns with new tales of murder and mayhem.  (La Crosse Tribune, 10/23/2017)
La Crosse community libraries add hours.  (La Crosse Tribune, 9/29/2017)
Hidden Places: The La Crosse Public Library Archives.  (La Crosse Tribune, 8/28/2017)
Walking tour stalks ghosts of downtown La Crosse.  (La Crosse Tribune, 6/21/2017)

8/13/2016 update starts here.

Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent LPL news:
Dark History: Librarians share the lurid and macabre of downtown La Crosse.  (La Crosse Tribune, 6/20/2016)
A sunny afternoon took a sinister turn on Saturday during the Dark La Crosse trolley tour. Tales of murder, ghosts and prostitution gave patrons a taste of La Crosse’s more sordid history. Barry McKnight of the La Crosse Public Library’s Archives Department narrated the tour, intoning, “Our dark nature is everywhere. You can’t avoid it.”

Original 8/15/2015 starts here.

Statistics found at Wisconsin Public Library Service Data: 1996 - Preliminary 2014. (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)

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