La Crosse library hopes food truck will create more summer buzz

Food trucks are growing in popularity across the country, and one local library is hoping one can help draw in more people during the summer months.

The South Community Library in La Crosse is now hosting a new food cart just outside its doors once a week.

Ole’s Pizza set up shop Wednesday afternoon, allowing kids and parents to grab a slice while paging through their favorite book.

La Crosse Public Library Director Kelly Krieg-Sigman says if all goes well, this could just be the start of several food trucks parking outside of the library.

“The food truck phenomenon seems to be gathering speed in the area, so we are looking at exploring possiblities of expanding this not only to our other two locations, but also possibly looking for other food truck businesses interested in adopting another night of the week,” said Krieg-Sigman.

The Ole’s Pizza Trailer will be outside the South Community Library every Wednesday evening between 4 and 8 p.m.

Starting in June, special story times and other family programs will be set up to run at the same time as the pizza stand. Current plans are to have the pizza cart run through September and possibly into October, weather permitting.