La Crosse Public Library discussions end, but you can still weigh in on the future

A 3-day community discussion on the future of the La Crosse Public Library wrapped up Wednesday.

Those meetings ended with architects learning what the community needs and wants from its south-side library location.

MSR Design, which is based out of Minneapolis, listened to those who would be impacted by proposed changes to the Main Street and south side locations. Architects walked away from the discussions with a good idea of how to move forward.

“For central library, there was a lot of talk about connection to the outside, connection to the street. For south side the emphasis on taking care of the whole human being, providing programs that are not only associated with the book materials but also with physical activity. Those were primary topics that were coming up,” said MSR Design Project Manager Dagmara Larsen.

If you were unable to attend any of this week’s discussions, but want to be a part of the library’s future you can find a survey at the La Crosse Public Library’s website.

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