, 2022-12-08 14:38:32,
Weyauwega expansion project now in motion
By James Card
The Weyauwega Public Library recently received a $100,000 grant from the Marilynn W. Taylor/Wohlt Cheese Fund to be used to construct a new wing addition to the building.
The funds will be paid out in three increments: $50,000 in 2023, $25,000 in 2024 and $25,000 in 2025.
The new addition will be a 30-foot by 30-foot square room that will be built in the front yard area of the library. The addition will create a U-shape at the front of the building and within that open space there will be room for outdoor benches.
The room will have three computer stations and a reading lounge area with a sofa and chairs. There will be a periodical section and a special collection of books that is yet to be determined.
Windows will wrap around the walls and the exterior will match up with the rustic look of the library.
This project has been around long before Kelly Kneisler took over as library director in 2019. There was a library trend towards creating collaborative spaces but that shifted during the pandemic: people wanted individual spaces.
“This would be an area that’s quiet, away from the desk where it gets louder, away from the kids’…
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