La Crosse Public Library Archives Department
The La Crosse Public Library Archives is a department within the La Crosse Public Library. The mission of the Archives Department is to develop and promote a vital historical connection within the community between the past, the present and future by collecting, maintaining, and providing and promoting access to the local historical record. The department focuses on two main themes, that of local history and genealogy.
The library, as part of the city of La Crosse, is facing deep budget shortages in 2015. We have come up with a plan to keep both branches open, albeit at reduced hours and services. We invite you to attend one of three listening sessions in August, where members of the Library Board and administration will be available to take your questions and listen to your concerns. These will be held Tues., Aug. 5 4pm at South Community Library; Tues., Aug. 12 5:30pm at North Community Library; and Sat., Aug. 16 10am at Main Library.