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La Crescent Library future probably linked to City Hall relocation



If La Crescent City Hall moves to a new location soon, the city library probably will have to move along with it.

The two share a building and library director LaVonne Beach believes that the sharing would continue in a new building.

Beach says in any case, the La Crescent Library is growing and needs more space.

“We need, probably, if I had to guess, double the space that we have right now,” Beach said of the 4,800-square-foot library.

“Our circulation is increasing,” Beach said. “I know a lot of libraries are reporting flat circulation but our circulation increased by 12 percent last year over the previous year.”

Beach said the library needs to be included in any negotiations for a new City Hall.

Plans to expand the downtown La Crescent Quillin’s grocery store probably would require City Hall to move to a different building.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Diane Palm

    October 29, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I love the LaCrescent library. They have wonderful children’s programs. Give them more space!!

  2. Delia

    November 18, 2018 at 4:07 am

    A praitcoovve insight! Just what we need!

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