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Town of Campbell Library opens new location

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TOWN OF CAMPBELL, WI (WXOW)—The Town of Campbell Library began another chapter Friday; they opened the doors to their new location on the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Fanta Reed Road.

The first day at the library was slow, but that gave them some time to finish up the details.

The new library is twice as big as the old that was inside town hall.

"Libraries are community meeting places," Chris Mcardle Rojo, La Crosse County Library Director said. "In our previous location we didn't have the ability to just let people hang out together and meet."

They even have room for story time in the library, more computer work stations and a copy center.

Right now, the book collection is about the same size.

"The shelves look pretty full because we haven't been checking out material for over a month so now everything is virtually back on the shelves," Rojo said.

They are working on getting more books.

The new library used to be a church and they were able to save its vaulted wooden ceiling.

"It really came down to insulation whether they should install a drop ceiling or not.  We're excited they were able to insulate the new roof and leave the exposed wood because I think it adds a lot of charm to the facility," Rojo said.

Their first day in the books didn't bring in many readers; they hope people come in on another day to enjoy the new space.

The library is planning a grand opening later this month.

The library will be open:

  • Monday, Tuesday 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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