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La Crosse Branch Library Task Force holds first public meeting

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LA CROSSE, Wis.(WXOW) – The La Crosse Branch Library Task Force held their first public meeting at City Hall tonight to discuss how to avoid the need to close one library.

Last year, the Library Board considered closing the Southside Community Library, but changed it's mind after public opposition.

The task force's goal is to develop cost-saving measures to keep all three library branches open. At Tuesday's meeting, the committee appointed a chair person and brainstormed ways to keep the library open.

A task force member said they hope to have a proposal within the next 3-4 months. "I think it'd be a shame to close them, they're beautiful structures and they've been here a long time and they're maintained and kept up well. I think by looking at little cost-saving measures, we can continue that process," Library Task Force Chairperson Andrea Richmond said.

The Task Force will hold its next public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on April 15th. The location is yet to be determined, but Richmond hopes to hold meetings at one of the city's libraries.

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