A ribbon cutting ceremony took place Monday for the new public library in Holmen.
Over 150 people showed up--including second graders from all over Holmen for the formal grand opening and open house.
The building itself is considered a necessity, a vast improvement from its meager beginnings in a basement office at the village hall.
The new library, which cost over $4 million to complete, comes with a computer lab and a large community space equipped with a fireplace.
Holmen Public Library is part of a three phase project to build a "Municipal Campus" on the property.
Phase one included moving the Holmen Police Department to the land. Phase two was completing the library and now village board members look forward to phase three: a village hall on the property that they hope to get started in the coming months.