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Create a Map of New Glarus

By Beth Blahut

The year 2020 has challenged us all, individually and collectively. Share your stories of the past year on a map that shows where you went, how you stayed connected, and what has changed in your life. The New Glarus Public Library is providing art supplies for community members to draw...

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Do Something Fun in February and March

By Beth Blahut

If you’re looking for a fun activity to do in February and March, get involved in the ‘Mapping Our Community’ project and create a map of New Glarus with colorful pencils and paint.

The New Glarus Public Library invites you to map your 2020 experiences: where you...

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Community Art Project Will Enhance the New Glarus Library

By Beth Blahut

[New Glarus, WI, January 18, 2021] Over the years, efforts to build a new library in the Village of New Glarus have come a long way and while the pandemic has put many things on hold, these efforts continue. As we come closer to achieving the dream of a...

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New Glarus Library Friends Have Successful Giving Tuesday

By James Roberts

The Friends of the New Glarus Library have had a successful Giving Tuesday on our first participation of this event. As we had announced previously, our objective was to help furnish the young adults section of the new library building. While we didn’t...

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New Glarus Public Library Receives Two Grants

The library received two grants from the New Glarus Community Foundation that will support community art projects for people of all ages to  enhance the new library building.

The first grant of $5,353 will fund a community-wide art project encouraging residents to reflect on and...

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Library Building Project

Although 2020 has been a year of unpredictable and unrelenting challenges, the New Glarus Public Library Board of Trustees continues to forge ahead with plans for a new library building.

At this time, the Board is determined to build in 2021 and is diligently looking at ways to maximize the building...

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Coronavirus Crisis Update from the New Glarus Library Board

The New Glarus Library Board understands that right now, nothing feels normal. We want to provide two library updates – services that remain available through the library, and on the capital campaign for a new library.

Library Operations

The...

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New Glarus Library Campaign Receives $50,000 Matching Grant

The capital campaign for the new library in New Glarus received a matching grant for $50,000 titled ‘Love of Community’ from an anonymous donor. Any donations received until that amount is reached will be doubled.

The inspiration for the name of the matching grant, ‘...

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New Glarus Library Campaign Meets Schlecht Family Foundation Challenge Grant

The New Glarus Library Campaign is delighted to announce that it met the $30,000 matching grant from the Schlecht Family Foundation by the December 31, 2019 deadline. The $60,000 raised will go towards the new library to be located on Durst Road on the west...

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Schlecht Family Foundation Library Challenge Grant Doubled

A $15,000 challenge grant to the Capital Campaign for the New Glarus Library is now $30,000 due to the generous support of the Schlecht Family Foundation. The enthusiastic monetary response to the initial grant surpassed the goal quite quickly. As a result,...

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