Press Release 05-14-2021 Public Info Session

Library Building Project Public Information Session

By Beth Blahut

The New Glarus Library Board, Village Board and Shepherd of the Hills congregation are considering a purchase agreement for the parcel next to Candy Cane Park as a potential site of the new library building. Architects at Dimension-IV have drawn up a concept plan that includes expanding public green space, making the sledding hill public property and building a new community library.

All are welcome to stop by an “Open House” on Saturday, May 22nd, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Candy Cane Park.

Press Release 02-18-2020 Create a Map of New Glarus

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 and paint maps of New Glarus. The project is for all ages and all skill levels.

Press Release 02-12-2021

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 went, how you stayed connected, and what has shifted in your life during the pandemic. You do not need to be an artist to participate.

Press Release 01-18-2021 - Community Art Project

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 new building, the library has developed a project to encourage people of all ages to make art for the new library.

Press Release 12/4/2020 - Library Building Project

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 with the funds currently available. Plans continue to evolve, and we will share details as they are confirmed.

Press Release 2/27/2020 - $50,000 Matching Grant for New Glarus Library Campaign

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, ‘Love of Community’, is based on research published in ‘Science Direct’ that indicates citizens have an increased sense of well-being in communities with public spaces, such as libraries.

Press Release 01/09/2020 - New Glarus Library Campaign Meets Schlecht Family Foundation Challenge Grant

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 side of New Glarus. Thank you to all the generous donors who had their donations matched!