The Library’s First Chapters

Hello Forest County Residents!

The third week in April is National Library Week and to celebrate I have crafted a new display that delves into the history of the Crandon Public Library. The exhibit features objects from the days of the traveling library when the state library would ship books to Crandon so that the area would have a greater variety of reading material. There are documents from WWI when the Crandon Public Library supported troops by gathering books and shipping them overseas. In addition, there are library books from the early 1900’s that would have been on the shelves of Crandon’s first library located in the county courthouse. I encourage everyone to come and check out the library register from the late 1930’s to see if you can spot one of your relatives’ names. The photograph below is the interior of the Crandon Public Library in the early 1930’s.


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