MADISON – Governor Scott Walker visited Eagle River today to commemorate the re-grand opening of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library. The library, which has operated in Eagle River since 1910, recently underwent renovations, doubling in space to over 11,000 square feet.
“The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library’s status as a Joint Library supported by six nearby municipalities is an excellent example of communities coming together to share knowledge for the common good,” said Governor Walker. “I’m proud to be here for its renovated re-grand opening, and I’m confident it will remain the area’s historical, go-to public source of knowledge for years to come.”
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library was founded in 1910 by Eagle River residents who started a book sharing association, and has grown to a Joint Library supported by Towns of Lincoln, Cloverland, Washington, St. Germain, Conover, and the City of Eagle River. After shifting locations several times throughout its history, the library has grown from its humble origins to an over-11,000 square foot facility and a staple of the community. For more information, please visit the library’s website.