The need for a local library was identified.
- In October the Lakes Country Public Library opened the doors to
serve the public.
- The rented facility was sold and the library moved to an old converted
- Plans for the construction of a new facility of 2,290 square feet
were finalized. Funding was obtained from the fundraising of the Friends
of the Library, the Town of Lakewood, and a Federal LSCA grant.
- The doors opened to the new home of the Lakes Country Public Library.
- An 864 square foot addition was completed to accommodate the increase
in library use.
- Joined the shared Outagamie/Waupaca and Nicolet Federated Library
Systems Automated system. A public Internet station was installed
with funding from the Nicolet Federated Library System, Wisconsin's
Educational Technology Board and the Federal Library Services and
- There was a dramatic increase in the sharing of materials with other
libraries. Courier delivery service increased from once to three times
per week. The meeting room is being used by many local organizations.
- A T-1 telecommunications line was installed. Three additional
Internet stations were added. Courier delivery service increased
to five times per week.