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National Library Week

This week, the UWDC and libraries all over the country are celebrating National Library Week 2011. We are celebrating by highlighting some library gems in our collections.

This image on the left is from our History of UW-La Crosse collection. Students and faculty worked “all day and into the evening” Feb. 4, 1957 for operation book lift. They carried books from the library in Graff Main Hall to the university’s new library, the Florence Wing Library, named for the school’s first librarian.

This image on the right is from the Kenosha County History collection. The image takes place in Library Park and the large building in the back is Simmons Library. I remember visiting this library for the first time when I was little, it was beautiful. This image was taken on the day the monument was unveiled.

Do we have any images of libraries that you want to celebrate this week? Let us know and we will highlight them for you!

Also, we are tweeting libraries all day! If you aren't already, follow us @UwDigiCollec.

 

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