Library Celebrates 25 Years on Main Street

Twenty five years ago the Staff and Patrons of the library were busy moving from the Cook Memorial Library building to the new Oconto Falls Community Library on Main Street.oconto-falls-library-1991253 In 1985 planning begun with the City and the Library Board to build a new library. Cook Library had become too crowded and with new technology coming, there was no room to expand. The Wellens Garage was selected as the new site. The City contributed $500,000 and the library had to raise the remaining amount. Scott Paper donated $50,000 and the library received a grant of $125,00.  A radio/telethon was organized and earned another $130,000.  Chairpersons of the fundraising were Audrey O’Harrow and Dick Van Ark. Library Board members, which oversaw construction were Tom Milheiser president, Ken Kozak vice president, Diane Marquardt, Sylvia Kamke, Tom Malcomson, Bob Moffitt and Victor Rossetti.