News, Reviews, and Events

Celebrate your right to read with national Banned Books Week, September 24-30, 2017. The La Crosse Public Library is teaming up with our partners at the UW-La Crosse Murphy Library, the Pump House Regional Arts Center, and the Alternative Truth Project for a series of community events to commemorate the occasion...

First Place: "Spending Time at Haley's Maze" by Allison F.

Check out all the winning photos here.

Get up to 50% off original artwork 

The Friends of the Library are selling coupons for a prorated discount on artwork from nationally represented artists purchased at the By James Behind the Brewery Gallery. Coupons are now on sale in the Friends Bookshop at the Main Street Library or directly from members of the Friends. 

A new session of storytimes starts September 11, 2017 and runs through October 21. No registration required for any of these storytimes! Drop-ins welcome. Storytimes will be held in the Children's Room at the Main Street Library unless otherwise noted. For questions or more information, please contact the La Crosse Public Library Youth Services at (608) 789-7128. 

A new season of Monday Mornings at Main returns on September 11. Join us at 9:30 AM every Monday this September-November for a series of lifelong learning for ages 55 and better. Each week we'll hear from a different local expert on a wide-variety of topics from music, to local businesses, to regional and international history. View the full schedule of speakers below.