News, Reviews, and Events

Please join us for our annual signature Give-a-Gift fundraiser, Friday, November 11, 4-7 pm at Main, where you choose and purchase from pre-selected books to add to the library's collection. Bookplates are available to inscribe for placement in your purchased donations. Unable to join us? We will be happy to take your cash donation before or after the event, or new this year, you can make your donation online using your library card and a credit or debit card

We regret to announce that, effective October 1st, magazines will no longer be available in Wisconsin's Digital Library. 

In July, OverDrive terminated its partnership with Barnes and Noble, which provides NOOK Periodicals for Wisconsin's Digital Library.  The WPLC, the managing body for Wisconsin's Digital Library, is exploring other potential digital magazine products to replace this valuable statewide service to library users.  Please visit the library to read your favorite magazines in print.


Cosplay! Fandom! Superheroes! Star Wars! Comic books! Artists and vendors! Free all ages! Find it all at LC3--La Crosse Comic Con, September 16-18 at La Crosse Public Library, Main. Details on our Events Calendar

All three locations will be closed Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5, for the Labor Day Holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6. 


Join Archives for a series of tours highlighting historic and architecturally significant residences and buildings in La Crosse. Led by Scott Brouwer of the LPL Archives Department, all tours last approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes and begin at 5:30 pm. Details here.