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Library History

The Public Library

library historyLong before Eau Claire became a city, its citizens were among the first in Wisconsin to consider the necessity for a public library.

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The Carnegie Building

carnegie_buildingThe library moved to the Newton Building in 1861, the Putnam Building in 1875, and later to the Ingram Building in 1894.

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New Library Building

aerial photoThe first 70 years of the twentieth century brought many changes to the library, to Eau Claire and to its citizens.

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Renovation

youth servicesIn the fall of 2006, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library began a capital campaign to raise $3.9 million for an expansion and remodeling project to enlarge Youth Services, make necessary improvements to Adult Services and introduce technological upgrades.

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Historical Photos

workmen_marbleA collection of photographs depicting the history of the public library in Eau Claire.

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Historical Annual Reports

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Annual reporting of the library's collection, its Board members, annual circulation data and more from the library's archives, 1896 to the present.

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Board Minutes 1894 - 1911

board_minutesLibrary Board Minutes 1894 - 1911

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Library Speaks

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Scripts from a weekly radio program, "The Library Speaks" broadcast on WEAU radio in 1938.

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