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History of the DeForest Area Public Library

History Slideshow

South Stevenson Street 1964 - 1975
South Stevenson Street 1964 - 1975
Commerce Street 1975 - 1980
Commerce Street 1975 - 1980
1977
1977
617 South Main Street 1980 - 1992
617 South Main Street 1980 - 1992
1988 - Peg Rosenberry & John Englesby
1988 - Peg Rosenberry & John Englesby
1988 - Peg Rosenberry & Andrea Johnson
1988 - Peg Rosenberry & Andrea Johnson
1989 - Jan Berg - Summer Reading Program: Super Summer Safari
1989 - Jan Berg
1990 - 25th Anniversary
1990 - 25th Anniversary
1990 - George the Library Dragon
1990 - George the Library Dragon
1991 - Lifetime Friends of the Library - Front Row: Andrea Johnson, Joanne Andrus, Adele Brue - Back Row: John Englesby, Robert Newbegin, Thomas Ecker, Devon Andrus, Col. Steve Clark, Oliver Kessenich
1991 - Lifetime Friends of the Library
Tour of the Library - 617 South Main Street Location (Photos from 1992)
Circulation desk & Fish Bert & Ernie
Non Fiction
Public Computers
Info Board
Magazines
Children's Crates
Videos & hamster Webster
Fiction
Andrea Johnson
Andrea Johnson
Jim Stillman & Jan Berg
Jim Stillman & Jan Berg
Jonathan Barry
Jonathan Barry
Judy Ecker
Judy Ecker
Muriel Schwebs
Muriel Schwebs
1992 - School Volunteer Work Awards Left: Loretta Hoverston awarding Paul Rouse with the Outstanding School Volunteer Award - Right: Jim Stillman awarding Judy Ecker with the Citizen Partner of the Year Award
1992 - School Volunteer Work Awards
605 South Main Street
605 South Main Street 1992 - 2002
Tour of the Library 605 South Main Street Location (Photos from 1993)
Arline Johnson at the circulation desk
Arline Johnson
Sitting area by magazines
Children's Area
Videos
Reference
Meeting Room
Exit
Thomas Ecker & Jack Moore
Thomas Ecker & Jack Moore
1993 - Library Staff - Back Row: Marie Campbell, Arline Johnson, Louise Valdovinos, Judy Ecker - Front Row: Jan Berg, LuAnn Norton, Sharon Grassee - Summer Reading Program: Go Wild Read!
1993 - Library Staff
1994 - Arline Johnson
1994 - Arline Johnson
1995 - Even Start
1995 - Even Start
1995 - Even Start - Gisela Newbegin & Sue Anderson
1995 - Gisela Newbegin & Sue Anderson
Jan Berg & Judy Ecker
Jan Berg & Judy Ecker
1995 - LuAnn Norton
1995 - LuAnn Norton
1995 - Louise Valdovinos
1995 - Louise Valdovinos
1996 - Winter Reading Contest - Super Bowl of Reading I
1996 - Winter Reading Contest - Super Bowl of Reading I
1996 - Tara Dawn Holland - Miss America
1996 - Tara Dawn Holland - Miss America
1996 - Louise Valdovinos
1996 - Louise Valdovinos
1997 - 4th of July Parade
1997 - 4th of July Parade
Judy Ecker - Decade Boxes
Judy Ecker - Decade Boxes
Ground Breaking Ceremony - 2001
2001 - Ground Breaking Ceremony
2001 - Ground Breaking Ceremony
2001 - Ground Breaking Ceremony
2001 - Ground Breaking Ceremony
2001 - Ground Breaking Ceremony
Construction of Our Library - 2001
Construction of Our Library - 2001
Construction of Our Library - 2001
Construction of Our Library - 2001
Construction of Our Library - 2001
Construction of Our Library - 2001
Construction of Our Library - 2001
Construction of Our Library - 2001
Construction of Our Library - 2001
Construction of Our Library - 2001
The move from 605 South Main Street to 203 Library Street 2001-2002
2001 - Move
2001 - Move
2001 - Move
2001 - Move
2001 - Move
2001 - Move
2001 - Move
2001 - Move
203 Library Street - 2002 to Present
203 Library Street - 2002 - Present
2003 - Louise & Bev - Summer Reading Program: Laugh it Up @ Your Library
2003 - Summer Reading Program: Laugh it Up @ Your Library
2003 - 4th of July Parade
2003 - 4th of July Parade
40th Anniversary Celebration & the Unveiling of the Entryway Lintel Carved & Donated by Paul Anderson December 1, 2004
2004 - Cake
2004 - Louise & Bev
2004 - Paul Anderson
2004 - Paul Anderson
2004 - Lintel Covered
2004 - Lintel Unveiled
2004 - Close up of carving
2004 - Carving
2005 - John Englesby & Judy Ewald
2005 - John Englesby & Judy Ewald
2006 - Pat Asmussen & Mary Jo
2006 - Pat Asmussen & Mary Jo
2006 - Louise in Story Hour
2006 - Louise in Story Hour
2007 - 3 Million Checkouts
2007 - 3 Million Checkouts
Rosenberry Dedication - October 6, 2007
2007 - Jan
2007 - Rosenberry Girls
2007 - Cake
2007 - Kathy Van Iten cutting the cake
2007 - Steve Hovel & Gisela - Hovel Painted the dragon murals that are hanging in the Teen Area
2007 - Steve Hovel & Gisela
2008 - Jessica & Traci - Super Bowl of Reading Grand Prize Basket
2008 - Jessica & Traci
2008 - Traci & Linda - Thank you to the Green Bay Packers for donating a prize for our winter reading program
2008 - Traci & Linda
2008 - Lorena helping library user with the new self-check unit
2008 - Lorena helping library user with the new self-check unit
2008 - 4th of July Parade
2008 - 4th of July Parade
2008 - Jan Berg & Kathy Van Iten - Jan's 20 years
2008 - Jan Berg & Kathy Van Iten - Recognition of Jan's 20 years
2009 - Volunteer Reception
2009 - Volunteer Reception
2009 - 4th of July Parade
2009 - 4th of July Parade
45th Anniversary Celebration - December 1, 2009
2009 - 45th Anniversary - Cake
2009 - 45th Anniversary - Gisela & the Rathburns
2009 - 45th Anniversary - Kathy Van Iten, Jan Berg & John Englesby
2010 - 4 Million Checkouts
2010 - 4 Million Checkouts
2010 - 4th of July Parade
2010 - 4th of July Parade
2011 - 4th of July Parade
2011 - 4th of July Parade
2011 - Louise
2011 - Louise
2011 - Lindy & Kyle
2011 - Lindy & Kyle
2012 - 203 Library Street Building Turned 10
2012 - 203 Library Street Building Turned 10
2012 - 5 Million Checkouts
2012 - 5 Million Checkouts
2013 - 4th of July Volunteers
2013 - 4th of July Volunteers
2013 - 4th of July Parade
2013 - 4th of July Parade
2014 - National Library Week - Crazy Hat Day
2014 - National Library Week - Crazy Hat Day
2014 - 4th of July Candy Crew
2014 - 4th of July Candy Crew
2014 - 4th of July Parade
2014 - 4th of July Parade
2014 - 4th of July Volunteers
2014 - 4th of July Volunteers
2014 - Aerial photograph of the library taken by Tom Thomas
2014 - Aerial photograph of the library taken by Tom Thomas
Special thanks to John Englesby for his help in researching our library's history.