Vogel Bros. Building Co. is building a 8,000 sqft addition to the Eager Free Public Library.
The project will start mid-April with the demolition of the post office.
The addition will be completed in September, and the library will move into the new space.
Renovations of the current library will run from September to December 2018.

Updates posted as available. Check back often!

October 29, 2018

Look Inside the New Addition

We officially opened in the new addition today and are now in Phase 2 of the expansion project. Renovations of our old building have started and are expected to wrap up in January 2019. In the meantime, we are operating out of our new addition.


October 23, 2018

First Street Entrance Now Open

The First Street entrance to the library is now open! Visitors are kindly asked to enter the building using this entrance on First Street. All library items can be returned at the two drop slots on First Street when the library is open and after hours. The Main Street entrance and drop slot is now closed until our expansion project is completed.


September 25, 2018

Moving date postponed

The library will now be closed October 8-21 to move into the new portion of the building.


September 4, 2018

We're moving in 1 month!

The library will be closed October 1-October 14 to move into the new building.  We will resume our normal hours on October 15.  The public computers will not be available until October 16.



August 22, 2018

We need help moving!

We're moving! The library will be moving during the week of October 8, 2018. 
If you are interested in volunteering during the move, please contact Megan at kloeckner.megan@als.lib.wi.us with the dates and times you are available.



August 15, 2018

Party and sneak peek!

On August 2nd over 130 guests got a sneak peek look into our library addition at the Kids Construction Party with special guests from Vogel Bros. Building Co. After a read aloud and Q&A with representatives from Vogel Bros. participants enjoyed building activities, a driver's seat experience in the Sky-Trak, tours into the upper level of the library addition, and delicious cupcakes baked by Ms. Sandi!

Above Left: Comparing blueprints to the construction site.
Above Right:
Leaving a mark by signing support beams in the new addition.

Above Left: Read aloud stories with Vogel Bros. Buidling Co.
Above Right:
Ms. Sandi's delicious cupcakes!


July 12, 2018

We have walls!

Want a sneak peek tour of the construction site? Grab your little ones (ages 6-12) and come to the Kids Construction Party Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. If the construction schedule allows we'll check out the addition. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes.


July 5, 2018

The library addition is taking shape!

Above: Progress is being made on the addition.

Above: Roofing is up and construction continues.


June 6, 2018

It's starting to look like a building!

Above: Floor and roof supports have been installed.


May 25, 2018

We have steel!

Above: The steel support structure is taking shape.

April 27, 2018

Kids' Construction Party a Smashing Success

The construction party event was a raging success this morning! We had about 150 people attend – just look at all these happy faces!

Above: Casey and Brent from Vogel Bros. Building Co. entertain kids with a "What's in the tool box" guessing game


Above: Kids trying on hard hats while waiting for their turn for the driver's seat experience in the SkyTrak.

Above: Driver's seat experience in the SkyTrak truck.


Above: Driver's seat experience in the SkyTrak truck.

April 12, 2018

Ground Breaking Ceremony

Representatives from the Eager Free Public Library, Library Board, Union Bank & Trust, Friends of the Library, Campaign Committee, FEH Design, Vogel Brothers Building Co., the Eager Family, and the City of Evansville participated in the ground breaking ceremony for the library's expansion Thursday, April 12, 2018.

April 6, 2018

Library Renovation Temporarily Limits Access

breaking ground - construction equipment by libraryEvansville, Wisconsin - April 6, 2018 - Renovations to the original Eager Free Public Library structure will begin Monday, April 9. The First Street entrance, drop box, and elevator (elevator is available for use once inside the building) will not be accessible to patrons or staff. All visitors are kindly asked to use the Main Street entrance. All materials should be returned inside. Materials returned after hours may be deposited in the drop slot in Main Street entrance door.

Eager Free Public Library will offer two solutions for patrons who cannot enter the building without the use of the elevator. Staff will bring materials to patrons at the door or patrons may enroll in complimentary homebound delivery (certain restrictions apply). Please call the library to make arrangements for either of these services – 608-882-2260. The library's catalog, SHARE, is available online and on the BookMyne mobile app. Place materials on hold and you'll be notified when your materials are available for pickup.

Eager Free Public Library will remain open during renovations and will continue to host outstanding programming for patrons of all ages–including Summer Library Program. Visit our events page for a list of all upcoming library events and follow us on Facebook.

13 July 2016

Exciting new architect plans for you to view!

Expansion plans #1

Expansion plans #2


Join Us For Our Design Workshop - September 17, 2015

The Eager Free Public Library invites you to participate in shaping the future of our library on Thursday, September 17th at a design workshop being held at Creekside Place. Our Architect, FEH Design, will be on-site from 9AM until 6PM sketching ideas, answering questions, and soliciting input about what you want to see incorporated in the design of our library when it is expanded. Feel free to stop in any time throughout the day or attend a presentation at noon and 5PM to talk to one of design experts. At the end of the 5PM presentation participants will be asked to select the idea they like best.

This is the first step in the process of creating our library for the future. Come and find out how the new and improved Eager Free Public library will benefit you and your family!

Additional Information

For more information about Eager Free Public Library's expansion project, view one of these related documents.

2014 - 2018 Strategic Plan

Space Needs Assessment

Basic Space Needs

Web Survey Results

Focus Group Summary

GazetteXtra Article

Investing in the Library

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