Marshfield Library Raises Money for Make-Over

If you live in Marshfield, some big changes are in the works for the place you go to read. Through a project called Building Connections, the city is making plans to build an entirely new library with state of the art features.

The old library will be turned into a community center, and the community center that stands now will be torn down after construction is completed.

The new library is expected to have a more attractive look, along with computer stations on every floor, and a special section of the library designed specifically for kids.

"I think we have this opportunity here not just to build a state of the art library," said campaign co-chair, Bill Hocking, "But to connect it to a community center that will provide all kinds of new opportunities for people of all ages."

The project is expected to cost close to $7 million. The City of Marshfield has already donated $3 million. And after a year of fundraising, members of the Building Connections campaign raised $2 million on their own.

Bill said most of the money raised came from businesses and people in the community. Unfortunately, they're still shy $2 million.

That's where you come in. If you'd like to donate to the Building Connections campaign contact the Marshfield Library at 715-387-8494, or online at

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