Elk Mound works to close the books on library construction project

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ELK MOUND, Wis. (WEAU)- An area village is one step closer to having a library to call its own.

As we first told you this past summer, The Village of Elk Mound secured a grant to turn an old laundry mat into a library.

After months of hard work and a few setbacks in construction city leaders say the project should be complete by early April.

“We like to read a lot,” sisters Tori and Hailey said.

The two say a good book is never far away, but soon finding a great read will be even easier when the Village of Elk Mound writes the final chapter to its new library after years of hard work .

“The revitalization of the downtown area started in 2010. This will kind of be the last piece in the puzzle as far as revitalizing the down town and having it look nice and we are excited for that,” Elk Mound Director of Public Works Terry Stamm said.

Stamm says they've made lots of progress on the old building, but a cold and snowy winter has thrown them a few setbacks.

“When you do construction work in the winter season its exceptionally challenging but I think the most important thing is we have remained positive,” Stamm said.

Despite the setbacks he says the library should be ready to open by the beginning of April. Around town, people we talked to say they can’t wait to see all of the hard work finally pay off.

“The building is so darn old and with all the new doors and windows in it now it’s shaping up. Everybody is excited about it,” Anthony Schrantz said.

Despite all the progress being made here at the building, the village says they are in need of a few extra donations. City leaders say they are planning on holding two book sales later this spring. You can also donate through the village,