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Building Project

A Message from the Library Board President

February 2, 2024


Where, oh where will our new building be? The answer is, we still don’t know. But that doesn’t mean nothing is happening! The Library Board of Trustees and the Library Building Committees are continuing to lay the groundwork for a capital campaign to begin once a location is secured and approved by the Village Board. Our goal is to ensure that all community members can access resources, materials and services in a welcoming, safe environment. We hope that you support our goal and will consider donating time and/or funding to ensure our community has the library it needs and deserves.
Here is a recap of our journey towards a larger, accessible, welcoming library building:
  • Fall 2021 – The Village Board approved the library site on the corner of Hwy 27 and Mills St. Site was deemed geologically feasible and a Building Committee was formed.
  • 2022 – Committee members toured newer and remodeled libraries and discussed our local needs. The preliminary floor plan was created.
  • Spring 2023 – Library Trustees and the Village Board approved the building conceptual plan, the building site, and beginning of the fund-raising stage.
  • Summer 2023 – A community informational meeting outlined library history, reasons why a new building is needed, and past and future work of the building committee. The building conceptual plan and Capital Campaign Committee’s financial plan were shared. Several community members voiced opposition to the Hwy 27 and Mills St. location. Concerns were also raised with the cost and size of the building.
  • Fall 2023 – The Village Board asked us to pursue other locations. Cedar Corp and the building committee toured the Marshfield Clinic and downtown buildings. Estimates for renovation and/or demolition with new construction were presented to the Village Board. The Board asked the Building Committee to produce a survey (to be mailed with utility bills and available online) for the community to let their choice be known. The downtown building(s) was the most-chosen location. The Village Board asked the Library to pursue the purchase/acquisition of these buildings. It was later learned that the Pharmacy Building is not available. We are waiting to hear from family members as to whether one building may be available.
Please continue to watch for updates and events on our library website and on Facebook. The Library Staff and the Trustees are happy to answer questions and hear your suggestions and comments. If you would like to volunteer or contribute to the new library, please contact our director, Samma Johnson.

(Samma’s Note: I’m available at the library Monday through Friday, our regular open hours by phone, 715-289-4950, or via e-mail johnson@cadottlibrary.org)

New Building FAQ

Our Building FAQ is available on PDF. Note that the Index is clickable to take you directly to the question you want the answers to first! This FAQ will be updated as the project continues.

If you have additional questions, they may be directed to the Library Director via phone (715-289-4950) or by e-mail johnson@cadottlibrary.org

Click Here for Building FAQ

(Updated: May 23, 2023)

Support the Project

Donations can be mailed to:

Cadott Library Building Fund
P.O. Box 68
Cadott, WI 54727

Checks made payable to: Village of Cadott, with Memo: Library Building Fund


Building Committee Meetings

Full Committee Meetings will generally be held the 2nd Thursday, each month in the Cadott Elementary Library during the school year. Summer Meetings are held at the library.

While a quorum of the library board may be present at Committee Meetings, no other library business is to be discussed or voted upon.

Regular Library Board Meetings are held 2nd Monday at 4:30 PM, at the Library or virtually.

Individuals who wish to attend the meeting can join Virtually. The library is utilizing Microsoft Teams for virtual meeting space, which may require you to download a desktop software or use Microsoft Edge as your browser. Please test your connection ahead of time.

See more on the Library Board page.

All meetings ARE open to the public, unless a noted closed session is in effect, per state law.

Committee Agendas

Note: Recaps of Building Committee minutes are also part of regular Library Board Minutes, which can be found here. Building Committee Meetings are open to the public and can be joined virtually.

Building Committee Agendas:

January 1
February 8
March 8 (No Agenda: General Work Meeting)
April 13
May – No Meeting. Committees met seperately.
09-September Agenda


January 13
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 2 (Rescheduled due to availability of Committee Members
July 7 (Rescheduled)
August 4 (Rescheduled)
September 8
October 13
November 10

Capital Campaign Subcommittee
April 26

January 27
May 9
June 5

Awareness Campaign Subcommittee
May 23

Committee Minutes

Note: Minutes are recapped at monthly Library Board meetings. They are not formally approved by the Library Board. All actions involving funds must be approved by a quorum of the library board, at a regular meeting.

Pre-Committee Meetings (August 2021-December 2021)

Building Committee Minutes:

January 12
February 08
March 8

February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
July 7
August 8
September 8
October 13
November 10
(No December Meeting)

Capital Campaign Subcomittee Minutes:
April 28

Awarness Campaign Subcommittee Minutes:

Project Updates

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