- The Florence County Library looks much more appealing nowadays. That's thanks to thousands of dollars worth of hand-me-downs from southeastern Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee suburb of Cedarburg wanted brand new furniture and shelves for its new state-of-the-art library. Florence was pleased to take Cedarburg's unwanted shelving - and Florence got it for free.
"They provided basically all of the shelving that you see in our library for anything that's stacks, which is where the books are, on both sides of the library, along with the oak desks that you'll see in the back of the library," said Florence County Library Director Stephanie Weber.
The Florence library just finished more upgrades. They have a new mural, a better theater system, and now loan iPads and Kindles to library users.
"The public has really loved seeing the renovations," Weber said. "We actually have room to grow the collection now. Before, we were always having to continually weed (out the collection), because we just didn't have space."
The library improvements will also benefit students in the area. The public library connects to the middle and high schools and is open for students during the school day.