Shari Axelsen, John Bosshard Memorial Library, Bangor, WI 2018 EP 26

John Bosshard Memorial Library is one of the five public library branches of La Crosse County Library and is located in Bangor, WI along Interstate Highway 90 between the cities of Sparta and La Crosse in the southwest part of the state. Built in 1991, the 2400 sq. ft. library serves a rural community of about 1,500 people.

Librarian Shari Axelsen has managed the John Bosshard Memorial Library for 27 years. Her grandmother was also Bangor’s librarian and Shari remembers helping “Grandma” at the Library after school. Shari enjoyed spending time there as a child and knew it was what she wanted to do as an adult.