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Building Remodel Project

Project Vision

We love our library but there are improvements we’d like to better serve YOU.

We are working in partnership with the Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group, the Colfax Commercial Club, the Village of Colfax, and the Colfax Woman’s Club to improve the Municipal Building we all love.

Our goal is to make the building accessible to all, as well as bring the entire building back into use. A small addition at the back of the building will house an elevator and bathrooms for every level, and the basement will be brought back to life as a versatile community space.

We also plan to improve the side entrance to the building with a larger landing for wheelchairs, an automatic door opener, and a more direct path to the building’s hallway on the first floor.

In order to be usable the basement needs electrical and plumbing work done. The ceiling, floors, and walls need to be reinstalled, because years ago there was water damage done to the basement and all of that was removed. We will add something that is basic and economical, and let some of the original limestone walls shine through. It will mostly be a wide open space, though there will be support pillars and / or arches. We will install cupboards for storage and a basic kitchen to help with events and programs. We will keep folding chairs and tables on hand so the space remains versatile for various groups to use.

We need you!

Fund-Raising Effort

We have over $70,000 saved but require $700,000 for the total project. The library is applying for grants and the village may be able to help with some of the cost, but we are hoping to raise as much money as possible through donations. We have a fund-raising account set up to keep savings; it has village oversight but is designated for this project only.  

Get Involved!

Interested in helping? Click to join the Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group.
On your Phone
Just text “donate” to (715) 768-6086. That’ll take you to our Giving Portal with easy donation options.

Project Updates

Colfax Public Library Fall Refresh

Colfax Public Library Fall Refresh

New chairs, paint, carpet, signs, privacy screens in the computer area, and a bit less clutter with a big impact! The library feels more cozy and comfortable. Teamwork goes a long way! Our municipality chipped in for the new carpet (a big thank you to the Village of...

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Author Michael Perry Event September 24

Author Michael Perry Event September 24

September 24 at 7 pm, Tickets are $20 The Colfax Public Library is hosting Michael Perry as a fundraiser for the Elevator Project. New York Times Bestselling Author, Humorist, Singer/Songwriter, Intermittent Pig Farmer, Wisconsin's own Michael Perry will be at the...

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Elevator Project Update

Elevator Project Update

We’ve raised  $109,323.95 and still needs to grow. Donate here! A fundraiser to add an elevator to the Colfax Municipal Building. Consider donating $22 to march up all the steps in the building or attending the fundraising events posted here...

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Project Floorplans

1st Floor

2nd Floor


South Elevation

West Elevation

Colfax Public Library
613 Main Street
P.O. Box 525
Colfax, WI 54730


Mon & Thur 1-8
Tue / Wed / Fri 10-5
Sat 10-2
Sun Closed