The Grantsburg Public Library first set up a committee. Then they worked within the community and asked people what they were satisfied with and not satisfied with.

After all that, the library came up with their long-range plan.

“When the feedback came back it was great to see what the public thought of the library,” library director Kristina Kelley-Johnson told the Grantsburg village board Monday evening.

Kelley-Johnson explained four areas they will be focusing on from 2020-2025; connect, facility, access and service.

They are hoping to connect to customers and the community. In terms of facility, they will continue to inspire people with their spaces according to Kelley-Johnson.

The surveys that came back to the library long-range committee showed people were dissatisfied with marketing, wanted more space and had concerns about the parking lot.

The surveys revealed the public was very satisfied with the friendly staff at the library.

The library’s mission continues to be, “Encouraging literacy and the love of reading, and enhancing the quality of life in our community by connecting people with materials, resources and each other.”

GRO Housing Study

Grantsburg Revitalization Operation (GRO) with the help of the Burnett County Administration committee put together a housing study. The study will be presented to the Administration committee and then the 30-page full report will be available to the public.

At Monday’s meeting Ben Binversie, of GRO, gave a brief presentation on the housing study. It has been broken down into three sections, Grantsburg population stats and housing data, interviews with local stakeholders and then recommendations.

The study was put together by MSA out of Rice Lake.