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Brewery museum plans library expansion project
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Dennis Deiter of Tennyson Potosi Community Bank is pictured with a donation box for the National Brewery Museum Library project. Donation boxes will be located at the bank and other area locations this summer.

The National Brewery Museum Library has launched a three-year $35,000 campaign to upgrade the museum library.

The museum is partnering with the Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce, Building Platteville and Tri-State businesses including the Tennyson Potosi Community Bank and others.

The library will be completely remodeled to improve display of books and storage units, including secured storage for the library’s rare book collection.

State-of-the-art multimedia will be created along with updating library software and equipment.

Plans also include hiring college students during the summer months to greet visitors and index the extensive library collection. Students hired will be majoring in library science or history with strong computer skills.

All of these changes, along with the ABA Brewery Database at the website, will enhance historians’ access and visitors experience to this breweriana resource.

Donations can be sent to National Brewery Museum Library, P.O. Box 724, Platteville, WI 53818. Checks should be payable to ABA Library Restoration Fund.

Donations can also be dropped off at the ABA Plexiglas Drop Box located at the Tennyson–Potosi Community Bank.  Drop boxes will be located throughout the Tri-State area during the summer months.

The American Breweriana Association lending library was founded in 1982 as part of the ABA member services program.  The collection has been assembled through ABA members’ donations. The library is free and open to the public at the National Brewery Museum and Library.