Demmer 2018!

Construction is complete!

Many thanks to the support of the Three Lakes Public Library Foundation and all those who have donated to make this project possible!


Our Story

The Demmer Design and Construction Committee began working with Hoffman Design, Planning & Construction on the designs for renovation and expansion of our existing 1971 building during the summer of 2017. In April 2018 we broke ground with Greenfire Management Services as our building contractor.

The Demmer has served the community well for over 45 years, but it’s time to give the building a refresh. Here’s a look at the outcome:

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Front entrance (West School Street) vestibule with handicapped access.

New “back” entrance on west side of building between library and Johnson House – entrance into Three Lakes Historical Museum reception area and access to library.  Replaces the south entrance of library off of Huron Street.

South and eastern view from intersection of West School and Huron Streets.

Floor plan – main floor of library. Main entrance off of West School Street on the east/right, Three Lakes Museum/secondary library entrance on west/left.

Lower level floor plan – main entrance vestibule on right/east, lift/stairs on left/back/west.


February 15: Bid opening

February 20: Bid award

March 19-24: Library closed – move to temporary locations

  • Temporary public library location: 1805 Superior Street, the former Choo Choo Store.
  • Staff offices and library stacks: Three Lakes School.

March 26:      Temporary library open at the former Choo Choo Store
April:              Construction began

May 8:            Official groundbreaking ceremony

January:      Projected completion of construction,

February:    Moved back into the building; reopened to public February 25, 2019. 

May:               Completion of landscaping and exterior work

June:              Official grand opening