Allen J. Buechel Branch Now Official Name Of East Side Public Library Branch

A renaming ceremony took place Friday, April 21, 2023 at the east branch of the Fond du Lac Library which has been known as Fond du Lac Public Library Express.
The location is now named the Allen J. Buechel Branch. The new name honors former Fond du Lac County Executive Allen Buechel, who passed away in March of 2022 during his 29th year in office.

At the ceremony, Fond du Lac Public Library Director Jon Mark Bolthouse recognized Buechel’s commitment to libraries across the county. Also on hand to speak was Betty Buechel, wife of Allen Buechel.

The branch is located off Country Lane in the Festival Foods shopping plaza. It was built in November of 2011 and houses about 6,000 books & 3,300 DVDs.

Buechel’s support of libraries has been recognized statewide. In 2014 He received the Wisconsin Library Association’s Citation of Merit for his unique level of support for
public librarys financially.