Elementary School
2150 Bennett St | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7773 | Fax: 608-789-7174



Hello, my name is Mrs. Kate Olson! I am so proud to be the Librarian and HPL teacher here at Spence Elementary School. Students and staff at Spence have full-day access to the library and also have scheduled class times in the library for library lessons and check-out. My mission for the library is for it to be a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic space with a collection that accurately reflects our community, curriculum and the world around us. If you have any questions about the library program at Spence, please reach out to me at kaolson @ lacrossesd.org.

Library Catalog



Brittanica Elementary



The School District of La Crosse K-12 Library program promotes the library as a virtual and physical place to read, learn, and expand personal and educational horizons. The mission of the Library program is to ensure students and staff have access to high quality print and digital materials for class and personal use in order to become effective users and creators of ideas and information, and responsible savvy digital citizens. The Library program provides educational technology support for the design and creation of projects; reading promotions for personal and information use; recommendations for online research resources; Makerspace opportunities; and the instructional steps toward eventual independent learning. Students may come to the library individually, in small groups, or with an entire class to use the space and available physical and digital resources.

Children interested in participating in HPL opportunities can visit our district’s HPL For All website to find resources and opportunities.

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

― Neil Gaiman, Coraline