When the new Winneconne Public Library opened in 1999, a room dedicated to Rose M. Coughlin was introduced to the public.
The room was donated by her grateful son, James. It was from his mother that James, affectionately known as "Jimmy", developed a love and appreciation for books.
The Coughlin family has been Wisconsinites from the time the first family members immigrated; hence the varied collection of predominately Wisconsin books. The room quickly became categorized into:
Local writers, including James P. Coughlin himself
Wars and veterans
Wisconsin cities, towns, and villages
A work of history entitled One Man, One Village, written by Michael Goc,
provides the visitor an intriguing history of Jimmy and the Village of
Winneconne. Although Jimmy (also known as "Mr. Winneconne") passed away
in 2009, his fondness for the Village and reading remains evident. This
collection is meant for browsing and is a vital aspect of the Winneconne
Public Library. Visitors are welcome!