The Minnewaukan Public Library opened in April 1978 on
Christensen was the first librarian. She
retired in 1986, and several ladies- among them Ginny Sears, Sheryle King
and Norma Schmid- held the position until 1991.
1991 Cathy Burkhardsmeier was named librarian.
At that time the library had about 5,000 books and was open 19 hours
library started in the northwest corner room in the basement of the memorial
building. Within the first year
it moved down the hall to occupy the rooms next to the city office.
Then in March 2003 the library moved to its present location by the
grocery store, occupying and expanding in the former Milson Ball (USDA)
library now has computers for public use and expanded children’s books and
reference departments. At
present there are approximately 12,000 books.
Cathy Burkhardsmeier retired in August 2015. Jon Lommen is the librarian.
Library Hours: Mon. & Wed. 9-4 during City office hours
Tues. & Thurs. 11-4pm
A gift shop is open during library hours. Items include, silk flower arrangements, birdhouses,
wood signs, jewelry, cards, jellies and many other items made locally.
Note: Thank you to Anna Halko for designing the Minnewaukan logo and
Cathy Burkhardsmeier for coming up with the slogan.