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Independent and 100% Volunteer Since 2009

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What makes us so special?

In March of 2009, the Maple Lake Library opened its doors to the public as an independent library with a 100% volunteer workforce and which is funded entirely by donations and grants.  There are only two other such libraries in Minnesota, and they are open only seasonally.

We credit our success to the generous contributions of our donors and the diligence of our volunteers. It is only through your continued support that we can keep our doors open. We are grateful for and proud of this community, which supports our efforts and cares about the literacy of its future generations.

"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation."
~  Walter Cronkite  ~

A Library Card: The easiest way to travel for free

It doesn't cost a penny to sign up for your Maple Lake Library card, and yet it can take you so many places!

  -- To begin your adventure, visit the check-out desk and ask for a library card form.

  -- If you are in Elementary School, you will need your parent's permission.

  -- After you complete the form, your card will be ready to pick up within 2 weeks or less.

  -- You are allowed to check out items on the very day you sign up!

If you have questions or need more information, please call the Library: 320-963-2009.

The mission of the Maple Lake Library is to

operate a library in this community that:

    -- provides local library services for people of all ages and income levels

    -- offers a source of free internet access for all patrons

    -- establishes programs for children and teens

    -- furnishes resources for student use outside of school hours

    -- is a location for the preservation of local history

"A Library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people."

~  Andrew Carnegie  ~