Construction Continues at Downtown Location


library demo



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Go Pat!

Pat (2)

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Duke Otherwise

duke otherwise

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Friends Donated Dollars Toward Expansion

The Friends of the Library donated $75,000.00

friends of the library groundbreaking

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Lake City Public Library Groundbreaking


photoshopped groundbreaking

Click on the following link to read an article in the Post Bulletin about the groundbreaking

Click the following link to see highlights of the Groundbreaking for the Lake City Public Library from KTTC

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What’s Lake City Reading?

The top 10 most checked out authors at the Lake City Public Library in the month of February were:

1. James Patterson

2. William Kent Krueger

3. John Sandford

4. Stuart Woods

5. David Baldacci

6. J. A. Jance

7. Nora Roberts

8. M. C. Beaton

9. Debbie Macomber

10. Tami Hoag

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The Friends of the Lake City Public Library have been chosen to participate in the Otto Bremer Foundation’s March Millions for Southeastern Minnesota!

March Millions Logo

We are excited to announce that every donation made via

this March will be doubled!  If you’ve been considering making a donation toward the renovation of our library, now is a great time to do it.

Here’s how it works:

  • Otto Bremer Foundation’s March Millions for Southeastern Minnesota – The Otto Bremer Foundation will match, dollar-for-dollar, any donation made to the Friends of the Lake City Public Library via the website, up to $100,000.
  • Bremer Boost – Every day during the month of March, each donation made via to Friends of the Lake City Public Library will be entered into a daily drawing for a Bremer Boost—an additional $1,000 that will be added to your donation. On March 31st, one donation will be randomly drawn from all March Millions donations to receive a $10,000 Bremer Boost.
  • To Donate – Click on  and you will be directed to the donation page.  Larger donations can be broken up into smaller daily donations to improve your chances in the Bremer Boost drawing.

To donate, click on the following link:

The Otto Bremer Foundation

Based in Saint Paul, Minn., the Otto Bremer Foundation is a private charitable trust that empowers people to achieve full economic, civic and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities. It was established in 1944 by Otto Bremer, a successful banker and community and business leader. The Otto Bremer Foundation is the 92-percent owner of Bremer Bank and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. The returns on these holdings provide the funding for Otto Bremer Foundation’s grant-making, which benefits the communities that are home to Bremer banks.

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Traditional Hawaiian music coming to Lake City



 The Lake City Public Library in collaboration with Riverside Concerts, Arts Midwest, the Mayo Clinic and the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council present Traditional Hawaiian music from Hawaiian slack key guitar virtuoso GEORGE KAHUMOKU, JR. and his acclaimed ukulele wielding duo DA UKULELE BOYZ on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7 PM in the City Hall Ballroom. Admission is free.
Known as “Hawaii’s Renaissance Man,” four-time Grammy-winner, George Kahumoku, Jr. is a master of the ki-ho’alu (slack key guitar). He is also a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author. Known for their energetic vocals and stage banter, the charismatic Da ’Ukulele Boyz brings a new-generation spin to traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music.

This event is part of the Riverside Concerts’ Cultural Exchange Network which provides live-musical events for citizens of rural communities who might not otherwise have access to such opportunities.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board, the Crane Group and General Mills Foundation.

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Library Closed Monday

closed presidents day

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Tickets for Quilt Raffle

The drawing for the Friends of the Library Quilt Raffle is TOMORROW!

There is still time to purchase tickets at the Lake City Public Library, Rather Bee Quilting, and Pumpkinberry Stiches. 

One ticket is $1.00!

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