Welcome to the Northern Waters Library Network spotlight!
Did you know there are 29 libraries in our library network? We are proud to showcase several of the libraries spanning the eight-county area and what makes each library unique. Every month a different library will be highlighting in this space. Check back at the beginning of each month to see a different library featured!
Grantsburg Public Library
How old is your library?
The library is turning 75 in November.
How many staff and/or volunteers are at your library?
Eight (all part time staff).
How has the pandemic affected your library?
I wasn’t Director during that time, but everyone says that circulation and people coming in is picking back up to where it had been.
Tell me about some of the services your library has to offer.
We have a book club, story time, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Chess Club, Wee Play in the winter months, prize giveaways, and drawings to build up circulation.
What is something special or unique about your library?
I have been told that we have a lot for children to do in a very small space. I personally think that our staff is special. Everyone has their own strength and what they bring to the table, but between all of us, we offer a well-rounded array of talents.
What is the coolest thing you’d show me on a tour of your library?
Do you have any library news or other updates you’d like to share?
We have been working on plans to get a teen area started and have hired a new librarian who will be helping with some of that programming.