1904 with a $10,000 Andrew Carnegie Grant, a public library was built
on the corner of Fourth and Jefferson. That building served Redwood
Falls for ninety-one years. Following the construction of the new
library at Chestnut and Lincoln, the old building was sold to a law
In 1989 the library
commission authorized a community needs study and initiated the
planning processes. In 1994 the community accepted a donor’s challenge
to match a $500,000 donation. The recognition wall records the
community response and the accomplishment of building a 1.8
million-dollar 14,150 sq. ft. library without tax dollars. Ground
breaking began in May of 1995; the building was completed in December
1995. Library services in the new facility began on January 23, 1996.
cards are available from the Redwood Falls Public Library or any member
library of the Plum Creek Library System. Applicants will be required
to provide a picture ID and proof of their current address. Examples
would include a drivers license with the applicant's current address or
any official letter or document, including but not limited to checks,
bills, rent receipts, voter's card, etc. Anyone under the age of
sixteen must have the registration form signed by a parent.
living outside the Plum Creek Library System may use a valid regional
library card from their own community, or they may apply for
nonresident or temporary library cards, which are available for a fee.
Please contact the library at 507-627-8650 for more information.
Library cards are needed to check out library materials, use a computer, rent equipment, or use a study room.
- Fully handicapped accessible
- Window reading area
- Complete automation of the collection
- Children’s area with cushioned window seat, and bathroom
- Clerestory windows for enhanced lighting.
- Convenient parking with 45 spaces
- Enclosed display case
- Exterior book drop on the East side
- Several table and chairs settings
- Genealogy room with microfilm reader/printer
- Public telephone in the lobby
- Restrooms with changing tables
- Recognition wall of donors
- Bronze sculpture "Eagleman" by Sheldon Wolfchild.
- Morton Rainbow Quarry Granite circulation desk top.