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History of the Redwood Falls Public Library

Below is a historical timeline of the Redwood Falls Public Library.

Historic Library Photo

1904

Library was Built

In 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 firm.

1904

1989

Community Needs Study

In 1989 the library commission authorized a community needs study and initiated the planning processes. 

1989

1994

The Community Comes Together

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. 

1994

1995

A New Building

Groundbreaking began in May of 1995; the building was completed in December 1995.

1995

1996

Services at New Facility

Library services in the new facility began on January 23, 1996.

1996

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