Arcadia Public Library

406 East Main Street
Arcadia, WI 54612

608-323-7505

About Us:

The Arcadia Public Library was built in 1905 with a $5,000 donation from Andrew Carnegie.

Carnegie  donated $56,162,622 for the construction of 2,509 library buildings throughout the English-speaking parts of the world, including the Arcadia Public Library!

The Arcadia Public Library was one of 1,681 libraries in the United States to receive money from Andrew Carnegie.

The Arcadia Public Library, which was housed in a room on the second floor of the village hall, opened to the public on July 25, 1899.

On November 1, 1906, the Arcadia Public Library opened its doors to Arcadia patrons.

According to the annual report of June 30, 1908, the library owned 1,647 volumes; by 1934, an inventory revealed that the library owned 2,761 volumes.

In the annual report in December of 1994, the library owned 17,808 volumes!!

The Arcadia Public Library was listed in the National Register and State Register of Historic Place on April 29, 1994

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »


Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Arcadia
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW