Silver Bay Public Library

9 Davis Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614


Library History and General Information:

With the sponsorship of the PTA and the Recreation Association, a self established Library Board of 6 members was created and met for the first time on January 7, 1955. Furniture and equipment were donated by the mining and construction companies, money for supplies came from various local organizations, and working staff members were volunteers. On August 26, 1957, the village council passed ordinance No. 13 establishing a public library for the village.The first library was housed in a small section of the Municipal Building which also housedthe police department and village offices. The Library's first material collection began by donations from local residents and 500 titles from the Minnesota State Library. In 1967, a new and separate library building was dedicated with construstion cost about $95,000.00. The library serves the residence of Silver Bay and Lake County. In 1973, the library joined the Arrowhead Regional Library System. In 1980, the Library joined the North Country Library Cooperative. Today, the library strives to provide the best library sevice for it's customers. The seven member Library Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM in the Library.

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