Jolene B., Branch Manager
Merle G., Library Assistant
Linda M., Reference Librarian
Darcy D., Library Assistant
Jayne D., Library Assistant
Laurel H., Library Assistant
Sue H., Library Assistant
Robin M., Library Assistant
Robin R., Library Assistant
Maria S., Library Assistant
Dennis H., Custodian
Directions to Branch: Intersection of Highway 210 to 4th Street. Turn on 4th Street. Go two blocks to the stop sign. Turn left on Laurel Street. Go one block. Turn right on 5th Street. Go two blocks. The library will be on your right side.
Brief History: The Brainerd Public Library was established in 1904 and was a founding member of the Kitchigami Regional Library system in 1969. Originally housed in a Carnegie library, the current building was constructed in 1986
Story time hours:
Family Story Time
Every Monday at 6:30 pm and every Tuesday at 10:15 am
Baby Story Time
Every Thursday at 11:15 am
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Local Library Board Meetings:
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm. The public is welcome.
Brainerd Public Library Upcoming Events-Discoveries
Santa Story time-Monday December 16th @ 6:30pm - Mark your calendars for our popular holiday event. Join Santa Claus as he reads his favorite books at story time. Kids can stay and ask questions, write him a letter and take a picture with Santa. Don't forget your camera!
Teen Author Lauren Oliver to Skype into the library on Jan 3 at 2:00pm
The Brainerd Public Library will be closed Tuesday December 24 and Wednesday December 25 for the Christmas holiday. The library will close at 5pm on Tuesday December 31 and be closed Wednesday January 1 for New Year's Day.
* These free programs are made possible with funding from Kitchigami Regional Library through the State of Minnesota's Legacy Amendment funds to preserve arts and cultural heritage.
Regular Brainerd Library Events
Family Story Time - Every Monday @ 6:30pm
Family Story Time - Every Tuesday @ 10:15am
Baby Story Time - Every Thursday @ 11:15am
Family Movie Time - Every Wednesday @ 3:30pm
Basic Computer Help - Every Wednesday @ 2:30pm
Brainerd Adult Book Club - Second Wednesday of every month @ 2:00pm
For more information call the Brainerd Public Library @ (218) 829-5574 or visit www.krls.org
All programs are free of charge.
Special online database services only available at the Brainerd Public Library:
Free wireless Internet access and public Internet computers
Fax number for library: 218-829-0055
$2/page to send; $1/page to receive
The Reference Desk is staffed all hours that the Brainerd Public Library is open. Information and reference requests may be called in: 829-2906, emailed to: email@example.com , or brought in to the Brainerd Public Library. For more information, please call Linda McIntosh, Reference Supervisor at 829-2906.
Special Collections: Minnesota Grantmakers Online, a searchable online database of Minnesota grantmakers and grants is available. This database is only accessible at a Brainerd Public Library public computer and requires username and password login. Please ask the Reference desk staff for assistance.
Generally meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm.
In June & July, meets at 11am during the Brown Bag Lunch series.
Used book donations accepted and appreciated throughout the year and used for the Friends Biannual Book Sale.Events and various materials provided by the Friends are free and open to the public.Please consider a Friends membership - your donation will help bolster the library collection and professional programming.