"The Lake Benton Public Library’s mission is,
to enrich lives, build community, and foster success
by bringing people, information,
and ideas together in a respectful manner"
The Library houses over 10,000 books, 1600 DVDs, 450 audiobooks, 30 magazine titles,
several local newspapers 4 public access computers, 2 chrome books for check out or in library use,
free Wi-Fi and 6 Wi-Fi Hotspots for check out. We also provide services for printing, scanning, and copying.
We also offer a variety of adult and youth programs throughout the year.
Its Beginning —
Lake Benton Library first opened its doors April 26, 1935, at the city hall and was open only two hours a week.
However, the library actually had its beginnings with the Excelsior Federated Women’s Club which began in 1929.
The first books and magazines in the library were donated and collected by the Excelsior Club.
During the early years of the library,
it was funded by donations given at silver teas and from monetary gifts.
In 1958 the library received funds from the city.
The library joined the Plum Creek Library System October 2, 1989.
Additional Library activities include Adult Book Club on the first Monday of every month,
Friday Morning Fun (story-time) at 10:00 AM., Fiber Guild on every Tuesdays at 2:00
In 2014 Carl and JoAn Burk donated the construction of a patio at the back of the library
in memory of Jack Burk, Carl's brother and Lake Benton advocate.