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Departments

Wells Public Library

library54 1st St SW (map)
Wells, MN 56097
Phone 507-553-3702
Fax     507-553-6141
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Member of Traverse des Sioux Regional Library System

Hours of Operation:

Monday             Tuesday            Wednesday       Thursday          Friday
10:00 - 8:00      10:00 - 5:00     10:00 - 8:00      10:00 - 5:00     10:00 - 5:00

Saturday

9:00 - 12:00
Closed on Saturdays in June, July & August                                                                        

Online Resources
http://tdslib.org (Traverse des Sioux system)

Summer Reading Program Special Events

Services
Children's Summer Reading Program, Story Time & Craft Time, Internet access, Videos, Audio Books, Large Print Collection, Reference Searches, Fax, Laminator, Ellison Machine, Meeting Room Facilities, Collection of 24,000, 30 current periodical subscriptions.
 
Library Goals
"The goal of the Wells Public Library is to develop the 'Library of Tomorrow,' which will have many forms of media, from the past to present and beyond. "
 
History of the Library
The Wells Library began in the basement of City Hall in November 1976 with 500 books. In 1989, a Library Foundation was organized to look into the possibility of relocating the library to a larger building. Within one year, $120,000 was raised from private donations. Along with a state grant and funding from the City of Wells, a building was purchased and renovated. In January 1990, the books from the old site were moved to the new site via a human chain.

The Snoopy Book Program, sponsored by Peoples State Bank, has been ongoing since 1977. Children put their name into a drawing with one name is drawn each week and the winner is given a free hardcover book.

Library Board Members        
Sue Dundas
Brenda Reblein
Tom Schindler           
Linda Sonnek            
Gary Hagen

Library Foundation Members

Cindy Wesley              Debbie Koziolek
Donnette Dulas           Nichole Jacobson       
Kim Stern                    Linda Penning
Chris Ratelle               Cherryl Torkolla
Dawn Erdner