Wells Public Library
54 1st St SW (map)
Member of Traverse des Sioux Regional Library System
http://tdslib.org (Traverse des Sioux system)
Summer Reading Program Special Events
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.
"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
Library Foundation Members
Cindy Wesley Debbie Koziolek
Donnette Dulas Nichole Jacobson
Kim Stern Linda Penning
Chris Ratelle Cherryl Torkolla