Jolene B., Branch Manager
Merle G., Library Assistant
Darcy D., Library Assistant
Jayne D., Library Assistant
Laurel H., Library Assistant
Diane S., Library Assistant
Jenny H., Library Assistant
Robin R., Library Assistant
Emily I., Library Assistant
Carol C., Library Assistant
Lindsey 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
Would you like to sign-up for Brainerd Public Library event emails? If so, click here!
Local Library Board Meetings:
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm. The public is welcome.
Check out the Brainerd Public Library's NewsletterHERE
To see the 2016 Crow Wing Master Gardener Monthly Presentations click HERE
Brainerd Public Library's great monthly programming for ages 8 up -- HERE
December 2015 - January 2016 Brainerd Public Library Events-Discoveries
"Paws" to read with Jasmine-We have a new reading dog. Jasmine is an 8 year old yellow lab. She loves to listen to stories and as well as give a few wet kisses too. Whether you're a strong or struggling reader Jasmine loves to hear kids read stories. Want to read to her? Call the library to find out when Jasmine will be there (218) 829-5574.
Start the New Year with a New Library Card-Start 2015 off by signing up to get a library card. Come find out all of the great resources that are available for free at the Brainerd Public Library.
Give it a Try: A Sampling of Free Community Education Classes-Saturday January 16th from 9am-4pm- A variety of fun classes will be offered every hour. They include Zumba, T'ai Chi, Watercolor, Stained Glass, Theater and Fitness and Nutrition. For more information and to register for the classes call the library at (218) 829-5574.
Overview of National Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach Program-Thursday January 21st @ 12 Noon-This class is offered as part of Crow Wing Energized-Register by calling the library at (218) 829-5574.
Heart Art-Monday January 25th 3:30-4:30pm-Decorate hearts with colorful mosaic tiles. A great decoration for Valentine's Day! For kids ages 8-12. Join us every month all year long for Imagination Mondays. No registration needed.
Disney Character Story Time-January 25th @ 6:30pm- Come listen to Disney characters read books at story time. Rapunzel, Elsa and Anna just to name a few! You'll want to bring your camera.
Regular Brainerd Public 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
Brainerd Adult Book Club-Second Wednesday of every month @ 2:00pm.
For more information call the Brainerd Public Library @ 829-5574 or visit www.krls.org
All programs are free of charge.
* These free programs are made possible with funding from the Kitchigami Regional Library through the State of Minnesota's Legacy Amendment funds to preserve arts and cultural heritage.
The Brainerd Public Library has a viewer with large flat-screen monitor to increase the size of materials. Patrons can use the machine to increase the size of magazines, newspapers, books and more. The machine is located by the References Desk. Many thanks to Brainerd Lions and Baxter Lions for the donation for this machine with the assistance of the Nisswa Lions.
Special online database services only available at the Brainerd Public Library:
Free wireless Internet access and public Internet computers
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or brought in to the Brainerd Public Library.
Special Collections: Book Club in a Bag
This is a great resource for your local book club.
Generally meets the first Monday of each month at 10:30am.
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. Visit the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library's website by clicking here.
Please consider a Friends membership - your membership will help us help to strengthen the library's collection and bring new programming and resources to the library.