The Windom Public Library is conveniently located on the Square in the downtown business district in the historic 1st National Banking Building. The building was built in 1911, has been home to the library since 1985. The building of Bedford stone, marble pillars and granite walls was renovated by community volunteers to as closely match as possible the original colors of the bank’s decor. A large mural on the north wall of the main room, which was painted by Roy F. Olson in the late 1940s, features an early settler plowing with his oxen is original to the building.
The library is a free, safe and friendly environment. The Public Library offers Internet access, free Wi-Fi, audio books, movies, magazines, bike locks, books, e-books and e-audio books. Reading programs are offered to children and adults. Other services the library provides are Adult Coloring space, “Let’s Play Legos”, story times, proctoring exams, printing and scanning documents. The library also offers events and entertainers throughout the year.
The library is a member the Plum Creek Library system. This is a nine-county cooperative which serves 26 libraries, including some school libraries. This cooperative allows access to share materials and resources offered through the member libraries. For more information visit: www.plumcreeklibrary.org