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Spirit Lake Public Library, serving an area of 6,600 residents, has a collection of 26,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,980 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 920 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.

Staffing consists of 4 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $32,000. Patrons make 42,000 visits annually, and check out materials 115,000 times. Thirty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.

Location: 702 16th Street, Spirit Lake Iowa 51360 Telephone 712-336-2667

Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Blue Earth) Blue Earth Community Library
(Blue Earth) Faribault County Library
(Fulda) Fulda Memorial Library
(Fairmont) Martin County Library
(Worthington) Plum Creek Library System
(Ringsted) Ringsted Public Library

08/04 Coming to The Spirit Lake area
Minnesota Alpaca Festival Owatonna MN April13-14 The halter show has over 500 alpacas in the most astonishing array of colors. Award winning fleece will be on display throughout the weekend! This is also a shopping extravaganza.
Scott-Carver Thresher's Annual Swap Meet Jordan MN May4-5 Antique car, tractor, farm equipment and machinery for consignment and auction.
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
North Iowa Band Festival Mason City IA May23-27 The event is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. The mission of the North Iowa Band Festival is to provide a weekend of wholesome family entertainment at little or no cost to the family; to promote and celebrate the rich musical heritage of North Iowa; and to provide an atmosphere which showcases young musicians who are becoming a part of that heritage. It features Carnival, Concessions, Marketplace, Car Show, Arts and Craft exhibits.
Jefferson Bell Tower Festival Jefferson IA June7-8 Jefferson's annual Festival promises a weekend full of family-friendly fun and entertainment. Nestled in the middle of Greene County's county seat, the Festival is home to a broad spectrum of activities.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.