Read about the establishment of the library, and how its importance to the community has evolved.
Le Mars Public Library History
The original Le Mars Public Library was built in 1903 with funds from industrialist-financier Andrew Carnegie. The building was dedicated in 1904 and housed 3,885 books.
The library remained in the Carnegie building until August 1976. Le Mars Public Library is now located in a remodeled Red Owl supermarket purchased by the city in July 1973.