The mission of the Owatonna Public Library is to provide for the informational, recreational, educational and cultural needs of the residents of Owatonna, Blooming Prairie and rural Steele County through organized collections of various media and access through technology to other resources.
Our goal is to provide better library service for everyone.
The banner image is a photograph of the inscription over Owatonna Public Library's Elm Avenue door. The inscription dates back to 1900 when the Library was built. It was written using the ancient Roman alphabet (aka the ancient Latin alphabet) which only contained 23 letters. This alphabet did not use lower-case letters or the letters J, U, or W. Learn more about OPL's history in Nancy Vaillancourt's book Owatonna Public Library: Free to All, 1900-2000.
|Mary Kay Feltes
Director of Library & Technology Services
Senior Reference/Cataloging Librarian
| Darla Lager
Senior Media Services/Reference Librarian
| Patty Nichols
Assistant Children's Librarian
| Marie Sexton
Technical Services Assistant
| Joan Rasmussen
Local History Specialist
Jill Holmes, President
Russ Dunn-Foster, Vice-President
Angela Sager, Secretary
Don Overlie, Member & Representative to the SELCO Board
Eric Mattison, Member , Member
2012 Library Board Minutes