The Wadena City Library is the fourth largest library in the Kitchigami Regional Library System, serving a 5-county region in north-central Minnesota. We serve a wide area around the city as well as the county, checking out about 70,000 items per year to our area patrons. The Wadena branch holds over 30,000 titles within its walls, but has access to close to 200,000 titles as part of the region. We also offer access to libraries throughout the state through the state database MnLink. It is like having the materials of the state at your fingertips.
We are constantly expanding and updating our collection of books, DVDs, books on CD and Tape. Our expanding electronic databases include access to genealogy, financial and book search sites. The friendly staff of the library is glad to help with your questions.
We offer 11 public internet access computers and 2 public use scanners.
Please feel free to find out our latest happenings, and search our catalog and electronic databases online at www.krls.org.
Check out all of the events taking place at the library!
Pre-school story time--every Wednesday at 10:00am. Books, activities and crafts geared to helping pre-school children get a head start on reading skills. All are welcome.
Book discussion group--second Tuesday of every month--held at St. Helen's Episcopal church (across the parking lot from the library). This is an adult book discussion group sponsored by the Friends of the Wadena City Library...contact the library for a listing of the books that will be discussed.
Free Public Internet Access--11 computers with Internet access and a WiFi Hotspot allow patrons to access a world of information as well as personal accounts.
Web catalog--Library patrons with Internet access at home, work or school can request items on-line anywhere and anytime. To do this, you do need a 4 digit PIN, available on-line, or by calling the library or stopping in.
Renee Frethem, Branch Manager
Sharon Boline, Library Assistant
Laura Spilman, Library Assistant
Lisa Horn, Library Assistant
Dan Touchette, Library Assistant
Wadena City Library
304 1st SW
Wadena, MN 56482
Mon 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tue 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wed 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thu 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fri 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.