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
Information Technology Coordinator
|Renée P. Lowery
Assistant Director/Online Librarian
Information Technology System Administrator
Senior Reference/Cataloging Librarian
Senior Media Services/Reference Librarian
Assistant Children's Librarian
Technical Services Assistant
Local History Specialist
Russ Dunn-Foster, President
Eric Mattison, Vice-President
Angela Sager, Secretary
John Pfeifer, Member & Representative to the SELCO Board
Don Overlie, Member , Member
2013 Library Board Minutes
2012 Library Board Minutes