History

Library services first began in Lansing in 1912, when the Lansing Library Association was organized by the P. E. O. Sisterhood and the E.W.A. a federated Iowa Women’s club. The articles of incorporation for this association were established in 1914. The first library was located on the corner of Lower Main Street. (Clancys) later it moved to upper Main Street next to the present building. (The west half of the Glen Connor residence.) This property was given to the Library Assn. by local residents. Membership in the Library Assn. was $1 per year. The two women’s groups managed this Assn. until 1935 when it was given to the city and the Lansing Public Library was established. The city then took over the financial support. The first library building was built in 1967 and was made possible through a bequest from the Anna and Klara Koehm estate, who were long time teachers in the Lansing schools. The furnishings for the new building were all donated by local organizations or individuals. The Lansing Public Library is part of the State of Iowa Library system. The state is divided into 7 regions and we are part of the Northeast region wit the headquarters in Waterloo at the Waterloo Public Library. A new library building replaced the 1967 building with its dedication in August of 2005. The new library is three times larger than the old library; the spacious, refreshing atmosphere caused a major increase in patron usage too. It is truly a beautiful building. The Lansing Public Library is part of the State of Iowa Library system. The state is divided into 7 regions and we are part of the Northeast region wit the headquarters in Waterloo at the Waterloo Public Library. Library services first began in Lansing in 1912, when the Lansing Library Association was organized by the P. E. O. Sisterhood and the E.W.A. a federated Iowa Women’s club. The articles of incorporation for this association were established in 1914. The first library was located on the corner of Lower Main Street. (Clancys) later it moved to upper Main Street next to the present building. (The west half of the Glen Connor residence.) This property was given to the Library Assn. by local residents. Membership in the Library Assn. was $1 per year. The two women’s groups managed this Assn. until 1935 when it was given to the city and the Lansing Public Library was established. The city then took over the financial support. The first library building was built in 1967 and was made possible through a bequest from the Anna and Klara Koehm estate, who were long time teachers in the Lansing schools. The furnishings for the new building were all donated by local organizations or individuals. The Lansing Public Library is part of the State of Iowa Library system. The state is divided into 7 regions and we are part of the Northeast region wit the headquarters in Waterloo at the Waterloo Public Library. A new library building replaced the 1967 building with its dedication in August of 2005. The new library is three times larger than the old library; the spacious, refreshing atmosphere caused a major increase in patron usage too. It is truly a beautiful building. The Lansing Public Library is part of the State of Iowa Library system. The state is divided into 7 regions and we are part of the Northeast region wit the headquarters in Waterloo at the Waterloo Public Library.

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