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Library History

July 1989: Community committee formed Friends of Burnett Community Library

February 1990: Burnett County Board announced funding available for county library planning

June 1990: County Board appointed committee to determine the feasibility of a library

November 1990: Former discount food store donated north of Siren at Highway 35/70 intersection

April 19, 1991: Grand Opening of the volunteer library with 3,000 books; dependent on donations

May 1991: First Bank of Wisconsin donated their old brick building to Webster Village for use as a library; became a municipal library

January 1992: Library opened in bank building after extensive shoring up of floor; card holders 200

October 1992: Grand Opening event; card holders grew rapidly 800+; by 2011, 3500

August 2004: Discussion of a new library begun by Friends of the Library

Summer 2005: Start of fund-raising campaign to expand Burnett Community Library

Summer 2006: Friends mailed brochure to all area residents & businesses requesting support and donations

Spring 2009: Larsen Chevrolet building available; donated by Terry Larsen; fundraising expanded

February 2011: “Wall-breaking” ceremony to mark beginning of Larsen building renovation

August 18, 2011: Library closed for “Big Move”

August 22, 2011: Library reopened in new building; name changed to Larsen Family Public Library

September 9, 2011: Grand Opening celebration; looking forward to many years of service to our Burnett County residents!