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Bemidji Public Library has more than books

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The Bemidji Public Library has been a fixture downtown for more than a century.

The library was founded in February 1907. By 1909, the city of Bemidji, the Women's Study Club and the library board had worked together to secure a $15,000 grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, and a site overlooking Lake Bemidji was chosen for the building.

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