About OPL

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.

PVBLIC LIBRARY

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

Staff

Mary Kay Feltes
Director of Library & Technology Services
marykay@owatonna.info
Ryan Brown
Information Technology Coordinator
ryan.brown@ci.owatonna.mn.us
Renée P. Lowery
Assistant Director/Online Librarian
renee@owatonna.info
Timothy O'Connor
Information Technology System Administrator
timothy.oconnor@ci.owatonna.mn.us
Bonnie Krueger
Senior Reference/Cataloging Librarian
bonnie@owatonna.info
Darla Lager
Children's Librarian
darla@owatonna.info 
Mary Gontarek
Senior Media Services/Reference Librarian
maryg@owatonna.info
Patty Nichols
Assistant Children's Librarian
patty@owatonna.info 
Dave Lubahn
Circulation Assistant
dave@owatonna.info
Marie Sexton
Technical Services Assistant
marie@owatonna.info 

Kay Schmidt
Circulation Assistant
kay@owatonna.info

Joan Rasmussen
Desk Assistant
joan@owatonna.info 
Dawn Sorensen
Admin Assistant
dawns@owatonna.info
Lisa Boutelle
Desk Assistant
lisa@owatonna.info 

Linda Hoffmann
Desk Assistant
linda.hoffmann@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Brandon Robinson
Desk Assistant
brandon@owatonna.info
Nancy Vaillancourt
Local History Specialist
nancy@owatonna.info 
Sandee Hardy-Hagen
Desk Assistant
sandra.hardy-hagen@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Holly Jorgensen
Desk Assistant
holly.jorgensen@ci.owatonna.mn.us

 

Library Board

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

January 2013
February 2013
March 2013
April 2013
May 2013
June 2013
July 2013
August 2013

2012 Library Board Minutes

January 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 2012
June 2012
July 2012
September 2012
October 2012
November 2012

Board Minutes from Previous Years