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About the Library


The mission of the Ellsworth Public Library is to provide quality materials, services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities which fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike.


The Ellsworth Public Library formed in 1924 when a book collection was established in the Dr. Deo C. Munger home. Soon after, it was transferred to the Opera Hall, sharing the same room as the bowling alley. In March of 1925, the library moved to the Combacker building, and in 1932, the library moved again to the basement of the community hall. In 1975, the library moved once more into the upper space of the community hall which was the former theater. A renovation was completed in 1995 to accommodate the need for more space. On January 23, 2023, the library held a grand opening at its current location at 388 W. Main St., a renovated bank building.

Click HERE for additional historical information about the library.


Free parking is available in the library parking lot at the back of the building. You may also park on Main Street in front of the library.

Handicap Accessibility

The Ellsworth Library is handicap accessible at the north side of the building. You will also find accessible parking there.

front of the library building

Virtual Tour

Visit the Ellsworth Public Library before you even step foot in the building. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library, Midwest Pano LLC captured the library in virtual format, allowing vistors to tour the library digitally. Throughout the tour are hotspots, or little dots that include areas and important information. Whether you’re a curious visitor or a frequent patron, take a virtual trip through the Ellsworth Public Library. You may learn something new about this awesome space!