On this page you will find links and information on the Cresco Public Library (including the original building and stained glass windows) and the town itself.
If you want to learn about our town and how it came to be, click on one of these links below:
If you'd like a more in depth history of our library, plese click the following link: Cresco Public Library History PDF
Click the link to see the newspaper clippings about the original stained glass windows we have: Stained Glass Windows Newspaper Clippings. These are clippings from the Cresco Times Plain Dealer issue February 3rd, 1971 (pages 13 and 18).
The Cresco Public Library was built with funds from the Carnegie Foundation in 1914. It was dedicated on February 10th, 1915. A major addition to the south side in 1991 doubles the size of the library. The addition was accomplished with a federal grant, local Foundation donations and many volunteer hours. Today the library has thousands of books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, onling resources, 10 public computers, 2 laptops (In-House Use Only), and a meeting room to serve Cresco and the surrounding communities.
Here is a picture of our library building
before the addition was made.