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About Us


  • Ellen Connor, Director
  • Lyn Hokenstad
  • Carol Trantow
  • Joe Burkard
  • Sally Raisler
  • Christie Buschkopf

Library Board of Trustees

  • Judy Trull - President
  • Alice Brown - Vice President
  • Jennifer Brickey - Treasurer
  • Barb Baumgartner
  • Mona Golla-Kolosso
  • Blair Olsen
  • Dr. Melanie Oppor

Board members are appointed by the mayor as vacancies occur. Library Board of Trustees meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings of this Board are open to the public.

Mission and Values

Mission Statement

The Sturm Memorial Library enhances people's lives.

Statement of Libary values

Library Users are Our Number 1 Priority

Nothing is more important to the Library than the needs of the people who walk through the door.

Free and Open Access for All

Everyone is welcome in the Library, and everyone will be served equally.

The First Amendment Matters Here

The Library recognizes that many viewpoints exist and acknowledges that diversity of opinion is important in our democracy. The Library supports the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights, Code of Ethics, and Freedom to Read statement.

The Library is the 3rd Place

The Library is a place the community gravitates toward, and people feel welcomed.

Maintaining Goodwill is Important to Us

The community loves the Library and the Library strives to maintain that goodwill by providing a high level of service to the community.

Resources that Match Community Needs

The Library aspires to provide a wide variety of materials that people want and need.

Equitable Support from Users

The Library has a responsibility to secure tax support from those who use it.

Public Funds are Used Responsibly

The Library is a good steward of the public's investment, operating efficiently in order to give people many options.

The Library is a Comfortable Place

We want people to stay awhile, and a clean, bright and safe environment will ensure they do.