• Chamber Celebrates Major Renovation for Bayport Public Library

  • GREATER STILLWATER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / PRESS RELEASE Chamber celebrates the newly remodeled Bayport Public Library                          
    Jill Smith cut the ribbon at the Chamber celebration on April 25th, 2023.  


    Bayport, MN. The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce celebrated the
    Bayport Public Library’s new renovations with a ribbon cutting celebration on April 25th, 2023.  Jill Smith, along with library staff, board members, local patrons, Greater Stillwater Chamber Ambassadors and staff were there to join the celebration!


    The Bayport Public Library is a welcoming community that inspires, empowers, supports and connects all people. Everyone is welcome! 

    We offer activities such as  Story Time, elementary class visits to the library, and library visits to Croixdale. Patrons can access eBooks and eAudiobooks 24/7 through our website. We also offer internet access and wireless printing.


    The first lending library in Bayport opened in the early 1900's in a small building behind Ernie Smith's home. All the books were donated by Bayport residents. A library room was included in the primary school built in 1919, a room which could be used by the public even when the school was closed. Bayport Public Library was formally established in 1931. When Bayport School became part of School District #834 in 1958, the library moved to a small space built for library books on the second floor of Village Hall. In 1960, the Village Council appointed a library board and the library was revitalized. The Council Chambers in the village hall were remodeled for the library, and the Village Library opened in this room April 3, 1961. Another major improvement came in the early 1970's when the vacated post office was completely remodeled and expanded for library use. The library moved into this attractive, modern library facility on North Third Street in 1973. In February of 1990, the Bayport Library moved to the former White Pine Inn. The building was completely remodeled and transformed into a state-of-the-art library on the main floor with meeting rooms upstairs.


    The 2022 renovation brought more light and open space to the building, they opened up hallways and added glass doors.  They updated the cozy log room with new lighting and updated the original log walls.  The upper level is freshened up and ready for hosting groups!  New paint and carpet throughout gives the library a fresh new feel.  


    The growth of the Bayport Public Library over the years reflects how vital library services are to the community. You must go see the new renovations for yourself and check out a book today!


    Bayport Public Library
    582 4th Street N
    Bayport, MN 55003
    Bayport Public Library                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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