The Huntingburg Public Library brings people and information together by providing the community with resources that will meet their informational, educational, and cultural needs.
Huntingburg Public Library promotes active exploration, discovery, and synthesis of information. Huntingburg Public Library supports American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read statements which affirms that every patron has the right to free and convenient access to ideas, information, and the creative experience.
History of Huntingburg Public Library
The Huntingburg Public Library was the first public Library in Dubois County, Indiana. It opened its doors to the public on June 22, 1922, when the population was approximately 1,900 residents.
Miss Genevieve Williams played an important role in the development of Huntingburg Public Library. She also served as the first Director. The Library consisted of two lighted rooms with approximately 1200 volumes salvaged from a book shower (Thies, 1937).
As Huntingburg grew, the Library had to expand to meet the needs of the community. The Huntingburg Public Library has had two additions to the existing structure. The original building was expanded and a Children’s Room was built.
Today, Huntingburg Public Library serves the Patoka and Cass townships of Dubois County with a combined population of 9,642 residents (Statistics of Indiana Public Libraries, 2014). It houses over 30,000 combined collections of materials. The Indiana Room has many one-of-a-kind books on the History of Indiana and Dubois County.