Perham Area Public Library

What is better than reading a book outside in the summer? or curled up with a blanket in the winter? 

Not many things come close. Thankfully, the Perham Area Public Library has what just what need. Whether you are looking for a juicy murder story or a book about your newest vacation destination, they will have you covered. 

The Perham Area Public Library first opened its doors in 1921. Today, they have a beautiful, 8,000 square foot stone building with vaulted ceilings that is operated by a full- time librarian and 40 volunteer staff. Their mission is to serve the educational, informational, recreational, and cultural interests and needs of the community. 

In Layman's Terms, their reach far extends that of just a library. They supply the best possible material in a variety of subjects, formats, and reading levels. The Library encourages the use of its facilities and programs, offers guidance and assistance to users, and is readily accessible to all.

Through it's association with the Viking Library System and telecommunications networking, the Perham Area Public Library serves as the commmunity's connecting link with the total library resources of the region, state, nation, and world. 

There is also a lovely children's library equipped with age-appropriate books, puzzles, computer games, small tables and stuffed puppets. Our library has been marked as one of the best libraries of its size in the United States three years in a row. They also have an extensive summer reading programs with activities throughout the summer for kids of all ages. Kids will love learning and playing at the library.  

The Perham Area Public Library offers the following services:

  • Books/Magazines including large print books
  • Telephone directories
  • Videocassettes and DVD's
  • Spoken word audiocassettes
  • CD's
  • Videocassette player
  • Cassette/CD players
  • Movie projector and screen
  • Slide projector
  • Computers for use
  • Typewriters for use
  • Internet access
  • Photocopier
  • Fax machine
  • Inter-library loan system
  • Summer reading program
  • Donated/withdrawn books for sale

Call 218-346-4892 for Library information or visit