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Walker Public Library

Links on the left-hand side of the page:
1. You will find the official Kitchigami Walker Public Library Branch website. Please click this link to find out library hours, location, and upcoming programming/events. 
2. you will find information on the Walker Public Library Advisory Board.
3. You will find the Walker Public Library Donor Recognition and Naming Policy.
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WALKER PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILDING UPDATES
Here you will find the most recent information regarding the Walker Public Library building project. Updates will be organized from most recent to least recent.
October 17th, 2022: the Walker City Council held a special work session and met with elected officials from Pine Lake Township, Leech Lake Township, Turtle Lake Township, and Shingobee Township. The meeting was held to review library building plans and request financial support from the Townships.
October 3rd, 2022
: at the Walker City Council meeting on Monday night, the City Council reviewed exterior and interior renderings. The exterior renderings are the same as below, and following are interior renderings.
Main level rendering of proposed new Walker Public Library
Lower Level rendering of proposed new Walker Public Library
August 18th, 2022
: at the Walker City Council meeting on Thursday night, the City Council approved of the Walker Public Library Agreement for Naming Rights: Jacobson Family donation in the amount of $10,000.00 for naming rights of the youth collection, to be named Myrtle Jacobson Youth Collection.
August 1st, 2022: at the Walker City Council meeting on Monday night, the City Council approved of Meyers Group Architecture proposal for Public Library Interior Designer/Space Planning Consultant. The City will work with Meyers Group Architecture on the layout of the inside of the New Walker Public Library. The City Council also approved of spending $5,750.00 to Ulteig for a boundary and topographic survey at the new Public Library site, and getting soil borings at the new library site.
July 5th, 2022: at the Walker City Council meeting on Tuesday night, the City Council approved of a pledge agreement and naming rights agreement from Dale and Harriet Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have pledged to donate 1 million dollars; the City will receive a portion of that each year until 2029. Because of this large donation, they were also granted naming rights of the new building. The building will be called "Dale and Harriet Jones Walker Public Library." Thank you Dale and Harriet!
June 30th, 2022: The City of Walker has been working with HyTec construction on the design of the new library building. Following, you will find the latest rendering design image.
Walker Library Exterior Concept Rendering
June 9th, 2022: The City of Walker released an RFP for an interior designer/space planning consultant. the due date is July 8th, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. The full RFP can be found here.
April 4th, 2022At the City Council Meeting on Monday night, a land sale with the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School District was approved. The red circle in the imagine below is where the new library will be constructed. This location is between the water towers and the community garden.
Screenshot of Cass County GIS map showing location of new library