2000 – PRESENT

In 2002, the centennial of the library (library pictured at the right) was celebrated.  The library was featured in newspaper articles and in the

Library Main Entrance

Friends of the Library newsletter. Library history was shared in Jim Alf’s newsletter articles, which are used in this website history,  and through the Mondovi Historical Society’s shared information and pictures. A centennial celebration, prepared by the Friends of the Library, included lunch and guest speakers along with photo shows of the library.

In 2003, the library computer system
was updated with a grant from the Gates Foundation. The grant provided computers and software to
update the library with some of the latest technology.

In 2000, the card catalog at the library was automated and computerized for patron access in the library.   Early in 2000, a library webpage was included through Winding Rivers; the webpage contains basic information about the library and library activities.

Further, in 2007, the library went on-line with the card catalog and book orders through the Winding River Library System; this allows library access to patrons from anywhere that has internet available.  Also in 2007, the Mondovi Lion’s Club donated a low vision reader which permits magnification of  most written materials for vision impaired patrons.

In 2010, the directorship of the library changed when Patti Berglund retired and her position was filled by Arin Wilken.

In 2011, Winding Rivers upgraded the catalog and checkout system to Iluminar, which will give users a more powerful search tool and user friendly access.