About the Library

 Welcome to Thorson Memorial Library, we are a public library located in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. 

We are a member of the Viking Library System which is located in Fergus Falls.

The library’s circulating collection includes: books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, videos, CDs music, audio books, as well as E-books and downloadable  audio books.

There are meeting spaces available in the library including a small conference room that seats about six people comfortably.

Get comfortable with a book or magazine in the loft area overlooking the library complete with a cozy fireplace.

We are  home to the region’s Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation computer lab.  The 11 computers in the lab are available for use during regular library hours.  If your business or organization would like to use the lab for a meeting or computer training purposes please call the library to schedule the space.  There is a projector and screen making presentations easy.

There are three additional computers in the library proper for public use and a special computer just for children in the kids’ area.

In the lower level of the library the Friends of the Library have installed a projector, DVD player, large screen and surround sound.  This space, called the Sanford Room, is ideal for larger meetings of up to about 100 people and includes a kitchen area.  The City of Elbow Lake (218-685-4483) schedules this space.


Staff members include:

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 Pat & Jan 







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