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The Pathfinder Community Library has been serving the citizens of Lake County and beyond since November of 1953. It was first established as an all volunteer endeavor: all books were donated, materials were contributed by local businesses, and space for the library (one room in a private home) was also donated. The first librarian worked without pay for several years. In April 1955, citizens voted to approve a millage to fund the library. It moved to its current home in 1970. Later upgrades include the digitalization of our card catalogue and addition of a garden.


Our mission is to provide books and other media to inform, entertain, and provide for the intellectual development and cultural enrichment of our diverse community. Those resources shall include access to and assistance in using computers and other emerging technologies, which serve as a gateway to information resources beyond our walls. Our library also serves as a place for children and adults to discover the joy of reading and the value of libraries. 

--Bonnie Povilaitis, Library Director

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Bonnie Povilaitis has been with the library for 30 years and has served as Library Director for the last 15. 

Other librarians currently working part time or volunteering at the library include Assistant Director Angela Mead, Grant Writer Angela Sprague, and Library Clerks Abbigail Vallette, Karen Piper, Jonny Marshall, and Juanita Pore.

The Board of Directors of the Library meets once a month. Beth Ann Blass-Murphy is the current Board President, Mary Moffitt is Vice President, Rosemary Dionne is Treasurer, and Judy Austin-Kloosterman is Secretary. Other board members are Kathy Oostmeyer and Heather Karkashian.


March 19

April 16

May 21

June 18

July 16

August 20

September 17

October 15

November 19

December 17

Meetings are held at the Baldwin Pathfinder Community Library
back meeting room at 10am and are open to the public.

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