HISTORY OF THE LIBRARY
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.
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
Bonnie Povilaitis has been with the library for 22 years and has served as Library Director for the last twelve.
Other librarians currently working part time or volunteering at the library include Lorna, Jane, Sue, Angela, Katlyn and Layla.
The Board of Directors of the Library meets once a month in the back room of the library. Kathy Oostmeyer is the current Board President. Other Board members include Mary Moffit, Nancy Barnhart, Judy Austin-Kloosterman, Seth Wenger and Bethann Blass-Murphy.
LIBRARY BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE 2020:
Meetings are held at the Baldwin Pathfinder Community Library
back meeting room at 10am and are open to the public.