The mission of the Pulaski County Public Library is to continually improve our service to the patrons of our library district. We seek to provide a comprehensive collection of materials in a wide variety of formats. Our intent is to enrich our patrons' lives educationally and recreationally.
Our library serves a district of nine townships in Pulaski County, Indiana: Cass, Franklin, Harrison, Indian Creek, Jefferson, Monroe, Rich Grove, Van Buren, and White Post. The townships of Beaver, Salem, and Tippecanoe are not part of the Pulaski County Public Library district. The main branch of the library is located in the town of Winamac. The library also provides services at a facility in Medaryville.
The library has evolved over time. Its progenitor, the Winamac Public Library, was opened in 1905 as a small reading room in downtown Winamac. In 1915, the Library was awarded a grant from the Carnegie Corporation to finance the construction of a new library facility located at 121 South Riverside Drive in Winamac. In 1953, library services were expanded to all residents of Monroe Township, and the library became known as the Winamac-Monroe Public Library. During the late 1960s, services were expanded again, this time to nine townships in Pulaski County. In 1969, the library officially became known as the Pulaski County Public Library.
The library is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Board members are appointed by local elected official bodies. The County Commissioner’s office, the County Council, and the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation each appoint two seats, while the West Central and North Judson-San Pierre school boards appoint a joint seat. The board is responsible for library governance and policy. The board also hires the library director, who is responsible for administration, operation, and maintenance of the library.
For information on library policies, see the Policies page. For information about library cards, library services, the library district, and more, see our Frequently Asked Questions. For information about how taxes and other public dollars are budgeted and spent by the library, visit the Indiana Gateway.