About us

Library Mission

The Balsam Lake Public Library provides materials, resources and services that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge, enlightenment, and enjoyment creating a vibrant center of our community.


  • A responsibility to offer free library service.
  • The Village’s commitment to a municipal library.
  • Cooperative efforts with other Village departments, other libraries, and other community organizations.
  • Community needs drive our services.
  • Emphasizing and encouraging children to read.
  • We take a personal interest in ensuring that our services are delivered in a welcoming, convenient and responsive manner.
  • Read the BLPL Long Range Plan 2021-2024

“The library will serve Balsam Lake residents and the surrounding area. Service will not be denied because of religious, racial, social, economic, or political status; or because of mental, emotional, or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation.”

Balsam Lake Library Staff


Linda Heimstead, Library Director library@balsamlakepl.org

Rebekah Smith, Adult Services/Administrative Librarian 

, Youth Services Librarian

Alyssa Brown, Assistant Librarian 


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