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Welcome to the Pine River Public Library a branch of the Kitchigami Regional Library System.  The Pine River Library was founded in 1965 and became part the newly form Kitchigami Regional Library in 1969.  Before 1969 the library was know as Cass County Library.

As part of this system, the library is able to offer patrons access to the collections of eight libraries in addition to it's own collection.

What We Offer:

Pine River Public Library is proud to offer a wide array of information services and material to its patrons.  These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Free Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Online Catalog
  • Reading Programs
  • Books, magazines and newspaper in print
  • Books and Music on Cassettes and CDs
  • Videos and DVDs
  • FAX Service
  • Personal Life Jackets for children and adults
  • Children games computer

The Region has a generous checkout policy:

bullet Books - 28 days
bullet High Demand materials - 7 days
bullet Cassettes and CDs - 14 days
bullet Videos and DVDs - 7 days
bullet Magazines - 7 days

Overdue Notice Fees:

The first two notices will be by phone/email. Further notices will be printed and mailed.  There will be a $2.00 fee per item on printed notices,  This fee is owed even if the overdue item is returned.


Starting January 2008 the Pine River Library will be open on Monday.

Hours will be:


Sunday                    Closed

Monday            12pm - 5pm

Tuesday           10am - 5pm

Wednesday       12pm - 7pm

Thursday          10am - 5pm

Friday              10am - 3pm

Saturday           10am - 2pm


Check out the Regional Library Website at :


Special Event

Local Author Craig Nagel was at the Pine River Public Library this winter to talk about his new book,

A Place Called Home: Moments from an ordinary life.

The Pine River Public Library is also the home of Browser the Library Cat.  Browser was a stray cat that came to the library in Pine River when he was about 9 months old, this was the spring of 2002. He was quite a friendly cat. One of the staff members at the library decided to feed him tuna which he loved and started coming back to the library every day. He would be sitting at the back door every morning waiting to come in and get fed. When the library moved to it's present location, the kids helped move Browser along with the books. This is when the staff decided to keep Browser on as the newest member of the library family. The move was completed July 2002.

His first visit to the vets, he tested positive for feline leukemia. The staff had to wait 6 weeks to re-test him. The second time was the charm and there was no sign of it again. He gets free health care from the local vet which he has used quite a few times in the past.  The patrons donate money towards his care and he loves all the attention he can get.

He has been featured on the local PBS station and with helps writes a month Library Lore Column for the local paper.

To see his blog and photos you can to go:

Browser's Mini Me is traveling around the Pine River Area.  If you happen to sight it come to the library and let the staff know where you saw him.  You will receive a Browser trading card.  Collect all of  them  There is a map at the library that shows where he's already been.  Figure out where he will be seen next.




For More Information Contact:

Pine River Public Library
212 Park Ave
PO Box 14
Pine River MN 56474
Tel:  218-587-4639
FAX: 218-587-3107