Ely Public Library
In 2013, the City of Ely began looking for solutions to the problem of its aging and limited accessible public buildings. The Ely City Council decided to construct a new library across the street from the City Hall at the former Ely Clinic site. For a new Ely Public Library, the estimated construction cost was $1,700,000.
Grants funds for the building and furnishings came from the Minnesota Department of Education under the Public Library Accessibility Improvement Grant Program, Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust, Jostens Foundation, and Lake County Power Operation Round-Up.