Come on in! Make yourself at home.
Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa while you read or visit.

Visit the Babbitt Library's Facebook page to see what is happening at the Library.


Friends of the Library have an ongoing craft and white elephant sale at the Babbitt Library. Stop in and browse.

Friends of the Babbitt Library will be having two Christmas Drawings.
Handmade Gingerbread house made and donated by Lisa Pennala
Handmade Cross Wreath made from balsam, cedar, and white pine donated by Theresa Miller.
To purchase a ticket stop in at the Babbitt Library, tickets are $1.00 each. Tickets can also be purchased on December 10 at the Santa Hay Ride in the Municipal Gym.  Drawing to be held on December 12. 

 Please help the Babbitt Public Library by donating empty laser and inkjet cartridges!
Toner Cartridges
InkJet Printer Cartridges
We are recycling empty laser and inkjet printer cartridges and exchanging them for FREE computer technology, recreation equipment, and even cash!


A donation of several mystery books were made to the Babbitt Library by a friend of Ely's Nancy McReady. Pat Frovarp, owner of the Once Upon a Crime book store in Minneapolis is an occasional visitor to Ely. These books were from her private collection. A similar donation was made to the Ely Public Library last year. A huge thank you for thinking of our Library!!!!!!!!!!!

In the Gallery:
Local artists Miranda King, Richard Klinzing, Marlynn Klinzing, and Janine Patten have a display of their art in the Library gallery. Peruse the Gallery often to enjoy frequently changing displays.



Friends of the Library ongoing book sale!

An assortment of books are on sale. 

Find them in the hallway adjacent to the library.
Your purchase supports Friends of the Library and the Library.