Our History

From the beginning of its' inception, the Village of Innisfree Library (VIL) has been a labor of love. Former school teacher and rural resident Lil Carter mentioned to her husband Boyd, that she thought our village needed a library. And he built her one...

Not only did Boyd, along with friends, neighbors and area residents, volunteer thousands of hours to convert 2 classrooms into the library, they also renovated the upstairs area in the Millennium Building - adding a kitchen, washroom and accessibility ramp and door. Lil and cohorts worked tirelessly behind the scenes to secure our space, form a board, join Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) and gather donations to fill our shelves once built. 

The Village of Innisfree Library officially opened July 4, 2012 and since then has increased the number of hours we are open, the size of our collection and the number of programs and services offered. We are the resource center for information within our community and surrounding area; as well the main library for Delnorte School students. We are happy to say that we have come to be known as a gathering place in the community - inviting all into a welcoming and safe space. 

We owe heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers who helped us form our library in so many different ways, from labor to donations. Thank you to NLLS and its amazing staff for the training and allowing us to use their space to catalogue items before we had one of our own. To the Innisfree & District Agricultural Society for letting us move into the building; and to the Village of Innisfree for forming bylaws that allowed our own board to form. To our Library Board and Friends group for their continued dedication. And to our patrons, who continue to increase visits each year and support our programming. We are forever grateful to you all!