Past, present, future — all in one place

Our mission is to add quality to people’s lives through promoting
literacy and creativity, supporting lifelong learning, and building
connections in the community.

Meet Our Team


Amanda Demster
Public Services Director

Amy Dennis
Cataloging / Bookkeeping


Anna Jackson
Public Services / PR

Cathy Ervin
Youth Services


Claire Hubner
Public Services


Grace Cunningham


Hanna Kunkel
Young Adult Librarian

Jill Chalk
Public Services


Keith Kuric

Executive Director


Molly Barth
Public Services


Pam Long
Youth Services Director

Sally Johnson
Public Services

Library History


In 1978, Suzanne Shock sent a letter to all the organizations in the community, asking if they were interested in having and supporting a township library. The response was overwhelming. Petitions were circulated and 1500 signatures were obtained. These were presented to the town attorney, Robert Reed. Because the population of the township was not 10,000 permanent residents as state law demands for the establishment of a “public library,” an alternate type was required. In September 1978, a joint resolution was passed to establish the North Webster Tippecanoe Township Library Services Authority. An “LSA” is formed by two or more governing authorities in order to provide library service. In North Webster’s case the joint agreement to establish a library was between the town of North Webster and Tippecanoe Township. Until 2005 the North Webster Library functioned as an LSA – the only one in the state that functioned as a “public library.” Matching funds came from the town and township. The beginning budget in 1980 was $12,000. The library operated on this budget for 10 years, ending with an operating budget of $35,600 in 2005.


The first building was donated by the Lions Club and was located on the Lion’s Festival grounds. Money was raised by paperback sales, car washes, fish fries, and donations from various civic groups. For two years, work was done on the library, mostly by volunteers. 3000 books were donated by the community. Until 1981, the library was operated by volunteers. In 1988 the library moved across the street to the west end of the township building at 501 W. Washington.


In March 2004, the library moved into larger quarters in the north end of the North Webster Community Center and in July of that year became a tax supported public library.  As the library continued to grow, more space was needed to meet the changing needs of our community. A building project began, and the library moved into its own freestanding 20,000 square foot modern facility in July 2020. Our new facility, located at 110 E. North Street directly south of the North Webster Community Center, is designed to serve our community for decades to come.

NWCPL Board of Trustees

Garet Becker
Term Dates: 1/1/23 – 12/31/26

Appointed by Wawasee School Board

Cindy Hilgenberg
Vice President
Term Dates: 1/1/20 – 12/31/23
Appointed by Wawasee School Board

Tisha Holsten
Term Dates: 1/1/21 – 12/31/24
Appointed by Kosciusko County Council

Amanda Fretz
Term Dates: 1/1/22 – 12/31/25
Appointed by Kosciusko County Commisioners

Marilyn Cassell
Term Dates: 1/1/23 – 12/31/26
Appointed by the Town of North Webster

Deb Minear
Term Dates: 10/14/20 – 1/31/23
Appointed by Tippecanoe Township

Dave Seyler
Term Dates: 12/1/22 – 12/31/24
Appointed by Wawasee School Board

Board of Trustees Meetings


The Board of Trustees meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the library or online dependent upon external factors. All meeting times are 4:30 pm.


Meeting Dates for 2023: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20


Basic Monthly Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Adoption of Agenda
III. Minutes of Previous Meeting
IV. Treasurer’s Report
V. Old Business
VI. New Business
VII. Director’s Report
VIII. Adjourn

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