A significant feature of the branch from 1914 until the 1940s was a children's story room. In 1914, a distraught parent wrote to Miss Helen Watson, the first Child's Librarian:
"Dear Madam: Will you please stop John and Mary from getting any more books as we can't get anything out of them at all -- they won't go to bed at night and won't get up in the morning and won't do anything but read when they do get up" (Reinartz).
During World War I, the library's auditorium was used by citizen groups such as the Red Cross and the Home Guards for meetings to "win the war" (Reinartz). In 1918, all branches of the public library were closed due to the influenza epidemic. The library was rededicated in June 1989 after a major renovation and is on the National Registry of Historic Places.