About the Library


To support and connect community members, the Geraldine E. Anderson Village Library provides free and open access to a broad range of information, materials, and services that contribute to life-long learning and enjoyment for people of all ages and backgrounds.
The Library does this through:

  • Village of Dresser’s commitment to a municipal library
  • Cooperative efforts with Village departments, other libraries, and other community organizations
  • Sharing resources with the library system and beyond
  • Emphasizing and encouraging people of all ages to read
  • Providing welcoming and responsive staff
  • Providing community-driven programming
    Revised and amended March 13, 2023
    Updated: July 2016



Library History

About the Geraldine E. Anderson Village Library

Named to honor Geraldine E. Anderson in 2020, the library was founded on September 7, 1935 by the Dresser Women’s Club as the Dresser Junction Library. The name was changed in the 1940s to Dresser Village Library.

Geraldine E. Anderson 

For 35 years as a first-grade teacher in the Osceola School District, Anderson was dedicated to teaching students how to read. She was one of the first librarians when her mother was part of the group that formed the library. For decades, she volunteered for the library in numerous capacities, including serving on the board as president. In 2016, she was Wisconsin Library Trustee of the year. She died in January 2019 at 91.