About Us

The Minneapolis Public Library is located in Minneapolis, KS in Ottawa County.  We have been proudly serving our community since the 1880’s. Check out our website to see how we can assist you and your family.

Staff and Board of Trustees

We pride ourselves on having an excellent staff.  We strive to be friendly, knowledgeable, and help you find what you are looking for.  We look forward to serving our patrons!

Jennifer Cleveland, Director

Jennifer grew up in Salina where she and family raised, trained, and showed horses. She and her husband Donnie moved to Minneapolis in the late 90’s and they raised their three children here.  Jennifer worked for the Ottawa County Conservation District as the District Manager for 18 years before taking over for the retiring director at the Minneapolis Public Library in July 2022.  She is a member of the Osage tribe and takes part in political and cultural activities. She is also an avid reader and typically finishes over a hundred books a year.  Her favorites are fantasy and historical biographies.

“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” ― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

Julie Wrape, Assistant Director and Youth Services Director

Julie Moved to Minneapolis with her husband Armin, upon his acceptance as a pastor of a local church in January 2022. Julie has lived in Costa Rica, Spain, Germany, and various places in the United States.  Since the 7th grade she has desired to work in a library and got her first opportunity while getting her BA in Earth Science from the University of North Carolina Charlotte through the work study program.  She home-schooled her two sons from 1st to 12th grade and has worked as a private school teacher and personal tutor.  She lies the out of doors and different outdoor activities, as well as reading a good book.  She enjoys helping others to learn and grow in their potentials.  She is excited to be in Minneapolis and at the Minneapolis Public Library.

“Don’t stop learning, there’s always more to know, and books can help you to discover places, people, and things you’ve not imagined.”

Junior Librarians

Mattison Main and Koyer Hauk are both seniors at Minneapolis High school and began working for the library in August 2022.  They look forward to assisting you.

“We’re here to help so don’t be afraid to ask!”

Deb Nichols, Custodian
Nick Barefield, Volunteer Front Desk Attendant

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees makes sure the library is operating smoothly and efficiently. They oversee budgets, purchases, policies, and staff operations.  If you are interested in serving on the Board of Trustees, please contact a librarian.

2022-2023 Library Trustees
  • Shawn Homan, President
  • Jonathon Wild, Vice President
  • Tarin Hauck, Treasurer
  • Anne Dawson, Secretary
  • Travis Shaft, Interim Mayor
  • Rod Frack, Member
  • Dawnie Plunkett, Member