The public library in the Pocahontas County town of Palmer moved to its current location in 1975. That year, grant money combined with proceeds from the Palmer Jubilee allowed a former chicken hatchery to be purchased for use as a community building. Though the building originally housed the city hall, it now is used exclusively for the community library.
Resident Hazel Metzger led the push to get the library into its new facility and served as librarian until her death in 1981. Bernadetta Howie served a two-year stint before Sally Butcher took over in 1983. She retired at the end of 2011; Ramona Miller is the current librarian.