In 1978, my grandparents gave the library board a challenge when they pledged $300,000 for the project. The library was required to raise the matching funds by December 1980. Unfortunately my grandpa died on July 9, 1980, but the library board was able to match the funds on October 31st and the city council named the C.E. Brehm Memorial Library on November 3, 1980. A few years later, my father Dwight Brehm added on to the library.
The first time I visited the library I was in high school, and It was a very positive experience. There were pictures of my family all over the walls and it was very inspiring to see the way my father and grandfather contributed to the community. It was a good experience!