While the roots of public librarianship in Laško go as far back as 1869, when a national reading room was established, the Laško Public Library was founded in 1974. The library runs branches in Radeče, and Rimske Toplice, as well as movable book collections in Jurklošter, Šentrupert, and Zidani Most. In addition to housing a reading room, it maintains a local collection department with books, documents, and other material on the region. For adult library-goers, staff organise literary evenings, a wide spectrum of lectures, and exhibitions, whereas younger members can attend story-telling hours, creative workshops, puppet shows, and meetings with authors.
Laško Public Library interior, 2008