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Clue Escape Room — New times added!

Get a Clue Escape Room
Lonsdale Public Library Story Room
Thursday, Jan. 20-Saturday, Jan. 22

Oh no, Mr. Boddy has been murdered!  You just came for a party, but now YOU are the main suspect.  The police will be here in 45 minutes.  If you can’t prove who the real killer is, then it’s off to prison with you.

The popular event for teens and adults returns!  Unlike other escape rooms, ours is completely free!  Use your wits to solve a series of puzzles as a team.  We will register up to 5 people per session.  Please call the library at 507-744-3977 to pre-register.  Suggested for ages 12 and up.


Thursday, January 20


Friday, January 21


Saturday, January 22


Holiday Hours

The library will have special holiday hours.

Christmas Eve:  Open 10-2
Christmas Day; Closed
New Years Eve:  Open 10-6
New Years Day: Closed

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Stuffed animal sleepover

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, December 28-Wednesday, December 29

Join us Tuesday at 6:30 for a special bedtime storytime with your stuffed animal or doll friend.  Then leave the stuffed friends with us for a library sleepover.  The animals will have adventures and then be ready to be picked up Wednesday morning complete with a report of what they got up to.  We’ll even have some breakfast treats while they last.

Book Sale


We are planning a giant book sale to benefit the library’s programs for kids and adults.  We will have lots of titles for all ages, many like brand-new.  There will be bargains galore, so put it on your calendar!  More details to follow closer to the date.

We are still accepting donations

Books donation box

through December 24th.  We welcome any good quality recent books other than textbooks or encyclopedias.  Please bring them into the library during open hours.  Thank you for your participation!

Library closing early

Due to severe weather, the library will close at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 10th.

The book drop remains open 24-7.  If you are unable to return items due to weather and end up with late fees, we will gladly waive them.

Stay safe, friends!

Cookie Decorating Class

Cookie Decorating Class
Thursday, December 9th, 6:00-7:00pm

Have you always wanted to make those beautiful decorations you see in the stores, but don’t know where to start?  Join Lois for a cookie decorating class.  You will learn several techniques that you can use on different types of desserts.  Plus, bring your product home!

Adults (or teens with a parent) only.  Class size is limited to 8.  Please pre-register by calling the library at 507-744-3977.

We wil provide materials, but if you have your own decorating bags and tips, feel free to bring them.  Masks are required to be worn.

Photo attribution: Jonathunder, GFDL 1.2 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


The library will be closed Thursday, November 25th for Thanksgiving.  Enjoy some turkey with your family.

If you’re looking for something to do on Friday, November 26th, we will have drop-in crafts at the library.  We will be open our regular hours, 10-6 and we will have storytime at 10:30 as usual.