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Story room

Meet our new(ly designated) story room and study space.  Formerly a seldom-used small meeting room, the story room has been re-envisioned as a fun place to relax and play or buckle down and study–your choice!

  • Join us here for story times Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings.
  • Kids and families can play and relax here anytime the door is open.
  • If you want a quiet space to study or meet, you can sign up at the library on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check out our growing plants!

Spring is springing out all over!  We’ve been growing seeds at the library.  Miss Susan planted a sunflower, a pea and a lima bean.

Day one:   All quiet.







Day six:  Starting to sprout.










Day eight:  Check out those shoots!








Day 10:  Look at that sunflower reaching for the sky!







If you want to plant some seeds of your own, join us April 16 or 19 for a spring story time.

It’s good to be back!

I want to say thank you to the fantastic staff of the Lonsdale Public Library (Susan, Darlene, Ali and special guest star Penny) for doing a bang-up job while I was “down under” in Australia and New Zealand.  I did many interesting things, but my favorite was my visit to Hobbiton.  All you Lord of the Rings fans should recognize whose house I am standing in front of here.

14666302_10154858573014767_7985148625654193408_nIt’s great to be back!  We are planning some fun things at the library this winter and spring, so stay tuned.




Goodbye Summer Reading 2016

Read for the Win is finished.  It’s sad to see it go,  but we all have lots to be proud of.  We had 311 kids sign up and 92 finish all five levels.  That’s thousands of reading hours!  We offered 12 events that were attended by 592 people.  Thanks again to all of the kids and young adults who participated, the parents and caregivers, and particularly the volunteers!

Opening day pizza party and field games

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Domácí Czech Folk Dancers

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Tori’s Precious Pets (photo courtesy of Lori Nickel and the Lonsdale Area News-Review)

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Remarkable Reptiles

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Mad Science MN

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Kids also made lots of crafts like Olympic ring collages and megaphones!

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Saturday Hours Changing June 1st

SATIn an effort to be more responsive to the needs of our community, we are changing our Saturday hours.  As of June 1, 2016, we will be open on Saturdays from 10:00-2:00.  So, sleep in, then come down to the library and check out some books and movies for the rest of your weekend!

Monday:         CLOSED
Tuesday:        NOON – 8pm
Wednesday:  NOON – 6pm
Thursday:      NOON – 6pm
Friday:            10am – 6pm
Saturday:       10am – 2pm
Sunday:         CLOSED


Library is closed!

Due to the blizzard conditions, the library will be closed today, Tuesday, February 1st. The board game event planned for tonight will be rescheduled. There will be no story time tonight or Friday of this week. Stay home and stay safe!