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Win a Mackenthun’s gift card!

We are doing some strategic planning to make sure we continue to meet community needs.  To that end, we have a brief survey we would like you to fill out.  Please contribute if you use the library or if you don’t use the library.   We are interested in hearing from all adults in Lonsdale and the surrounding area.  Tell your friends!

We wouldn’t ask you to do this for free.  We will be having a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Mackenthun’s Fine Foods.

TAKE THE SURVEY

If you prefer a physical survey, you can pick one up at the library or City Hall.  Please complete or return by August 3rd.

 

Join the library board!

Be a part of our board!

The Lonsdale Public Library Board is looking for a member starting in May.  It’s a great way to get involved in your community!

What are the responsibilities?

  • Attend a monthly board meeting every month on the third Wednesday at 6:30 pm
  • Guide the goals and strategies of the library

What are the qualifications?

  • Live in Lonsdale or Erin, Forest, Webster or Wheatland Townships
  • Care about the library and the community

You can download the application HERE or pick one up at the library or City Hall.  Thanks for being part of our team!

Beanie Babies!

You know you can check out books at the library.  You know you can check out movies at the library.  You know you can check out magazines at the library.  You know you can check out e-books at the library.  But now you can also check out Beanie Babies at the library!  They were so excited that they ran all over the library having fun.

Celebrating our birthday!

Coloring!

Doing a puzzle!

Reading a book together!

They can’t wait to visit your house and see what kind of adventures you can have together.  Stop by and check one out!

Bouncing egg experiment

Do you think an egg can bounce?  Your library staff investigated a book called How To Make a Bouncing Egg by Jennifer L. Marks.  It says that if you leave an egg in vinegar for three days, the shell will dissolve but the membrane will thicken enough that the egg will bounce if dropped from an inch or two high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, the shell does dissolve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And by day three and four, the egg does become rubbery.

For the video with results, you will have to check out our Facebook page.  

 

 

Computer tutoring at the library

Computer tutoring at the library

Join us for one-on-one computer instruction.  If you need help getting started with computers in general or need to learn about a particular program, we would be glad to help you.  You name the topic, and we’ll work together on one of our computers.

Our volunteer tutor is available on the third Wednesday of the month from 3-6 pm.  An appointment is strongly suggested.  Please contact the library at 507-744-3977 or email Marguerite Moran to schedule your session.

Some topics that we can help with:

  • Computer basics: What’s this mouse thing for again?
  • e-mail basics
  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel (spreadsheets)
  • Internet search strategies
  • Getting started with Overdrive (e-books)

Are you a computer whiz who would like to help teach others?  We could always use more volunteers.

New DVD policies

Free the DVDs!  We have some new policies that you may enjoy.  We have lifted the three item limit, so you can check as many DVDs as you think you can watch in three weeks.  You can also now return DVDs in the book drop.  Get ready to binge!