COVID-19 tests available

You can now pick up a rapid COVID-19 test at the library!  The iHealth rapid antigen test is FREE. It detects proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19.

To help keep our community healthy and slow the spread of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has partnered with local community-based organizations to provide free at-home rapid tests to low income Minnesotans.

The Minnesota Department of Health recommends testing for the following reasons:

  • You are feeling symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You had a close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
  • You are testing before going to a large gathering.
  • Even with a negative rapid test result, someone who has symptoms should take a PCR COVID-19 test and should not return to regular activity until symptoms have improved and they have been fever-free for 24 hours. If you test positive or have symptoms, stay home and away from others. Follow the public health guidance about what to do if you are sick .

The test kits expire July 1, 2022.
Tests will be distributed while supplies last.

Book Group

Our public book meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome!

The next book we are reading is Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.  It chronicles the rise and fall of a fictional 1970s rock group, and particularly the volatile relationship between leaders Daisy and Billy.  It’s a wild, thrilling, and surprisingly moving story.

If you have any questions about book group or would like to check out a copy of the book, give us a call.

Summer Reading Program Sneak Peek

Just because the library book sale is over with doesn’t mean the library staff can relax.  Even though it’s barely spring, staff members are busily working on Summer Reading Program 2022: Read Beyond the Beaten Path.  This summer we are planning on having in-person events instead of packets.  We’re also revamping our grand prize baskets, and have some really fantastic prizes in store.  We can’t wait to share them with you, but you’re going to have to wait. Summer Reading Program this year will run from Friday, June 10 through Saturday, July 23.

Book sale results!

Our book sale was a big hit!  We attracted lots of customers and raised over $800!  Keep your eye on this space for improvements to our small family fun room as we spend those dollars.

Big thanks to our volunteers who helped make this possible!  It was a great event and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Book Sale

Our big book sale is getting closer!  We will have kids’ books, thriller, romances, cookbooks and lots more!  The prices will be reasonable and all proceeds will go to enhancing our fun room for kids.

Lonsdale Public Library Meeting Room
Thursday, February 10th: 4-8 pm
Friday, February 11th:          12-6 pm
Saturday, February 12th:  10 am-4 pm

Bring your own bag and get $.25 off!  If you’re interested in volunteering, please give us a call.  Cash or check only.


Masks Required

In order to keep everyone safe, the Lonsdale Public Library is requiring masks for everyone age 5 and up.  We have masks available for adults and children if you need one.  Please do your part for the health of your friends and family.