Our spring newsletter is here. Feel free to download or come to the library for a physical copy.
Have you always wanted to work at the library? Here’s your chance! We are looking for someone detail-oriented and responsible to join our team.
The Lonsdale Public Library Board is accepting applications for a part-time (8-12 hours per week) Library Shelver to shelve returned items, process new materials, help with programs & assist staff. Minimum qualifications: High School diploma/GED or current high school student and familiarity with libraries. Availability during library hours required.
Starting salary: $12.14/hour. Insurance benefits not included.
A completed job application, cover letter and resume must be submitted to Marguerite Moran, Library Director, no later than 6 pm on Friday, January 25, 2019. Contact Lonsdale Public Library at 507-744-3977 or City Hall at 507-744-2327 for a job application or print from link below.
Big thanks to the Lonsdale Snowizards Snowmobile Club for their generous donation to our children’s programming. We will soon have a new kids’ size craft table and chairs to enhance our storytimes, hands-on science and other fun activities for young people. Also, keep your eyes peeled for upcoming movie programs, since the Snowizards sponsored a public performance license, alllowing us to legally show all sorts of movies for kids and adults, alike!
Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED
Black Friday: OPEN
In fact, not only will be open on Black Friday, but we’re going to have some fun. If you can’t face the shopping hordes, come in to the library. We will have Harry Potter themed crafts and treats all day! Also, everything on our sales shelf will be only 25¢! Had enough family togetherness? Visit the library!
Christmas Eve: CLOSED
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: CLOSED
New Year’s Day: CLOSED
Happy holidays to everyone!
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in our community survey and/or the strategic planning process. We have put a lot of thought into coming up with a plan for the next three years that addresses the needs of our community. Please take a moment to check it out, and remember that we are still and always open to your thoughts, needs and suggestions.
Lonsdale Public Library Strategic Plan
2018 – 2021
Community Engagement Focus Area
Goal: Increase awareness of library services and build community partnerships
- Boost community awareness of library and its services
- Expand outreach offerings to meet community needs
- Increase community partnerships
- Create a Friends of the Library group
- Grow opportunities for volunteers
Operations Focus Area
Goal: Amplify the library as place and staff as resources
- Review and revise library environment to maximize its potential for patron use
- Establish best practices for staff development
- Maximize library funding and resources
- Enhance and/or expand public service hours
Programming Focus Area
Goal: Cultivate program offerings to meet varied ages and interests
- Grow adult programming
- Increase tweens and teens programming
- Expand children’s programming
- Build family-friendly services and programs
Collections Focus Area
Goal: Evolve the collection to meet diverse community needs and interests
- Enrich collection offerings
- Expand alternative collection offerings
- Develop a local history collection
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.
If you prefer a physical survey, you can pick one up at the library or City Hall. Please complete or return by August 3rd.
Did you know that we have tutorials on our catalog page? Check out this video that shows you how to get started!
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!
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!